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ERIC Number: EJ776795
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1360-080X
Defining and Rewarding Academic Citizenship: The Implications for University Promotions Policy
Macfarlane, Bruce
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v29 n3 p261-273 Nov 2007
The concept of "academic citizenship" reflects different interpretations of the civic purposes of the university. However, activities associated with this concept are largely under-conceptualised and poorly rewarded in academic life. Based on research with an international group of academics, this paper defines the meanings of "service" and "academic citizenship", and outlines the implications for academics serving five overlapping communities: students, colleagues, institutions, disciplines or professions, and the wider public. It goes on to consider how academic citizenship may be recognised through university promotions criteria in the context of an increasingly "performative" academic culture. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A