Prestige in Academic Life

Prestige in Academic Life

At the centre of this is the seeking of prestige, at all levels from the national system to the individual.

Author: Paul Blackmore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317505044

Category: Education

Page: 202

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The achievement of academic excellence is inherently competitive. Deliberate government policies, globalisation and changes in communication technologies mean that competitiveness in the academic world is sharper than ever before. At the centre of this is the seeking of prestige, at all levels from the national system to the individual. Prestige in Academic Life aims to increase understanding of motivation in universities by exploring the part that prestige plays, for good and ill. The book’s focus on motivation and prestige helps to answer fundamental questions that run through much discussion on universities, such as why some problems are never solved; why change can be so difficult to achieve; and how individuals and groups can enable it to happen. Issues explored include: • What role does prestige play in academic life? • How does prestige play out in the working lives of academics, students, administrators and institutional leaders? • How can the positive aspects of prestige be encouraged and the negative ones diminished? University leaders and managers, academics, administrators and students, indeed all who are interested in universities, will find this valuable reading. It will help those in leadership positions to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and wellbeing of their institutions, and will support academic staff in negotiating their career path. Paul Blackmore is Professor of Higher Education in the International Centre for University Policy Research, Policy Institute at King’s, at King’s College London.
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Pursuing Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

Pursuing Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

Blacker, D. J. (2013), The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame, Alresford: John Hunt Publishing Ltd. Blackmore, P. (2016), Prestige in Academic Life: Excellence and Exclusion, Abingdon: Routledge.

Author: Margaret Wood

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350055292

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Teaching excellence is a topic of international significance, having importance for higher education worldwide, yet is generally considered to be poorly defined and understood. The current discourse of teaching excellence is narrowly framed, instrumental and performative, with an onus on measurement and quantification. Wood and Su investigate and rethink excellence in higher education, connecting this to the understanding of the role and purpose of higher education. Stakeholder perspectives on teaching excellence are explored, and the authors argue that it is through engaging with higher education constituencies, to examine teaching excellence from different angles and stances, that more inclusive understandings may be built. These stakeholder perspectives, which form the central chapters of the book, include higher education institutions, academics, students, employers and parents. The importance of a commitment to engaging with understandings situated in the diverse experiences and contexts of stakeholders for an 'inclusive perspective' on teaching excellence is affirmed. At the close of the book, the Coda examines some of the implications of the responses to the COVID-19 global pandemic for inclusive perspectives on teaching excellence in higher education.
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The University as an Ethical Academy

The University as an Ethical Academy

Prestige in academic life: Excellence and exclusion. London: Routledge. Bourdieu, P. (1986). The forms of capital. In J. G. Richardson (Ed.), Handbook of theory and research for the sociology of education (pp. 241–258).

Author: Marek Tesar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000799026

Category: Education

Page: 230

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This book examines the importance, possibilities, and complexities of the university as an ethical academy. Universities may be seen as an evolving network of ethical systems that govern teaching, research, service, and administration. However, the university system is changing: adding new rules, new ways of working, and new ideas to its repertoire of operations. The theories that we have traditionally employed may be now put up for questioning and examination. Universities now comprise a spectacularly large body of regulations and policies, both internal and external, that cover issues from cheating, human subject research, academic integrity, research on animals, environmental ethics, and the ethics of sexual harassment. These interconnected ecological systems of ethics have not emerged in one rational process but rather reflect the ongoing historical and dynamic development of law and ethics in relation to the creation of new values. This has played out in a particular political and ideological environment, which has produced the university as a set of practices and beliefs and a particular set of rationalities. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Educational Philosophy and Theory.
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Gender Studies and the New Academic Governance

Gender Studies and the New Academic Governance

Prestige in Academic Life: Excellence and Exclusion . London: Routledge . Boas, Taylor C ., and Jordan Gans-Morse . 2009 . Neoliberalism: From New Liberal Philosophy to Anti-Liberal Slogan . Studies in Comparative International ...

Author: Heike Kahlert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783658198534

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

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What is happening to gender studies and gender research as emerging but contested fields of scientific knowledge in the conditions of the new academic governance? And which role do gender studies and gender research play in the current transformations in academia? All articles in this book make clear that the impacts of the new academic governance have global, glocal and local dimensions which have to be taken into account in analysing the state of gender studies and gender research at the end of the 2010s. From diverse geopolitical and sociocultural views the authors simultaneously draw a multifaceted picture of the current situation, criticise the widespread tendencies of the marketisation of scientific knowledge, suggest strategies for resistance against the neo-liberalisation of higher education and research, and identify starting points for further and optionally comparative studies on these issues. These contributions emphasise not only the need for more theoretical reflection and empirical research and for critical exchanges on the current transformations, but also the need for political action to challenge, resist and change them. The EditorDr Heike Kahlert is Professor and Chair of Sociology/Social Inequality and Gender at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Germany.
Categories: Social Science

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Becher, T. & Trowler, P.R. (2001) Academic Tribes and Territories: Intellectual Enquiry and the Culture of ... Buckingham: SRHE/Open University Press. ... Blackmore, P. (2016b) Prestige in Academic Life: Excellence and Exclusion.

Author: Elizabeth Cleaver

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526452979

Category: Education

Page: 344

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This book explores best practice approaches to undertaking enquiry into learning and teaching in higher education for staff from all academic disciplines. A general introduction to the methods most commonly used in undertaking enquiry in the field of education is complemented by chapters exploring how research methods from a range of disciplinary areas can be adapted and used for educational enquiry. New to this second edition: · Chapters on interdisciplinary educational enquiry in geography and using ethnographic methods for educational enquiry · New case studies and suggested activities · A reflective final chapter inviting readers and their institutions to develop and promote an organisational culture founded on critical enquiry This is essential reading for anyone undertaking HE qualifications in learning and teaching (including PGCTLHE and PGCAP) and for academics wishing to apply their skills of research and enquiry to their learning and teaching practice.
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Evidence Based Faculty Development Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning SoTL

Evidence Based Faculty Development Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning  SoTL

Prestige in academic life: Excellence and exclusion. London: Routledge. Blackmore, P., & Kandiko, C. (2012). Strategic curriculum change in universities: Global trends. London: Routledge / SRHE. doi:10.4324/9780203111628 Competition ...

Author: Plews, Rachel C.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799822141

Category: Education

Page: 470

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Educational developers play a central role in supporting faculty members and informing their ongoing professional development programming through the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). SoTL presents an opportunity for faculty professional development that is action-oriented, evidence-based, and engaging for faculty members at any stage in their academic career. Evidence-Based Faculty Development Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) is a critical scholarly publication that examines SoTL research as a method of professional development for educational developers and higher education faculty members. Highlighting topics such as professional development, research ethics, and faculty engagement, this book is ideal for deans, professors, department chairs, academicians, administrators, educational developers, curriculum designers, researchers, and students.
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Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education

Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education

The International Academic Profession: A Special Report. ... “Younger academics' constructions of 'authenticity', 'success' and professional identity.” Studies in Higher Education ... Prestige in Academic Life: Excellence and Exclusion.

Author: Celia Whitchurch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317608837

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Drawing on two international research projects, Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education: Challenging Agendas looks behind formal organisational structures and workforce patterns to consider the significance of relationships, particularly at local and informal levels, for the aspirations and motivations of academic faculty. In practice, and day-to-day, such relationships can overlay formal reporting lines and therefore inform, to a greater or lesser extent, the overall relationship between individuals and institutions. As a result, from an institutional point of view, relationships may be a critical factor in the realisation of strategy, and can in practice have a disproportionate effect, both positively and negatively. However, little attention has been paid to the role that they play in understanding the interface between individuals and institutions at a time of ongoing diversification of the workforce. For instance, they may provide space, which in turn may be implicit and discretionary, in which negotiation and influence can occur. In this context, Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education also reviews ways in which institutions are responding to more agentic approaches by academic faculty, particularly younger cohorts, and the significance of local managers, mentors and academic networks in supporting individuals and promoting career development. The text, which examines the dynamics of working relationships at local and institutional level, will be of interest to senior management teams, practising managers at all levels, academic faculty, and researchers in the field of higher education.
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The Nature of Scholarship a Career Legacy Map and Advanced Practice

The Nature of Scholarship  a Career Legacy Map and Advanced Practice

Blackmore P. Prestige in academic life: excellence and exclusion. Abingdon: Routledge; 2016. Boyer E. Scholarship reconsidered: priorities of the professoriate. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Author: Laserina O'Connor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319916958

Category: Medical

Page: 150

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This book, endorsed by the International Council of Nurses, explores a new conversation around scholarly talents for advanced candidate /nurse practitioners that comprise a variety of forms such as teaching, synthesis, discovery, engagement and application. It offers an expansive view of Boyer’s scholarship, with a call to action for advanced candidate /nurse practitioners to thoughtfully plan and map their personal goals and capabilities, that will mark them as professionals and future scholars needed in today’s challenging and changing professional workplace. Knowing how to apply the various forms of scholarship to problems of practice within one’s field of expertise and the implications of Boyer’s pillars of scholarship for advanced candidate / nurse practitioners are interweaved throughout this book. The volume discusses the science of career cartography, alongside legacy planning and career mapping. The toolkit illustrates a guide for advanced candidate /nurse practitioners to create their individual career legacy map and reflect on how they wish to contribute to the discipline of nursing, while working to improve the lives of others. This book serves as a catalyst for robust conversations among scholar practitioners on the very nature of clinical scholarship
Categories: Medical

Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia

Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia

Blackmore, P. (2015). Prestige in Academic Life: Excellence and Exclusion. London: Routledge. Brown, N. (2020a). Disclosure in academia: A sensitive issue. In: Brown, N., & Leigh, J.S. (eds) Ableism in Academia: Theorising Experiences ...

Author: Brown, Nicole

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447354130

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Demands for excellence and efficiency have created an ableist culture in academia. What impact do these expectations have on disabled, chronically ill and neurodivergent colleagues? This important and eye-opening collection explores ableism in academia from the viewpoint of academics' personal and professional experiences and scholarship. Through the theoretical lenses of autobiography, autoethnography, embodiment, body work and emotional labour, contributors from the UK, Canada and the US present insightful, critical, analytical and rigorous explorations of being ‘othered’ in academia. Deeply embedded in personal experiences, this perceptive book provides examples for universities to develop inclusive practices, accessible working and learning conditions and a less ableist environment.
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Changing European Academics

Changing European Academics

Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. Blackmore, P. (2016). Prestige in academic life: Excellence and exclusion. London; New York: Routledge. Blau, P. M. (1994). The organization of academic work. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction ...

Author: Marek Kwiek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351182027

Category: Education

Page: 304

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European academics have been at the centre of ongoing higher education reforms, as changes in university governance and funding have led to changes in academic work and life. Discussing the academic profession, and most importantly, its increasing stratification across Europe, Changing European Academics explores the drivers of these changes as well as their current and expected results. This comparative study of social stratification, work patterns and research productivity: Examines eleven national, higher education systems across Europe (Austria, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) Provides a panoramic view of the European academic profession Confronts misconceptions of academic work and life with compelling results and detailed analyses Discusses new dilemmas inherent to the changing social and economic environments of higher education A thoughtful and comprehensive study of the changing academic profession in Europe, this book will be of interest to higher education practitioners, managers and policy makers, both in Europe and globally. Changing European Academics will benefit anyone whose work relates to changing academic institutions and changing academic careers.
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