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ERIC Number: EJ814622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1360-144X
The Mourning After: Academic Development in a Time of Doubt
Grant, Barbara M.
International Journal for Academic Development, v12 n1 p35-43 May 2007
Academic developers work in zones marked by uncertainty and ambiguity. One response to the uncertainties about who we are and our place in the academy is to assert and defend a particular identity. I critically engage with such a response from a "mourning after" standpoint that values an unsettled identity. There I find the possibility for a less defensive, even more productive, basis for relations with ourselves as academic developers and with the colleagues alongside whom we work. I illustrate this possibility with reference to working with graduate research supervisors. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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