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

Challenges and Options: The Academic Profession in Europe

Editors: Machado-Taylor, Maria de Lourdes, Soares, Virgilio Meira, Teichler, Ulrich (Eds.)

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  • Offers a European, cross-national approach to academic careers in higher education
  • Is the first to present the results of the national Portuguese satisfaction study in English
  • Offers a comprehensive review of human capital literature in the higher education context
  • Gives a tentative analysis of the changing nature of academic strategy in the transformational world of higher education
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This volume explores the various issues that have an impact on the academic career of professionals in European higher education. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are currently subject to profound uncertainties and are more challenged than ever on quality issues, both with regard to their conceptual nature and in the extension and amendment of their mission. Divided into three parts, the first part of the book deals with the challenges and issues in higher education academic careers. It addresses such topics as the influence of European policies and changes, the cultural differences in the preferences of academics for teaching or research, the increasing inequality in working conditions for academics, and the changing nature of academic strategy in the transformational world of higher education with its implications for academic structures, work and careers. The second part of the book analyses the findings of a national study on satisfaction of academics in Portuguese higher education, carried out at the Centre for Research on Higher Education Policies (CIPES). The third part offers a comparative analysis of a number of national European case studies, focusing on the changing relevance of and increasing expectations around academic careers. The concluding chapter discusses whether the academic profession is merely an artificial term that has to do with a heterogeneous range of occupations, or if there are important common elements of the academic profession across European Higher Education systems. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-8

    Machado-Taylor, Maria de Lourdes (et al.)

  • Teaching Versus Research: An Endangered Balance?

    Pages 11-28

    Teichler, Ulrich

  • A Bastion of Elitism or an Emerging Knowledge Proletariat? Some Reflections About Academic Careers with an Economic Slant

    Pages 29-47

    Teixeira, Pedro N.

  • Academic Strategy in the Emerging University – A Transformational Perspective

    Pages 49-66

    Machado-Taylor, Maria de Lourdes (et al.)

  • Academic Job Satisfaction and Motivation: Perspectives from a Nation-Wide Study in Public Higher Education Institutions in Portugal

    Pages 69-139

    Machado-Taylor, Maria de Lourdes (et al.)

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Hardcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenges and Options: The Academic Profession in Europe
Editors
  • Maria de Lourdes Machado-Taylor
  • Virgilio Meira Soares
  • Ulrich Teichler
Series Title
The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45844-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45844-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45843-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83383-5
Series ISSN
2214-5346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 267
Number of Illustrations
64 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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