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: 1138884944

Category: Academic achievement

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 Lifeaims 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 Blackmoreis Professor of Higher Education in the International Centre for University Policy Research, Policy Institute at King's, at King's College London.
Categories: Academic achievement

Prestige in Academic Life

Prestige in Academic Life

Prestige. in. academic. life. Excellence. and. exclusion. Introduction. Prestige plays a major part in universities worldwide. It is a scarce and often intangible quality that, unlike reputation, cannot be possessed by all.

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.
Categories: Education

The Social Structures of Global Academia

The Social Structures of Global Academia

Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press. Blackmore, P., & Kandiko, C. B. (2011). Motivation in academic life: A prestige economy. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 16(4), 399–411. Bosanquet, A. (2017). Academic, women, mother: ...

Author: Fabian Cannizzo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429879876

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Higher education and research are now at the centre of economic and social policy in advanced information societies. Global networks of researchers, finance, students and policymakers invoke collaborative sociological perspectives. What it means to be an academic and to work in a technologically advanced knowledge industry has undergone transformations that cross national borders. The future of knowledge production, social development, prosperity and the freedom of ideas are caught in the swelling of global tides. The Social Structures of Global Academia exposes readers to a variety of issues that are impacting academics across the globe. The volume includes contributions by leading social scientists and innovative research from emerging scholars. Its anchoring themes include academic ethics, the affective cultures of scholarship, changing funding structures and social control of the currents of scholarly life. Giving readers an overview of the growing field of critical studies of academia, The Social Structures of Global Academia will appeal to students and scholars seeking to understand more of the burgeoning field of critical sociologies of higher education, and general readers interested in contemporary knowledge about universities, science and the people who make it their passion. It will also appeal to policymakers who are invested in trying to make universities more viable places to work.
Categories: Social Science

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.
Categories: Education

Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education

Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education

“Academic motivation: Exploring prestige economies.” In Practice 28: 1–4. London: Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. Blackmore, P. (2016). Prestige in Academic Life: Excellence and Exclusion. New York: Routledge.

Author: Celia Whitchurch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317608844

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.
Categories: Education

World Class Universities

World Class Universities

A world-class university is supposed to perform highly influential research, embody a culture of excellence, ... and they have become one of the most important instruments to demonstrate prestige in academic life (Blackmore, 2016; ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004463165

Category: Education

Page: 246

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This volume sheds light on world-class universities’ challenges, opportunities, roles and strategies in response to the changing landscape of higher education and our society as a whole.
Categories: Education

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Princeton Alumni Weekly

College teachers should not conceal the dark aspects of political life , but they likewise should present in all honesty ... If public office enjoyed high prestige cratic ideal , to the “ from log cabin to and young men leaving college ...

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Publisher: princeton alumni weekly

ISBN: PRNC:32101081976860

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Page: 822

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Academic Politics

Academic Politics

... grasp the academic truth—that the essence of the proper academic life is creativity and that the profession is ... When authority within the university is measured by academic prestige, it is the administrator who experiences ...

Author: William R. Brown

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606086940

Category: Self-Help

Page: 202

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Categories: Self-Help

Monthly Labor Review

Monthly Labor Review

The prestige factor is quite buyer's market in many disciplines with tiation that core academic values and an ... to locate in American are hired “ on an estimate of how much positions , and the consequently large academic life .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112105178823

Category: Labor laws and legislation

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Publishes in-depth articles on labor subjects, current labor statistics, information about current labor contracts, and book reviews.
Categories: Labor laws and legislation

Young Gifted and Diverse

Young  Gifted and Diverse

School prestige Academic support Financial support Social life Racial diversity Athletics 6.9 6.9** 7.4*** 5.5+ 4.8 1.9 7.0 6.8 6.8 5.7 5.0 2.2 6.8 6.2 5.9 5.9 5.1 2.1 Parental education No degree College degree Advanced degree ...

Author: Camille Z. Charles

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691237398

Category: Social Science

Page: 472

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An in-depth look at the rising American generation entering the Black professional class Despite their diversity, Black Americans have long been studied as a uniformly disadvantaged group. Drawing from a representative sample of over a thousand Black students and in-depth interviews and focus groups with over one hundred more, Young, Gifted and Diverse highlights diversity among the new educated Black elite—those graduating from America’s selective colleges and universities in the early twenty-first century. Differences in childhood experiences shape this generation, including their racial and other social identities and attitudes, and beliefs about and interactions with one another. While those in the new Black elite come from myriad backgrounds and have varied views on American racism, as they progress through college and toward the Black professional class they develop a shared worldview and group consciousness. They graduate with optimism about their own futures, but remain guarded about racial equality more broadly. This internal diversity alongside political consensus among the elite complicates assumptions about both a monolithic Black experience and the future of Black political solidarity.
Categories: Social Science