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Changing academic work : developing the learning university / Elaine Martin

Main Author Martin, Elaine Country Reino Unido. Publication Buckingham : The Society for Research into Higher Education, cop. 1999 Description X, 166 p. : il. ; 23 cm ISBN 0-335-19883-X CDU 378.4
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Higher education has changed enormously in recent years. For instance, it now serves a more diverse range of students and is under closer government scrutiny and control. There is consequently a significant number of academics who are uneasy with current values and practices and who work with them reluctantly. Universities may speak publicly of efficiency and effectiveness but they cannot function successfully if their academic staff are disillusioned.

Changing Academic Work explores the competing tensions in contemporary work: the need to balance individualism with collaboration; accountability with reward; a valuing of the past with preparation for the future. The aim is to help staff build a contemporary university which is as much a learning organization as an organization about learning. Elaine Martin develops a set of simple but sound principles to guide academic work and, through case study material, she provides engaging and convincing illustrations of these principles in action. She offers insight and guidance for academic staff at all levels who wish to make their working environment more satisfying and productive.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. vii)
  • Acknowledgements (p. ix)
  • 1 Changes in Academic Work (p. 1)
  • 2 Experiences of Change in Academic Work (p. 6)
  • 3 Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (p. 25)
  • 4 Organizational Change and Learning Organizations (p. 49)
  • 5 Finding a Way Forward (p. 70)
  • 6 Visions and Missions and Reality (p. 78)
  • 7 Collaboration and Independence (p. 94)
  • 8 Accountability and Reward (p. 112)
  • 9 Encouraging Change: Valuing the Past, Preparing for the Future (p. 129)
  • 10 A Final Word: A Better Working Life (p. 147)
  • Bibliography (p. 156)
  • Index (p. 161)
  • The Society for Research into Higher Education (p. 167)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Elaine Martin is Professor and Head of the Curriculum and Academic Development Unit, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. She has worked and researched in the area of tertiary teaching and academic staff development in both the UK and Australia for twenty years.

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