Strengthening Teaching and Learning in Research Universities

Strategies and Initiatives for Institutional Change

Editors: Stensaker, B., Bilbow, G.T., Breslow, L., van der Vaart, R. (Eds.)

  • Explores how internationally leading research-intensive universities are trying to improve teaching and learning
  • Examines comparatively  specific initiatives across a range of leading universities in Europe, the US, Asia and Australia
  • Provides a unique insight into the ways universities work to support and enhance staff engagement
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This book offers a range of approaches and specific examples of how a sample of internationally leading research-intensive universities, from a variety of regions around the world, work to improve teaching and learning. It describes and analyzes broad university initiatives and approaches that have the potential of driving institution-wide change processes in teaching and learning, thus providing a link between strategic ambitions and cultural transformation in the universities. Globally, research-intensive universities are increasingly pressured to increase their performance in both research and education. However, while much focus internationally has been devoted to how universities are working to boost their research performance, less is known about how internationally leading universities are working to improve teaching and learning. Through comparative cases drawn from universities in Europe, Asia and the US, key practices and lessons are identified and showcased providing a unique insight into the ways internationally leading research universities work to support and enhance staff engagement in teaching and learning. It will be essential reading for researchers and advanced students working in Higher Education and Sociology, particularly those with an interest in comparative studies. 

About the authors

Bjørn Stensaker is Professor of Education at the University of Oslo, Norway.

Grahame T. Bilbow is Director of the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Hong Kong.

Lori Breslow is the founding director emerita of the MIT Teaching and Learning Laboratory, USA, and currently a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Rob van der Vaart is Emeritus Professor at the Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Strategic Challenges in the Development of Teaching and Learning in Research-Intensive Universities

    Stensaker, Bjørn (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • The Expansion of Academic Development: The Challenges of Organizational Coordination and Collaboration

    Stensaker, Bjørn (et al.)

    Pages 19-41

  • Educational Enhancement in the Disciplines: Models, Lessons and Challenges from Three Research-Intensive Universities

    Quinlan, Kathleen M. (et al.)

    Pages 43-71

  • Faculty Development for Educational Leadership

    Grunefeld, Hetty (et al.)

    Pages 73-101

  • Building Academic Staff Teaching Competencies: How Pedagogic Continuous Professional Development for Academic Staff Can Be Organised and Developed in Research-Intensive Universities

    Kobayashi, Sofie (et al.)

    Pages 103-128

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-56498-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Strengthening Teaching and Learning in Research Universities
Book Subtitle
Strategies and Initiatives for Institutional Change
Editors
  • Bjørn Stensaker
  • Grahame T. Bilbow
  • Lori Breslow
  • Rob van der Vaart
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56499-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56499-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56498-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 228
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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