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Pitt, Rachael; Mewburn, Inger – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016
For over a decade, debate has raged about the nature and purpose of the PhD, including its role as preparation for working in academia. Academic work has changed a great deal in the last 60¬†years, yet our doctoral curriculum has remained relatively static. While there is increasing interest in matching PhD programmes to "real world"…
Descriptors: Occupational Information, Content Analysis, Doctoral Degrees, College Faculty
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Blair, Erik; Briggs, Georgette – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
The unbundling of the higher education sector has led to an increase in the number of academic tribes. One such tribe is that of the 'instructor'. This paper examines how instructors at a university in Trinidad and Tobago are conceptualised at the institutional and individual level. Three data sources were examined: a document review of role…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, College Faculty, Ambiguity (Context), Foreign Countries
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Brown, Jason L.; Healy, Michael; McCredie, Tessa; McIlveen, Peter – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2019
As university graduates face increasingly changing and challenging labour markets and work environments, universities are prioritising the work of helping students develop their graduate employability. As a result, university Career Services and career development practitioners are subject to changing strategic and operational approaches to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Career Centers, Employment Services