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Boud, David; Fillery-Travis, Annette; Pizzolato, Nico; Sutton, Brian – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This paper investigates the influence that undertaking a professional doctorate has on the practice of the graduate and their workplace or organisation. There is a growing literature on how undertaking such advanced development influences the individual graduate at the personal and professional level but there is little evidence of a wider impact…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Doctoral Degrees, College Graduates, Outcomes of Education
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Boud, David; Dawson, Phillip; Bearman, Margaret; Bennett, Sue; Joughin, Gordon; Molloy, Elizabeth – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Assessment as a field of investigation has been influenced by a limited number of perspectives. These have focused assessment research in particular ways that have emphasised measurement, or student learning or institutional policies. The aim of this paper is to view the phenomenon of assessment from a practice perspective drawing upon ideas from…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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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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Boud, David; Lee, Alison – Studies in Higher Education, 2005
Research education has been dominated in recent years by policy-driven preoccupations with doctoral completions, funding and contributions to the economy. This has led universities to focus on enhanced institutional support for research degrees, with an emphasis on supervision, in particular the training of supervisors, and provision of a richer…
Descriptors: Supervision, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Interviews
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Lee, Alison; Boud, David – Studies in Higher Education, 2003
Examines the use of writing groups as a strategy for research development, asserting that writing is best considered a starting point of the research process and that fostering academic writing is a useful place to do research development work. The article describes the use of various writing groups over 3 years, exploring the responses of leaders…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, College Faculty, Higher Education, Scholarly Writing