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

The Academic Profession in Europe: New Tasks and New Challenges

Editors: Kehm, Barbara M., Teichler, Ulrich (Eds.)

  • Useful and well-timed sequence to the publication of findings from the international study of the Changing Academic Profession
  • Provides a comprehensive overview on the existing knowledge base about the academic profession and changes
  • Provides a diverse number of perspectives on research of the academic profession
  • Focuses on the state of the art of existing research and identifies research gaps
  • Broadens the scope and establishes an agenda for further research
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This book is the first of several with the results of a collaborative European project supported by the European Science Foundation on changes in the academic profession in Europe (EUROAC). It provides a short description of the ESF EUROHESC programme and the particular forms of international collaborative research projects which are funded under the umbrella of this programme. It then outlines the EUROAC project. This project has chosen three foci (governance, professionalisation, academic careers) to analyse changes in the work of the academic profession. The first results in the form of in-depth literature reviews constitute the content of the book. These eight literature reviews about the state of the art of existing research feature the various dimensions of the overall theme. A particular emphasis is put on factors leading to changes in the work tasks of the academic profession in Europe and how the academic profession is coping with these new challenges.

Thus, the book provides a state of the art account of existing research about the following themes: main results of previous studies on the academic profession; the academic profession and their interaction with new higher education professionals; professional identities in higher education; extending work tasks: civic mission and sustainable development; academic careers in academic markets; the changing role of academics in the face of rising managerialism; the influence of quality assurance, governance, and relevance on the satisfaction of the academic profession.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kehm, Barbara M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Professional Identity in Higher Education

    Clarke, Marie (et al.)

    Pages 7-21

  • The Academic Profession in the Light of Comparative Surveys

    Höhle, Ester Ava (et al.)

    Pages 23-38

  • The Changing Role of Academics and the Rise of Managerialism

    Hyde, Abbey (et al.)

    Pages 39-52

  • The New Higher Education Professionals

    Schneijderberg, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 53-92

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eBook $119.00
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Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9498-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Academic Profession in Europe: New Tasks and New Challenges
Editors
  • Barbara M. Kehm
  • Ulrich Teichler
Series Title
The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4614-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4614-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4613-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9498-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 202
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