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Felicity Callard @felicitycallard
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After a few weeks away from Twitter, I'm back to think – alongside many others – about content & rhetoric of the #JEP.

And abt what we at @USSbriefs have been doing all summer w @OpenUPP2018 to encourage deliberations over #USS valuation to take place in public #USSstrike 1/
Many (incl. @NJSHardy @gailfdavies @DrJoGrady @etymologic @MikeOtsuka) have already provided cogent analyses of the #JEP report & its implications. So here I'll just going to pick out some of what has struck me most forcefully on a first read. #USSstrike 2/
1. There's a judicious use of rhetoric – particularly around 'confidence', '(mis)understanding' & 'communication'. This cleaves closely to that used by #UUK & Bill Galvin – whether that is deliberately so as to increase likelihood of acceptance by those parties, you can decide 3/
#JEP emphasises process, understanding & communication deficits to explain difficulties over the valuation. This allows it largely to evade a more intractable *political* discussion.

Cf. Use of 'deficit model' in public understanding of /engagement w science literature 4/
For example, compare UUK's repeated phrase 'build trust and confidence' universitiesuk.ac.uk/news/Pages/Joi…, Galvin's emphasis on need for better communication uss.co.uk/how-uss-is-run… & #JEP's frequent use of confidence (15 instances) & (mis)understanding (e.g. p. 49 👇) 5/
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