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Johnson, Ane Turner – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
African higher education has been the site of repeated contestations over identity. Higher education institutions, as spaces made up of individuals claiming a diversity of identities, are susceptible to conflict when identities are influenced by politicians and paramilitary groups seeking to advance their political agendas on campus through the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Unions, Violence
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Smith, Sally; Hunter, David; Sobolewska, Emilia – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
Over a period of three years this longitudinal study explored new approaches to consider student identity during the transition from university to employment. Students were followed through a new portfolio-based final year course and beyond university into the workplace. With universities increasingly recognising the employment aspirations of…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Education Work Relationship, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Maritz, Jeanette; Prinsloo, Paul – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
In the social imaginary of higher education, there are many mutually constitutive forces shaping academic identities, such as academics' habitus, dispositions, race, gender and student expectations. Our queer academic identities are furthermore robustly intertwined with, and emerging within, cultural, political and economic histories and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Postdoctoral Education, Graduate Study
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Enke, Kathryn A. E. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2014
This qualitative study engaged women senior administrators at liberal arts colleges in the Upper Midwestern USA to better understand how their intersecting identities mediate their enacted leadership. Data were collected from eight participants via a questionnaire, document review, one-on-one interviews and observations. Positionality theory…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, College Administration, Administrator Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Nichols, Sue; Stahl, Garth – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This paper presents a systematic structured review of recent research that explicitly adopts intersectionality as a theoretical framework to interrogate how tertiary institutions manage, cater for, include, exclude and are experienced in ways that produce advantage and disadvantage. The analysis addresses the following questions: Within research…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Philosophy, Self Concept, Case Studies
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King, Virginia – Higher Education Research and Development, 2013
This paper introduces the "map", the "novel" and the "grid", three strategies inspired by the creative arts that potentially enrich higher education research by revealing layers of truth otherwise difficult to discern. The "map" was inspired by the "Map of an Englishman," an etching by Grayson…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Self Concept, Maps
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Hannon, John; Hocking, Colin; Legge, Katherine; Lugg, Alison – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Interdisciplinarity has become part of contemporary university discourses on knowledge in both research and curriculum. The move to break down traditional disciplinary boundaries reflects emerging forms of enquiry into knowledge that are less hegemonic and more distributed, and more tuned to its production, practices and the needs of its…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum Development, Case Studies, Universities
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Case, Jennifer M. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
Contemporary critiques of student learning research call for new theoretical and methodological approaches. This article proposes a social realist approach to this research, using the morphogenetic theory of sociologist Margaret Archer. The applicability of this approach is demonstrated by reference to an empirical study of engineering students at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Personal Narratives, Undergraduate Students
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Groves, Olivia; Verenikina, Irina; Chen, Honglin – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
Research on the international student experience in Australia has highlighted the challenges that international students face when obtaining tertiary qualifications in an Australian university [AEI. (2012). "Student voices: Enhancing the experience of international students in Australia." Canberra, Australia: Australian Education…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Foreign Students, Males, Arabs
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Mills, Jane; Felton-Busch, Catrina; Park, Tanya; Maza, Karen; Mills, Frances; Ghee, McCauley; Hitchins, Marnie; Chamberlain-Salaun, Jennifer; Neuendorf, Nalisa – Higher Education Research and Development, 2014
Attempts to recruit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students into nursing degrees have made minimal impact on the number of registered nurses working in Australia's healthcare sector. Yet increasing the number of Indigenous nurses remains one of the most important objectives in strategies to close the health gap between Indigenous and…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Nursing Education, Emotional Intelligence, Mentors
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Elizabeth, Vivienne; Grant, Barbara M. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2013
Five poetic transcriptions lie at the heart of this article. We intend that they will convey something of what it means and feels like to be an academic researcher in neoliberal universities such that we begin to notice this condition and its effects more acutely. Our poetic texts began their existence as fast-written prose responses to the…
Descriptors: Researchers, Self Concept, Poetry, College Faculty
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Cannizzo, Fabian – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
This article explores the role that universities play in shaping the relationship between academics and their work. Drawing on Miller and Rose's interpretation of our present era as being characterised by "Advanced Liberal" governance, this article demonstrates how discourses seeking to govern academic labour enrol ideals about the…
Descriptors: College Role, Discourse Analysis, Governance, College Faculty
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Bosanquet, Agnes; Mailey, Alana; Matthews, Kelly E.; Lodge, Jason M. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
"Early career" in academia is typically defined in terms of research capability in the five years following PhD completion, with career progression from post-doctoral appointment to tenure, promotion and beyond. This ideal path assumes steady employment and continuous research development. With academic work increasingly casualised,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Beginning Teachers, Professional Identity