Education

The Research Game In Academic Life

Author: Lucas, Lisa

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 655

What are the implications of an increasingly competitive global system of higher education research? In what ways have policy changes to the evaluation and funding of university research impacted on higher education institutions in the UK and in other countries? How do institutional and departmental managers and individual academics organise and manage research to best maximise the gains of being successful in research? The Research Game in Academic Lifeturns a spotlight on the importance of research in determining the reputation and success of universities and the academics who work within them. It provides an overview of the changing policies of funding and evaluating university research during the last twenty years and analyses how this has impacted on the status and hierarchical positioning of universities in the United Kingdom. Comparisons of research policies in other national systems of higher education are also made, with examples from Hong Kong, the Netherlands and Australia. Empirical data is drawn from qualitative case studies of two UK universities and focuses on the way in which the management and organisation of research within these institutions has responded to the demands of economic and accountability pressures and successive rounds of the Research Assessment Exercise. More particularly, the book reflects the human stories and accounts from the individuals who serve to maintain the important research and teaching work of these institutions. The Research Game in Academic Lifeoffers a thoughtful analysis and will make essential reading for researchers, department leaders, policy makers and managers in higher education.
Education

Research Game in Academic Life

Author: Lisa Lucas

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 310

What are the implications of an increasingly competitive global system of higher education research? In what ways have policy changes to the evaluation and funding of university research impacted on higher education institutions in the UK and in other countries? How do institutional and departmental managers and individual academics organise and manage research to best maximise the gains of being successful in research? The "Research Game in Academic Life" turns a spotlight on the importance of research in determining the reputation and success of universities and the academics who work within them. It provides an overview of the changing policies of funding and evaluating university research during the last twenty years and analyses how this has impacted on the status and hierarchical positioning of universities in the United Kingdom. Comparisons of research policies in other national systems of higher education are also made, with examples from Hong Kong, the Netherlands and Australia.; Empirical data is drawn from qualitative case studies of two UK universities; and this book focuses on the way in which the management and organisation of research within these institutions has responded to the demands of economic and accountability pressures and successive rounds of the Research Assessment Exercise. More particularly, the book reflects the human stories and accounts from the individuals who serve to maintain the important research and teaching work of these institutions. The "Research Game in Academic Life" offers a thoughtful analysis and will make essential reading for researchers, department leaders, policy makers and managers in higher education.
Education

Academic Research and Researchers

Author: Angela Brew

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 229

View: 333

This book is concerned with how individual researchers experience and respond to this scenario. It brings together research and scholarship examining the socio-political context of university research and explores how researchers' perceptions and identities are changed by political and cultural agendas for research.
Computers

Women in Engineering, Science and Technology: Education and Career Challenges

Author: Cater-Steel, Aileen

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 490

"This book discusses increasing the participation of women in science, engineering and technology professions, educating the stakeholders - citizens, scholars, educators, managers and policy makers - how to be part of the solution"--Provided by publisher.
Technology & Engineering

Handbook of Research on Effective Electronic Gaming in Education

Author: Ferdig, Richard E.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1762

View: 367

"This book presents a framework for understanding games for educational purposes while providing a broader sense of current related research. This creative and advanced title is a must-have for those interested in expanding their knowledge of this exciting field of electronic gaming"--Provided by publisher.
Education

Universities at risk

Author: James Turk

Publisher: James Lorimer & Co

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 807

Is the integrity of Canadian universities being threatened by big business and a results driven environment?
Education

The Enterprise University

Author: Simon Marginson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 248

This 2001 book studies the organisational systems and culture of Australia's universities.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Academic Discourse

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

View: 365

In this innovative work on culture and education, Pierre Bourdieu and his associates examine the role of language and linguistic misunderstanding in the teaching contexts of higher education.
Education

Quality and Power in Higher Education

Author: Morley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 221

View: 477

This book examines the power relationships that organize and facilitate quality assurance in higher education. It investigates power in terms of macro systems of accountability, surveillance and regulation, and uncovers the ways in which quality is experienced by academics and managers in higher education. Louise Morley reveals some of the hidden transcripts behind quality assurance and poses significant questions: * What signs of quality in higher education are being performed and valued? * What losses, gains, fears and anxieties are activated by the procedures? * Is the culture of excellence resulting in mediocrity? Quality and Power in Higher Education covers a wide range of issues including: the policy contexts, new managerialism, the costs of quality assurance, collegiality, peer review, gender and equity implications, occupational stress, commodification and consumer values in higher education, performance, league tables, benchmarking, increasing workloads and the long-term effects on the academy. It draws upon Morley's empirical work in the UK on international studies and on literature from sociology, higher education studies, organization studies and feminist theory. It is important reading for students and scholars of higher education policy and practice, and for university managers and policy-makers.
Science

Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition

Author:

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 5106

View: 816

Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Biological and Life Sciences Research. The editors have built Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Biological and Life Sciences Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.