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Modern day challenges in academia : time for a change

Author: Marilena Antoniadou; Mark Crowder
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2020]
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Examining the modern day challenges faced by academics throughout their working lives, this timely book investigates the ways in which academic careers are changing, the reasons for these changes and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilena Antoniadou; Mark Crowder
ISBN: 1788119185 9781788119184
OCLC Number: 1125356065
Description: xxi, 372 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Contents:Introduction xviiPART I ENTERING ACADEMIA1 Living the dream ... but for how long? Being an early-careeracademic in the context of 'excellence' 2Marilena Antoniadou2 Career transitions from industry to academia 16Mark Crowder and Maria Mouratidou3 Career issues, paths and motivations: career stories offour UK academics 31Maria Mouratidou4 Three scholars at work: making sense of the twenty-firstcentury academy 44Peter John Sandiford, Ankit Agarwal and Sam WellsPART II DURING ACADEMIA5 Get me a job! Thinking about student employability 67Dane Anderton and Sue Marriott6 From euphoria to letting go: experiences of cross-culturaladaptation of international academics in UK highereducation 82Marilena Antoniadou7 Exploring perceptions of academic management roles in theundergraduate student experience 99Marilena Antoniadou, Mark Crowder and Jim Stewart8 External examiners: what do they do and how doessomeone become one? 120Mark Crowder9 'Signature of mediocrity'? Variability and uncertaintyassociated with PhD assessment processes in the UK 135Christopher J. Rees and Kate E. Rowlands10 Providing research supervision: a personal polemic 152Jim Stewart11 The effects of control on academic engagement, work-lifebalance and work-life conflict: is how we manage andwhat we measure actually contributing to what we striveto pursue? 168Caryn Cook, Joanna Jones and Monica Gibson-Sweet12 The balance between teaching and research: challengesand contradictions in the context of the modern university 183Annette Rasmussen and Karen E. Andreasen13 Caring and coping: an interpretative phenomenologicalanalysis of lecturers' emotional labour in the context ofhigher education commercialisation and the consequencesfor staff and student wellbeing 196Sarah-Jane Lennie14 The unseen pressures of academia 211Janet Haddock-Fraser15 Apps and smartphone technology acceptance: lecturers'likelihood of using interactive polling systems in thelecture theatre 226Dane Anderton16 Being an academic in an era of rapid technological changeand distance learning education: views of faculty membersof a business school 238Harry Kogetsidis, Despo Ktoridou, Epaminondas Epaminondaand Achilleas Karayiannis17 Academic leadership: challenges and opportunities forleaders and leadership development in higher education 252Stephanie K. Rehbock18 Institutional research: unintended consequences in highereducation 265Bernard LongdenPART III LEAVING ACADEMIA19 Academics moving from higher education institutions:careers of PhDs after graduation 286Annette Rasmussen and Karen E. Andreasen20 Retirement: a valediction to work? 300Peter Cureton21 Working past retirement age: from the point of view of abusiness and management academic 312Tony Proctor22 But I don't like golf: emeritus roles 324William ChambersConclusion: time for a change 349Index 353
Responsibility: edited by Marilena Antoniadou, Mark Crowder.


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