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ERIC Number: EJ873141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
Motivating Individuals: Growing Research from a "Fragile Base"
Hazelkorn, Ellen
Tertiary Education and Management, v14 n2 p151-171 Jun 2008
Faculty around the world are experiencing changes in their academic work. While "traditional" universities are responding to demands for greater accountability and increased and timely outputs from research, faculty within new higher education institutions (HEIs) are undergoing a paradigm shift within three concentric circles of change. Not only do they have to alter their own academic practice, but their HEI is also undergoing a revolution at a time when higher education is itself being transformed. The article documents these changes, challenging the assumption that there is a homogeneous or "single academic profession" with a common experience of academic change, and suggests a more complex picture for faculty in new HEIs. There are three sections: (1) overview of the literature on academic work, (2) how faculty in new HEIs are learning to play the research game, and (3) strategies and policies being introduced to encourage and facilitate research. (Contains 1 figure, 4 tables, and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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