Humaniversity: humanising the university

Razak, Dzulkifli Abd (2011) Humaniversity: humanising the university. New Sunday Times.

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N my annual address for 2011 to the university community last week, I spoke about Humaniversity: Transformation to Humanise the University. This is perhaps the culmination of 11 years of provoking it to look for new vistas to give meaning to universities, and higher education, in particular. Over the last decade, the threat against the university as an institution in its own right has never been more intense. Drawing an analogy between the university and a frog in simmering water, universities have, by and large, accommodated the slow boil so far. Perhaps tertiary institutions are unaware that soon the water will boil over, and like the frog, they will no longer be able to "jump out". Then we have to face what is called a "dead university" scenario -- which was identified at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Scenario Planning workshop five years ago -- if the inertia in academic leadership continues.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General) > L7-991 Education (General)
Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
Depositing User: Pn Sukmawati Muhamad
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2017 07:58
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2018 08:27

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