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Fitzgerald, Tanya – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research (MS), 2012
As the chapters in this book thus far have outlined, profound changes have occurred to the higher education landscape that have impacted significantly on what academics do and how they position themselves and their intellectual work. As this chapter will illustrate, these changes are acutely visible in the intensified scrutiny of research outputs,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Labor Market, Educational Change, College Faculty
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Fitzgerald, Tanya – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research (MS), 2012
As the chapters in this book have identified, the academy and academics have experienced significant radical transformations across the past three decades. In many ways, academics have been eyewitnesses to these changes, and while there is much to mourn about what has been "lost", this is not the time for academic ambivalence towards the effects…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Barriers, Performance Factors, Change Strategies
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Fitzgerald, Tanya, Ed.; White, Julie, Ed.; Gunter, Helen M., Ed. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research (MS), 2012
This book was written across a period of intense turmoil and change in higher education in Australia and England. The authors are deeply unsettled by these changes and wish to open up the discussion about what it means to be an academic and engage in academic work in the 21st century. Accordingly, each of the authors has nominated a theme or lens…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Change Strategies, College Faculty
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Gunter, Helen M. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research (MS), 2012
The university as a site of public intellectuals and intellectual work is facing challenge. Historically this has happened and continues apace through the inter-relationship of a number of trends: first, the entry of disciplines into bureaucratic specialisation, where status is through a named school, disciplinary paradigms and networks, journals…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Interests, Middle Class, Beliefs
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White, Julie – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research (MS), 2012
The work of academics has intensified, but the focus for most remains on teaching, research and contribution to service. Institutional imperatives and positioning within universities impact significantly on how individual academics fashion themselves to fit with expectations and demands. There is, of course, no simple version of scholarly identity…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship, Scholarship, Professional Identity
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Gunter, Helen M. – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research (MS), 2012
Reading current accounts of higher education demonstrates the flux and damage of rapid neoliberal changes to the type and conduct of academic work. Opening the Times Higher Education magazine on the 28 April 2011 shows articles about cuts in staffing and undergraduate provision in England, concerns about the quality of for-profit higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Neoliberalism, Role of Education
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White, Julie – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research (MS), 2012
This examination of the higher education landscape now shifts to consider the relationship between the university and the teaching profession. The intention of this chapter is to focus on pre-service teacher education to examine how professional identity and university curriculum have become managed. This chapter will introduce the conception of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Faculty College Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education
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Fitzgerald, Tanya – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research (MS), 2012
The metaphors of the ivory tower and ivory basement are used in this chapter to reflect how many women understand and experience the academy. The ivory tower signifies a place that is protected, a place of privilege and authority and a place removed from the outside world (and consequently the rigours of the market place). The ivory tower, by…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Figurative Language, Women Faculty, Power Structure
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Fitzgerald, Tanya – International Perspectives on Higher Education Research (MS), 2012
This book was written across a period of intense turmoil and change in higher education in Australia and England. We are deeply unsettled by these changes and wish to open up the discussion about what it means to be an academic and engage in academic work in the 21st century. Accordingly, each of the authors has nominated a theme or lens through…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Change Strategies, Educational Change