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Hicks, Diana; Holbrook, J. Britt – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2020
Should philosophy help address the problems of non-philosophers or should it be something isolated both from other disciplines and from the lay public? This question became more than academic for philosophers working in UK universities with the introduction of societal impact assessment in the national research evaluation exercise, the REF. Every…
Descriptors: Philosophy, Role, Intellectual Disciplines, College Faculty
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Langfeldt, Liv; Nedeva, Maria; Sörlin, Sverker; Thomas, Duncan A. – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2020
Notions of research quality are contextual in many respects: they vary between fields of research, between review contexts and between policy contexts. Yet, the role of these co-existing notions in research, and in research policy, is poorly understood. In this paper we offer a novel framework to study and understand research quality across three…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Educational Quality, Policy, Novelty (Stimulus Dimension)
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Mäkinen, Elina I.; Evans, Eliza D.; McFarland, Daniel A. – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2020
Due to investments in interdisciplinary research endeavors, the number and variety of interdisciplinary research centers have grown exponentially during the past decades. While interdisciplinary research centers rely on varied organizational arrangements, we know little about the conditions and processes that mediate collaborative arrangements and…
Descriptors: Research and Development Centers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Institutional Cooperation, Universities
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Berthoin Antal, Ariane; Rogge, Jan-Christoph – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2020
Given the significant transformations underway in academia, it is pertinent to ask whether the traditional notion of entering the profession in response to a calling is still relevant. This article draws together hitherto unconnected strands of German and Anglo-Saxon literature on callings, then analyzes biographical narratives of 40 social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Career Choice
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Bégin-Caouette, Olivier – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2020
In the global academic capitalist race, academics, institutions and countries' symbolic power results from the accumulation of scientific capital. This paper relies on the perspectives of system actors located at the institutional, national and international levels to assess the perceived importance of eight systemic factors in contributing to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Social Capital, Sciences
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Osley-Thomas, Robert – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2020
Did the liberal art disciplines at American universities have the highest failure rate between the 1970s and the early 2000s? Important theoretical traditions indeed believe that the liberal arts are the most threatened disciplines in the academy, while other theories have differing views. This paper reexamines the vulnerability of academic…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disciplines, Departments, Liberal Arts, Higher Education
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Horbach, Serge P. J. M.; Halffman, Willem – Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 2020
Peer review of journal submissions has become one of the most important pillars of quality management in academic publishing. Because of growing concerns with the quality and effectiveness of the system, a host of enthusiastic innovators has proposed and experimented with new procedures and technologies. However, little is known about whether…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Peer Evaluation, Editing, Journal Articles