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Rowlands, Julie – Gender and Education, 2019
While academic governance does not produce teaching and research, it provides the conditions that enable them to take place. The principal academic governance body within universities, the academic board (also known as the academic senate or faculty senate), therefore plays a key role in enabling universities to conduct their core business.…
Descriptors: Governance, Governing Boards, Role, Higher Education
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Spitzer-Hanks, D. T. – Gender and Education, 2016
In a period characterised by worries over the rise of the corporate university, it is important to ask what role feminism plays in the academy, and whether that role is commensurate with feminist values and ethics. Commercial and political pressures brought to bear on the encounter between instructor and student can rob teaching of its efficacy,…
Descriptors: Universities, Feminism, Values, Ethics
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Nikunen, Minna – Gender and Education, 2014
Managerialism and neoliberal changes and demands influence the work and family lives of academics differently in different positions and contexts. In this article, I explore how Finnish academics on short fixed-term contracts have been treated, and how they interpret recent changes and their effects on their work and private lives. I ask how the…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Teaching Conditions