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ERIC Number: EJ851135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
An Analysis of Higher Education Staff Attitudes in a Dynamic Environment
Fowler, Gillian
Tertiary Education and Management, v11 n2 p183-197 Jun 2005
Since 1980 the staff student ratio in the UK has halved. This has been contributed to, amongst other factors, by the massification policy of the UK government. The requirement to publish, the view of students as consumers, an increase in managerialism, and reduction in real pay levels as well as the threat of compulsory redundancies have also been changes which have affected the attitudes of staff. As a result of these factors, the experience of both academics and students has deteriorated, and this is likely to continue. This paper uses survey data from three higher education institutions, which indicates a reduction in the satisfaction of staff over a number of years. Interviews with key informants and a literature review also support the view that levels of stress are increasing amongst academic staff within UK Higher Education institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom