Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education

Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education

At a time where institutions across the globe are experimenting with more flexible arrangements in a response to both changing environments and a diversifying workforce, this book offers examples of good practice for practitioners in higher ...

Author: Celia Whitchurch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138810827

Category: College teachers

Page: 206

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Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education reviews the implications of changes in staffing policy and practice in higher education. At a time where institutions across the globe are experimenting with more flexible arrangements in a response to both changing environments and a diversifying workforce, this book offers examples of good practice for practitioners in higher education. It illustrates how institutions can fulfil their contracts of employment, maintain a sense of equity between different groups of staff, and also ensure that staff feel valued and motivated. It demonstrates how middle managers such as heads of school and departments have a key role to play in relation to local arrangements such as flexible hours and part-time working. These developments have both structural and cultural implications for institutions, and this book assists institutions as they review and develop their own staffing policies. It examines the key place of shifting trends in staffing and personnel 'management' future directions in international higher education. Topics covered include: implications for academic and professional roles and careers, approaches to leadership and management, the use of mechanisms such as shared services and outsourcing. Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education will be of great interest to practitioners and academic researchers who are interested in staff and staffing policies.
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Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education

Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education

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, ...

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.
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Understanding and Improving the Student Experience in Higher Education

Understanding and Improving the Student Experience in Higher Education

Reconstructing identities in higher education: The rise of 'third space' professionals. Abingdon: Routledge. Whitchurch, C., & Gordon, G. (2017). Reconstructing relationships in higher education: Challenging agendas.

Author: Jan Bamford

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000557251

Category: Education

Page: 190

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This book explores the challenges of improving the student experience in higher education through a ‘third space’ perspective. This key text studies a variety of approaches by drawing on higher education policy, interviews with academics working in third space roles in higher education in the UK, France, Germany, Holland, North America and Italy, as well as auto-ethnographic narratives. The chapters consider key topical areas affecting student experience including academic support, assessment and feedback, creative approaches to pedagogy, approaches to supporting international students and students as partners. This work offers further insights into the way in which the ‘third space’ roles are so important to the functioning of higher education institutions and the ways in which the improvement of the student experience is inexorably intertwined with those in such roles. With evaluative and practice-based insights into embedding institutional changes to improve student outcomes, this book bridges the gap between academia and administration and is ideal reading for anyone interested in improving the student experience within their institution.
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The Impact of the Integrated Practitioner in Higher Education

The Impact of the Integrated Practitioner in Higher Education

Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education (London, Routledge). Zahir, A. (2010). Third Space Professionals as Policy Actors. ZFHE, 5(4), 46–62. SECTION 1 Strategies, leadership, and theory DOI: 10.4324/9781003037569-2.

Author: Emily McIntosh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000541434

Category: Education

Page: 316

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The Impact of the Integrated Practitioner in Higher Education highlights the importance of developing blended professionalism as a way of future-proofing Higher Education leadership, strategy, and outcomes. With carefully chosen international contributors, this book discusses the rationale for championing blended/integrated practitioners and uses a narrative case study approach to uncover the value, identities, and impact of these individuals who work across institutional boundaries, to promote interdisciplinarity as well as staff and student success. Divided into four key sections, this book explores: strategies, leadership, and theory; identities, boundaries, and ways of working; the impact of blended professionals/integrated practitioners; career trajectories and developing the integrated practitioner. The Impact of the Integrated Practitioner in Higher Education is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of higher education, including academic and professional staff, as well as postgraduate students in the field of Education.
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The Oxford Handbook of Higher Education Systems and University Management

The Oxford Handbook of Higher Education Systems and University Management

a Diversifying Workforce (2010) and Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education: Challenging Agendas (2017); and a single-authored monograph, Reconstructing Identities in Higher Education: The Rise of Third Space Professionals ...

Author: Gordon Redding

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780198822905

Category:

Page: 553

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This Handbook sets out a theoretical framework to explain what higher education systems are, how they may be compared over time, and why comparisons are important in terms of societal progress in an increasingly turbulent and interconnected world. Drawing on insights from over 40 leading international scholars and practitioners, the chapters examine the main challenges facing universities and institutions, how they should be managed in changingconditions, and the societal implications of different approaches to change. Structured around the premise that higher education plays a significant role in ensuring that a society achieves the capacity to adjust itselfto change, while at the same time remaining cohesive as a social system, this Handbook explores how current internal and external forces disturb this balance, and how institutions of higher education could, and might, respond.
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Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education during COVID 19

Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education during COVID 19

The social academic: A social capital approach to academic relationship management on social media. Information, Communication & Society, 23(11), ... Reconstructing relationships in higher education: Challenging agendas. Routledge.

Author: Roy Y. Chan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000426816

Category: Education

Page: 266

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This timely volume documents the immediate, global impacts of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on teaching and learning in higher education. Focusing on student and faculty experiences of online and distance education, the text provides reflections on novel initiatives, unexpected challenges, and lessons learned. Responding to the urgent need to better understand online teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, this book investigates how the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) impacted students, faculty, and staff experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown. Chapters initially look at the challenges faced by universities and educators in their attempts to overcome the practical difficulties involved in developing effective online programming and pedagogy. The text then builds on these insights to highlight student experiences and consider issues of social connection and inequality. Finally, the volume looks forward to asking what lessons COVID-19 can offer for the future development of online and distance learning in higher education. This engaging volume will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in online teaching and eLearning, curriculum design, and more, specifically those involved with the digitalization of higher education. The text will also support further discussion and reflection around pedagogical transformation, international teaching and learning, and educational policy more broadly.
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Reflective Teaching in Higher Education

Reflective Teaching in Higher Education

Wheelahan, L. (2010) Why Knowledge Matters in Curriculum: A Social Realist Argument. Abingdon: Routledge. Whitchurch, C. and Gordon, G. (2017) Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education: Challenging Agendas. London: Routledge.

Author: Paul Ashwin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350084681

Category: Education

Page: 472

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Reflective Teaching in Higher Education is the definitive textbook for those wanting to excel at teaching in the sector. Informed by the latest research in this area, the book offers extensive support for those at the start of an academic career and career-long professionalism for those teaching in higher education. Written by an international collaborative author team of experts led by Paul Ashwin, Reflective Teaching in Higher Education offers two levels of support: - practical guidance for day-to-day teaching, covering key issues such as strategies for improving learning, teaching and assessment, curriculum design, relationships, communication, and inclusion - evidence-informed 'principle's to aid understanding of how theories can effectively inform teaching practices, offering ways to develop a deeper understanding of teaching and learning in higher education In addition to new case studies from a wider variety of countries than ever before, this new edition includes discussion of: - What is meant by 'agency' - Gender, ethnicity, disability and university teaching - Digital learning spaces and social media - Teaching career development for academics - Decolonising the curriculum - Assessment and feedback practices - Teaching excellence and 'learning gain' - 2015 UN General Assembly 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development reflectiveteaching.co.uk provides a treasure trove of additional support. It includes supplementary sector specific material to support for considering questions around society's educational aims, and much more besides.
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Possible Selves and Higher Education

Possible Selves and Higher Education

Society for Research into Higher Education Series Series Editors: Jennifer M. Case University of Vermont, ... and Jacqueline Stevenson Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education Celia Whitchurch and George Gordon Possible Selves ...

Author: Holly Henderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351598569

Category: Education

Page: 158

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Drawing together example studies from international contexts, this edited collection provides a new and cross-disciplinary perspective on the concept of the possible self, exploring its theoretical, methodological and empirical uses with regards to Higher Education. Building on research which examines the ways in which possible selves are constructed through inequalities of class, race and gender, the book interrogates the role of imagined futures in student, professional and academic lives, augmenting the concept of possible selves, with its origins in psychology, with sociological approaches to educational inequalities and exclusionary practices. Possible Selves and Higher Education considers both the theoretical and methodological frameworks behind the concept of possible selves; the first section includes chapters that consider different theoretical insights, while the second section offers empirical examples, exploring how the possible selves concept has been used in many diverse higher education research contexts. With each chapter considering a different aspect of the structural barriers to or within education, the examples provided range from the experiences of students and teachers in the language learning classroom, to graduates entering employment for the first time, and refugees seeking to rebuild lives through engagement with education. Offering a broad and diverse examination of how concepts of our future selves can affect and limit educational outcomes, this book furthers the sociological dialogue concerning the relationship between individual agency and structural constraints in higher education research. It is an essential and influential text for both students and academics, as well as anyone responsible for student services such as outreach and widening participation.
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Student Plagiarism in Higher Education

Student Plagiarism in Higher Education

Series Editors: Jennifer M. Case, University of Vermont, USA Jeroen Huisman, University of Ghent, Belgium Titles in the series: Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education Celia Whitchurch and George Gordon Possible Selves and ...

Author: Diane Pecorari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351679114

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Student Plagiarism in Higher Education is a crucial read for any university teacher concerned about plagiarism. It provides the tools and information needed to assess this often complex international phenomenon constructively and effectively from a variety of angles, and provides a framework for further discussion and research. Each chapter poses a question about an essential aspect of plagiarism and examines the central theoretical, ethical and technical questions which surround it. Providing a unique perspective on the topic of academic plagiarism, this book: addresses questions which are vexing in teaching practice, but for which ready answers are not available in professional skills development materials; relates plagiarism to wider issues of learning and intellectual development; collates the thinking of international leading experts on the topic of plagiarism from different areas of the academy. Student Plagiarism in Higher Education provides an excellent insight which thoroughly interrogates all aspects of the plagiarism argument. Theoretically based and carefully considered contributions from international experts ensure that this volume is an invaluable asset to anyone wishing to read more, learn more and think more about plagiarism.
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Enhancing the Freedom to Flourish in Higher Education

Enhancing the Freedom to Flourish in Higher Education

Religion and Higher Education in Europe and North America Edited by Kristin Aune and Jacqueline Stevenson Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education Celia Whitchurch and George Gordon Possible Selves and Higher Education New ...

Author: Talita M. L. Calitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351800464

Category: Education

Page: 194

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Persistent educational, economic and social inequalities perpetuate unequal participation in higher education for a significant number of students in both developing and developed contexts, offering these students fewer opportunities to convert academic resources into equal participation. Enhancing the Freedom to Flourish in Higher Education explores the insight that student narratives can offer to the debate surrounding the complex reasons of why some students flourish at university while others are marginalised socially and academically. Proposing a new model of equal participation that draws not only on international comparisons, but is also embedded in the experiences of students, the book offers practical suggestions on how to enhance opportunities for equal participation. Using South Africa as a case study, the book tracks the experiences of eight undergraduate students whose narratives illuminate the structural inequalities affecting participation in higher education. Despite the political, economic and academic factors that lead to diminished participation, the book foregrounds the resources that students used to negotiate obstacles and grounds these individual narratives in broader global debates around justice, widening participation and equality in higher education. Enhancing the Freedom to Flourish in Higher Education brings critical social theory to the problem of unequal participation so as to challenge the invisible and implicit forms of inequality found within student narratives. It will appeal to lecturers and tutors, practitioners based in student affairs, and policy makers, as well as postgraduate students.
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