Free time (2 of 2)

May 24, 2012

So, according to the Universities Human Resources group, autonomy and academic freedom are past it ("Freedom a 'former value' in admin-led sector", News, 17 May). In the same issue, Tom Palaima argues that free time and "autonomous self-directing activity" are key values for the university sector's "individual and collective good" ("Time the revelator").

I know which value set I support. Sadly, I also know which is likely to dominate.

Alan White, Director, The Graduate School, University of East London

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