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Smith, Jan; Billot, Jennie; Clouder, Lynn; King, Virginia – Higher Education Research and Development, 2020
This article explores the experiences of a group of established academic staff in New Zealand and the UK, as they undertake a doctorate in their home institutions. Our interest is in how individuals negotiate this dual status from a cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) stance that explores how rules, tools, community and divisions of labour,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Doctoral Students, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Billot, Jennie; King, Virginia – Higher Education Research and Development, 2017
The effectiveness of academic induction is under-monitored by higher education institutions (HEIs) despite growing evidence that some academics, facing increased expectations and rising accountability within higher education (HE), perceive a lack of support from their institution. In this paper, we argue that HEIs should follow the example of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Skorobohacz, Christina; Billot, Jennie; Murray, Shannon; Khong, Lana Y. L. – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
Researchers continue to investigate and understand leadership in higher education. However, leadership does not stand alone; it is part of an interactive dyad with followers. Building on a previous study that aimed to unpack academics' experiences of leadership in higher education with a view to enhancing leadership practices, this paper…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Leadership, Higher Education, Interviews
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Billot, Jennie – Higher Education Research and Development, 2010
Changes within the higher education sector have had significant effects on the identity of the individual academic. As institutions transform in response to government-driven policy and funding directives, there is a subsequent impact upon the roles and responsibilities of those employed as educational professionals. Academic practices are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Educational Research