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Brew, Angela; Boud, David; Crawford, Karin; Lucas, Lisa – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Findings from interviews with mid-career academics in English and Australian universities elucidate how academics interpret and navigate complex institutional contexts in shaping academic jobs. The paper argues that how they do this is a function of what they notice and respond to as well as the mode of reflexivity they employ. Three core areas…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
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Dobbins, Kerry; Brooks, Sara; Scott, Jon J. A.; Rawlinson, Mark; Norman, Robert I. – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Despite a detailed literature exploring the advancement of a learning outcomes approach in higher education, limited evidence exists concerning academics' use of them. This study employed a questionnaire survey and interviews with academic staff in three schools in one institution to explore their views and uses of learning outcomes. Whilst…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Accountability, College Faculty, Student Centered Learning
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Carey, Philip – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
Student engagement has become a key feature of UK higher education policy and analysis. At the core of this is a notion of engagement characterised by dialogue and joint venture. The article explores this by considering the role of student representation in university governance. It focuses on the system of course representation that is a feature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Participation, Learner Engagement