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ERIC Number: EJ815168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1360-080X
"Sleeping with the Enemy": How Far Are You Prepared to Go to Make a Difference? A Look at the Divide between Academic and Allied Staff
Wohlmuther, Sue
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v30 n4 p325-337 Nov 2008
There have been a number of papers written about the academic-allied staff divide within educational institutions in the Western world. This paper considers one particular institution to ascertain whether there is evidence of a divide and, if there is, whether there are other factors that influence the perception of a divide; for example, length of tenure, gender and the home department. This paper looks at what the literature perceives as a divide in terms of the numbers, qualifications, contractual conditions, the perceived importance of roles, whether these roles are changing, and the understanding of each other's roles. Finally, the paper looks at what impact a divide will have upon a strategic plan. The case of Manukau Institute of Technology is then compared with the literature review. This paper is based on a literature review and data gathered from a questionnaire; however, the author also draws on her own experience of being married to "one of the enemy". (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand