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ERIC Number: ED554898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 214
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-3031-4927-6
Impact of the Bologna Process and German Higher Education Reforms on Professorial Work and Role Definition at the University of Potsdam: A Case Study
Hairston, Christen Cullum
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The College of William and Mary
The Bologna Process and German higher education reforms over the past decade have created significant waves of change at German universities. This case study focuses on the enduring impact of both the Bologna Process and German higher education reforms on how professors experience their work and define their roles during the winter term 2011-12 at the University of Potsdam. Through an in-depth analysis of 25 professors' interviews, this study provides a detailed account of structural changes, transformations in both teaching and learning, and the increased role that competition plays in academic prestige, W classification, and research funding with an emphasis on both the natural scientist and social scientist experience. The purpose of this study is to provide greater insight to institutional leaders as well as policy makers into the ways in which the intended reforms have equated to reality for professorial work and role definition. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany