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ERIC Number: EJ825410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3108
Progressing Professional Careers in UK Higher Education
Whitchurch, Celia
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v13 n1 p2-9 Jan 2009
This paper arises out of a study conducted for the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education on "Professional Managers in UK Higher Education: Preparing for Complex Futures," and focuses on those aspects relating to professional and career development. The author reviewed understandings in the literature about the roles and identities of professional staff in higher education, and of movements that were occurring in relation to these. The second, empirical part of the study involved interviews with twenty-nine middle and senior managers in three case institutions, and also seven heads of administration from institutions across the UK. This showed how individuals were not only interpreting their given roles in a more active way, but were also moving laterally across functional and organisational boundaries. This paper offers discussion and analysis of study implications for career and professional development. (Contains 3 figures.)
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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
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom