Academic Working Lives: Experience, Practice and Change

Academic Working Lives: Experience, Practice and Change

By: Brychan Thomas (editor), Caryn Cook (editor), Lyn Daunton (editor), Jane Salisbury (editor), Lynne Gornall (editor)Paperback

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Academic Working Lives examines the ways in which lecturers and their roles have developed in the modern academic workplace. The book offers insights into changing occupational roles, institutions and the adaptations around flexible and mobile working in everyday professional life. The editors have drawn together an impressive range of research perspectives and themed topics that cover the key aspects of academic professional identity and relationships, as well as reflecting experiences of learning and development at work in today's academy. The contributors explore lecturers' everyday working experiences in the light of the impact of policy changes, and the modes of academic leadership and management in contemporary higher education. Contributions reflect situations and contexts from across the UK and internationally, in taking account of the changing workforce, evolving pedagogies and new technologies in the working lives of today's educational professionals.

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Lynne Gornall is Leader of the Working Lives Research Team, a group established in 2007 bringing together staff from the Universities of Glamorgan, Cardiff and Wales, UK. She has held teaching, leadership and management roles within Higher Education in the UK. Caryn Cook is Senior Lecturer in the Business School at the University of Wales, Newport, UK. Lyn Daunton is Deputy Head of the Glamorgan Business School at the University of Glamorgan, UK, where she is Head of the Division for Organizational Leadership, Learning & Management. Jane Salisbury is Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Education, Education Policy and Qualitative Research Methods at Cardiff University, UK, where she is Director of PGCE programmes for the School of Social Sciences. Brychan Thomas is Reader at the Glamorgan Business School and Deputy Leader of the Welsh Enterprise Institute at Glamorgan University, UK.


List of Tables and Figures Acknowlegements Foreword, Jon Nixon (Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong) Working Life: Poem, Val Walsh Introduction: Starting the Day Fresh: Hidden Work and Discourse in Contemporary Academic Practice, Lynne Gornall (Working Lives Research Team, UK), Lyn Daunton (University of Glamorgan, UK), Jane Salisbury (University of Cardiff, UK), Caryn Cook (Newport Business School, UK) and Brychan Thomas (University of Glamorgan, UK) Part I: Transition, Identity and Routinized Work Introduction, Jane Salisbury 1. Structure and Agency in an Irish Institute of Technology, Carole O'Byrne (Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland) 2. 'Getting on with the job' and Occupational Socialization in Further Education, Martin Jephcote (University of Cardiff, UK) 3. Teacher Narratives of Performativity and Change, Philippa Dixey (Post 16 Tutor for Psychology , Sociology and Basic Skills) and Lynette Harbottle (University of Cardiff, UK) 3. An Insider Perspective on a College 'Widening Participation' Initiative, Judith Larsen (Severn College, UK) 4. Emotional Labour and Ethics of Care in Further Education, Jane Salisbury 6. Becoming a Teacher in Higher Education, Trevor Austin (University of Bedfordshire, UK) Part II: Leadership, Management and Human Resources Issues Introduction, Lyn Daunton 7. A Policy Perspective from Wales on Employment and Working Life, Christine Chapman (Welsh Assembly Government, UK) 8. 'Human Resources Management' Implications of Working Lives Research, Caryn Cook and Lyn Daunton 9. Narratives of Academics who Become Department Heads, Alan Floyd (University of Reading, UK) 10. How Management Accounting Shapes Academic Lives, Rod Kelly (University of Derby, UK) and Rebecca Boden (University of Roehampton, UK) 11. Human Resources Policies and the Individualization of Academic Labour, Matthew Waring (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK) 12. Professional Work and Policy Reform Agendas in a Marketized Higher Education System, Lynne Gornall and Brychan Thomas 13. Perspectives on Research Management and Capacity Building in Six Countries, Mary Goretti Nakabugo (University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa), Paul F Conway (University College Cork, Ireland), Eimear Barrett (Queen's University Belfast, UK) and Sean Farren (University of Ulster, UK) 14. Sustaining Academic Professional Careers, Andrew Rothwell (University of Loughborough, UK) and Frances Rothwell (Nottingham Trent University, UK) Part III: The Academic Role, Professionalities and Prospects Introduction, Lynne Gornall 15. The Academic as Examiner, Marilyn Strathern (University of Cambridge, UK) 16. Personal Tutoring in Academic Work, Jan Huyton (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK) 17. Professionalising Teaching Identity and Teaching 'Excellence' Schemes, Ming Cheng (University of Glasgow, UK) 18. Younger Faculty, Identity and Careers in Japan, Machi Sato (Tohoku University, Japan) 19. Latin-American Academics Coping with Work in UK Higher Education, Maria Bertani Tress (University of Leeds, UK) 20. Research Careers and Fixed-term Contracts: A Science Case Study, Sarah-Jane Richards (Capital Research Associates, UK) 21. Academia as the Com(promised) Land for Women?, Sandra Acker (University of Toronto, Canada) and Michelle Webber (Brock University, Canada) 22. Balancing Working Time and Academic Work in Finland, Oili-Helena Ylijoki, Lea Henriksson, Johanna Hokka and Virve Kallioniemi-Chambers (all at Tampere University of Technology, Finland) Part IV: Technology, New Pedagogy and Teaching and Learning Roles Introduction, Brychan Thomas 23. Higher Education, Information Technology and Academic Work, Brychan Thomas and Lynne Gornall 24. Teaching in the Virtual Classroom, Susy Rogers (University of Glamorgan, UK) 25. New Learners, New Pedagogy and an Emerging Craft Professionalism, Nigel Ecclesfield (JISC, UK) and Fred Garnett (London Knowledge Lab, UK) 26. 'Habitus' and Meanings of a Career in Learning Technologies and Educational Development, Alison Hudson (University of Dundee, UK) 27. Becoming 'Indigenous' as New Teaching and Learning Staff and a Reflexive Review, Lynne Gornall Part V: Research and Professional Learning Introduction, Caryn Cook 28. Promoting Change in Higher Education and the Professional Doctorate, Janet Laugharne (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK), Mary Carter (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK) and Eleri Jones (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK) 29. A New Collegiality in Collaborative Work and Practice, Caryn Cook and Lynne Gornall 30. Researching Changes in Higher Education Occupations, Robert Mears (Bath Spa University, UK) and Eric Harrison (City University London, UK) 31. Ongoing Practice in Researching Academic Life and Higher Education Life, Martin Gough (De Montfort University, UK) Conclusion Academia as Workplace: a Natural Pessimism and a Due Optimism, Ronald Barnett (Institute of Education, UK) Index

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  • publication date: 30/07/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781474243797
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9781474243797
  • weight: 608
  • ISBN10: 1474243797

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