The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective

Changing Governance and Management in Higher Education

The Perspectives of the Academy

Editors: Locke, William, Cummings, William K., Fisher, Donald (Eds.)

  • First widely available publication of findings from the international study of "Changing Academic Profession"
  • Presents the results of an impressive survey led in many different countries
  • Completes the current literature by focussing on an academic perspective
  • Strong empirically-based comparative analysis of a common survey in 14 countries in the same twelve month period
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About this book

External drivers are pressing for a more privatized approach to higher education and research, a greater reliance on technology and the more efficient use of resources. But many academics perceive these changes to be imposed from above with little consultation and an inadequate consideration of the beliefs and values that have traditionally guided academic work. The tensions between academic beliefs and contemporary drivers is more evident in certain national systems than in others, and within each system the tension raises particular issues. This book provides a framework for the analysis of recent changes in institutional governance and management in higher education and their impact on the academy and academic work globally. It pinpoints, as far as possible, the areas where recent change is perceived positively and negatively by academics themselves.

 Changing Governance and Management in Higher Education: The Perspectives of the Academy draws on the findings of an international study based on a common survey of academics in eighteen countries across five continents. The book opens with a chapter outlining the key issues, drivers and challenges that inform contemporary discourse around academic work and the profession in general. It then focuses primarily on national case studies, comparing changes in the top tier with the lower tiers of national systems, public and private institutions, and other differentiating factors as appropriate in each country, which include both mature and emerging higher education systems. The book concludes by proposing a series of generalizations about the contemporary status of governance and management of institutions of higher education. 

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“This edited volume received the Best Book Award from the Higher Education Special Interest Group (HESIG) of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) in 2012. … this is an excellent resource for research about the international professoriate and for academics interested in the comparative study of higher education systems. … It should be an essential addition to the libraries of colleges and universities around the world as well as the resource collection of serious scholars of the academic profession.” (John C. Weidman, Higher Education, Vol. 68, 2014)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cummings, William K. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Argentina: Changes in Academics’ Involvement in the Governance and Management of Public Universities

    Lamarra, Norberto Fernández (et al.)

    Pages 19-33

  • Brazil: Diverse Experiences in Institutional Governance in the Public and Private Sectors

    Balbachevsky, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 35-56

  • México: A Portrait of a Managed Profession

    Galaz-Fontes, Jesús Francisco (et al.)

    Pages 57-81

  • Malaysia: Perspectives of University Governance and Management within the Academic Profession

    Azman, Norzaini (et al.)

    Pages 83-105

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eBook $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Changing Governance and Management in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
The Perspectives of the Academy
Editors
  • William Locke
  • William K. Cummings
  • Donald Fisher
Series Title
The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1140-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1140-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1139-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3636-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 390
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