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

The Relevance of Academic Work in Comparative Perspective

Editors: Cummings, William K., Teichler, Ulrich (Eds.)

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  • Presents a strong research and theoretical focus, based on a common framework of analysis
  • Balances findings from the more mature academic systems and the upper strata of the emerging academic systems
  • Provides a broad, diverse range of comparative perspectives and analyses
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This book is the first of two volumes that look at the changed landscape of higher education and the academic profession. This volume focuses on academic work, examining the significant changes that have taken place in the backgrounds, specialisations, expectations and work roles of academic staff. The academic profession is ageing, and becoming increasingly insecure, more accountable, more internationalised and less likely to be organised along disciplinary lines. The private sector is more prominent, expectations from society are different and increasing, professional roles are evolving, and there is a new devotion to knowledge. This leads to questions about the attractiveness of an academic career and the quest for greater relevance of research. This book discusses in detail the themes that are common in this changed arena, such as the context for change, the relation of teaching to research, research productivity, applied and commercial research, and the relevance of teaching and research.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • The Relevance of the Academy

    Cummings, William K. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • The Conditions of Continuity and the Drivers of Change

    Cummings, William K.

    Pages 17-39

  • Coping with the Crisis: Academic Work and Changes in Greek Higher Education

    Papadimitriou, Antigoni

    Pages 41-57

  • Changing Academic Identities in the Context of a Managerial University – Bridging the Duality Between Professions and Organizations

    Leisyte, Liudvika

    Pages 59-73

  • Teaching and Research in Binary Systems of Higher Education: Convergent or Distinctive Profiles?

    Weert, Egbert

    Pages 75-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Relevance of Academic Work in Comparative Perspective
Editors
  • William K. Cummings
  • Ulrich Teichler
Series Title
The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-11767-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-11767-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-11766-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34511-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 252
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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