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  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - Psyched up in Adelaide [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Proeve, Michael
      Review(s) of: A History of the Psychology Schools at Adelaide's Universities by Tony Winefield & Ted Nettelbeck (Eds), ISBN 978-1-925261-36-3 (pbk), 978-1-925261-37-0 (ebook), Adelaide, SA, Barr Smith Press, 218 pp., 2016.

      PubDate: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:50:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - Reclaiming the urban economy from urban economics
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Martel, Andrew
      Review(s) of: Reconstructing urban economics: Towards a political economy of the built environment, by Franklin Obeng-Odoom, ISBN 978-1-78360-659-7 (pbk), London, UK, Zed Books, 256 pp., 2016.

      PubDate: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:50:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - Welcome to zombie U [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Down, Barry
      Review(s) of: The Toxic University: Zombie leadership, academic rock stars, and neoliberal ideology, by John Smyth, ISBN 978-1-137-54976-1, London, UK, Palgrave MacMillan, 235 pp., 2017.

      PubDate: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:50:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - Stemming the attrition of women in STEM [Book Review]
    • Abstract: White, Kate
      Review(s) of: Women in global science: Advancing academic careers through international collaboration, by Kathrin Zippel, ISBN 978-1-503-60149-9, Stanford, California, Stanford University Press, 206 pp., 2017.

      PubDate: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:50:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - Affirming humanity: A case study of the activism of
           general/professional staff in the academy
    • Abstract: Lawless, Ann
      General/professional staff are activists in Australian universities. Their activism has seldom been researched in scholarly approaches in higher education studies nor in activism studies. General/professional staff occupy a unique place in the labour force of higher education, and may work in a wide range of professions and trades. A case study of activism undertaken by 'Rosemary' is presented. A number of features of activism in the academy are revealed in the case study.

      PubDate: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:50:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - Resisting the 'employability' doctrine through
           anarchist pedagogies and prefiguration
    • Abstract: Grant-Smith, Deanna; Osborne, Natalie
      Increasingly those working in higher education are tasked with targeting their teaching approaches and techniques to improve the 'employability' of graduates. However, this approach is promoted with little recognition that enhanced employability does not guarantee employment outcomes or the tensions inherent in pursuing this agenda. The increasing focus on employability seems to suggest that the primary role of contemporary higher education is to produce skilled (yet increasingly un/der paid and precarious) workers. Although graduate employment is undoubtedly an important outcome, we do not consider it our primary purpose or the yardstick by which the quality of education (and our teaching) should be measured. To do so would be to cede ground on what the role of higher education is and can be, potentially impacting negatively on both students and those who teach them. Drawing on anarchist pedagogies and prefigurative politics and our own experiences as educators and researchers in vocationally-oriented disciplines, we consider the possibilities for resistance within the academy to the dominant discourses of employability. We highlight the tensions inherent in the neoliberal pursuit of employability, characterising them as fissures through which possibilities for resistance and transformative praxes may take hold and indeed thrive.

      PubDate: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:50:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - What might 'bad feelings' be good for': Some
           queer-feminist thoughts on academic activism
    • Abstract: Burford, James
      The purpose of this article is to explore how we might understand 'bad feelings' and their place in academic activism. The article begins with a proposition that higher education scholarship reproduces certain habits of thinking about affective practices and their political utility. Often 'strong' feelings such as hope, anger, and frustration are associated with political agency, whereas 'weak' feelings such as depression, numbness and anxiety tend to be written off as political liabilities. This article draws upon queer and feminist debates on affect in order to disrupt these habits of thought. Rather than rushing to pathologise 'bad feelings' as politically useless, this article lingers with them, in order that they might teach us something about the complexity of political practice in the contemporary university. By interrogating affective-political norms, this article hopes to expand the pool of affective resources that may be available for academic activism in the present.

      PubDate: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:50:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - Activism on the corporate campus: It just doesn't have
           that you know what anymore
    • Abstract: Dolhinow, Rebecca
      Student activists, like all activists, need space to organise, take part in actions, and educate their peers. On many campuses, these spaces can be a refuge for progressive students who may not find support for their activism in other spaces on campus. This article examines the development, function, and demise of one such space. In particular, this course of events is embedded in the concurrent processes of corporatisation and neoliberal enclosure taking place on universities across the United States. Student and faculty stories of increased supervision and 'Big Brother' inspired computer programs for tracking student "involvement" demonstrate unprecedented administrative reach into activism, its planning, and its implementation. The article is based on a decade long ethnographic study on a large public university campus in the US and smaller projects at similar institutions in California. The research is situated in the more general trends in the US over the same period through interviews with faculty at other institutions.

      PubDate: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:50:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - Academic identities in the managed university:
           Neoliberalism and resistance at Newcastle University, Uk
    • Abstract: Morrish, Liz
      In an era of neoliberal reforms, academics in UK universities have become increasingly enmeshed in audit, particularly of research 'outputs'. Using the data of performance management and training documents, this paper firstly offers an analysis of the role of discourse in redefining the meaning of research, and in colonising a new kind of entrepreneurial, corporate academic. In the second part of the paper, we narrate a case study of resistance to management by metrics. In 2015, Newcastle University managers introduced a new set of research 'expectations' known as 'Raising the Bar', which the academic body were able to act collectively to resist. The collective refused the imposition of individual targets and refused to subordinate academic values to financial ones. There was a successful negotiation with management, and in July 2016, Raising the Bar was rescinded in favour of collegial action to work towards research improvement.

      PubDate: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:50:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - Austerity-privacy and fossil fuel divestment activism
           at Canadian universities
    • Abstract: McGray, Robert; Turcotte-Summers, Jonathan
      Austerity has signalled several political and cultural changes in the past ten years. One frequent and highly criticised change has been the increasing privatisation that has occurred as part of the agenda. This has occurred in most levels of formal education. One related, but under-investigated, aspect of austerity has been the feature of privacy that has worked to enable the increasing privatisation. In this essay, we attempt to unpack how what we refer to as austerity-privacy has enabled formal education - specifically Canadian universities - to withdraw from critical public discourses. While not unrelated to privatisation, we argue that austerity-privacy was a necessary step for postsecondary education institutions to speed their neoliberal march. To illustrate this phenomenon, we examine the divestment movement in Canadian universities to illustrate the ways in which austerity-privacy obfuscates critics of neoliberal agendas. Conversely, we also examine the ways in which divestment can democratise the economy of university life.

      PubDate: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:50:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - Letter from the guest editors
    • Abstract: Bowles, Kate; Bosanquet, Agnes; Luzia, Karina
      PubDate: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:50:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - The university as an infinite game
    • Abstract: Harre, Niki; Grant, Barbara M; Locke, Kirsten; Sturm, Sean
      We offer here a metaphor of the university as an 'infinite game' in which we bring to life insight, imagination, and radical inclusion; and resist the 'finite games' that can lead us astray. We suggest that keeping the infinite game alive within universities is a much-needed form of academic activism. We offer four vignettes that explore this further: our responsibility to be 'critic and conscience of society' and how that responsibility must also turn inwards onto our own institution, the dilemmas of being a woman with leadership responsibilities in an institution that proudly shows off its 'top girls', the opportunities we have as teachers to 'teach the university' and be taught by our students, and the contradictions we face as activist scholars in our relentlessly audited research personas. We draw on the infinite/finite game metaphor, our own affective experiences as tenured academics, and feminist critiques.

      PubDate: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:50:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 2 - A career in activism: A reflective narrative of
           university governance and unionism
    • Abstract: Bosanquet, Agnes; Rytmeister, Cathy
      This paper examines what it means to be an activist and to do activist work in the Australian contemporary university. In a context of globalisation, massification and marketisation, what does academic or scholar activism look like' In a time of political uncertainty about fee deregulation, further cuts to public funding and changes to the income-contingent loans scheme, what does it mean to be an activist or to do activist work' And what happens when activist attention turns to the higher education sector and the operations of the university' This paper examines these broad questions at an intimate level, presenting a reflective narrative of an individual career in academic activism marked by a long-standing scholarly interest in the nature and work of universities, academic and professional roles, teaching experience in multiple disciplines and involvement in union representation. In this paper, the reflections of an individual academic activist, Rosie, are embedded in a contextual discussion of university governance, regulatory and auditing frameworks, the academic workforce, gender inequality, and learning and teaching in higher education in Australia.

      PubDate: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 22:50:13 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - When rating systems do not rate: Evaluating ERA's
           performance
    • Abstract: Henman, Paul; Brown, Scott D; Dennis, Simon
      In 2015, the Australian Government's Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment of research quality declined to rate 1.5 per cent of submissions from universities. The public debate focused on practices of gaming or 'coding errors' within university submissions as the reason for this outcome. The issue was about the in/appropriate allocation of research activities to Fields of Research. This paper argues that such practices are only part of the explanation. With the support of statistical modelling, unrated outcomes are shown to have also arisen from particular evaluation practices within the discipline of Psychology and the associated Medical and Health Sciences Research Evaluation Committee. Given the high stakes nature of unrated outcomes and that the evaluation process breaches public administration principles by being not appealable nor appropriately transparent, the paper concludes with recommendations for the strengthening ERA policy and procedures to enhance trust in future ERA processes.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 23:18:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - Ideology, 'truth' and spin: Dialectic relations
           between the neoliberal think-tank movement and academia in Australia
    • Abstract: Thompson, Lester; Wadley, David
      The context of contemporary universities restrains their ability to drive public policy. Yet, currently, they confront the relative success of a global network of neoliberal institutes, referred to as think-tanks, promoting freedoms derived from particular ideologies. Neoliberal reasoning has so moulded classical ideas of individual freedom into a radical hegemony of market supremacy that, in one application, it discounts scientific acknowledgement of anthropogenic climate change and seeks to deny its existence. This article links think-tanks, commercial and government media within a neoliberal alliance, which aims to 'balance' public information through ideological promulgations. It further contends that, largely of their own making, universities lack the philosophical positioning, will and the organisation effectively to meet this challenge. Situational analysis, strategy formulation and changes to practice are required before any meaningful response can be contemplated.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 23:18:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - Getting cited: A reconsideration of purpose
    • Abstract: Davies, Martin; Calma, Angelito
      Michael Calver's recent exhortation 'Please don't aim for a highly cited paper' (AUR, 57(1): pp. 45-49) is welcome and a timely reminder of the problems associated with seeking citations at any cost. While not disagreeing with the concerns he raises we offer another way of looking at citation-seeking; thereby outlining a reconsideration of its purpose. We suggest that citations indirectly help to shape the terrain of a discipline. By providing an analysis of citation data from two key higher education journals, we show how citations are a measure of the 'geography' of a discipline, i.e., the networks of influence of key thinkers and the keywords that reveal scholarly interests and practices. This, in turn, provides us with information that is revealing about the nature of disciplines themselves. This paper provides a summary of data from an ongoing research program we are conducting that analyses the citation metrics of key journals in the field.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 23:18:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - Promoting leadership in Australian universities
    • Abstract: Bradley, Andrew P; Grice, Tim; Paulsen, Neil
      In this paper we review current practices for developing and promoting academic leadership in universities. We consider the forms of leadership that are appropriate for academic organisations, while exploring the types of leadership favoured by recruitment and promotion committees. Using the Australian higher education context as a case study, we critique the current situation as promoting a restricted form of leadership focused on technical leadership within an academic discipline, rather than the broader array of leadership skills necessary for effective academic leadership. We go on to consider a number of ways in which this broad range of leadership skills can be fostered and developed within academe.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 23:18:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - Careers of professional staff in Australian and UK
           universities: A mixed methods pilot study
    • Abstract: Gander, Michelle
      This article confirms the reliability of a protean and boundaryless career attitudes scale, tested in a pilot study. Additionally, it summarises the results of this study into the career attitudes of professional staff in Australian and UK universities. A mixed methods approach was taken using a survey consisting of both closed questions on a 5-point Likert type scale, and an open text question that asked for respondents' career stories. The convenience sample consisted of 19 staff from Australia and 12 from the UK. The findings suggest that professional staff create a hybrid approach to managing their career, showing aspects of protean, boundaryless and traditional career attitudes and that there are no significant differences between the career attitudes of these staff in Australia and the UK. There is a clear need for further research to test these results, which could be used to inform universities' human resource strategies.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 23:18:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - I fought the law, and the law won... (Bobby fuller
           four, 1965) [Book Review]
    • Abstract: O'Connor, Pamela
      Review(s) of: Higher education and the law, by Sally Varnham, Patty Kamvounias and Joan Squelch (eds), ISBN 978 176002 025, Federation Press, 259 pp. (incl. index), 2015.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 23:18:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - Teaching by design?: Design by teaching? [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Onsman, Andrys
      Review(s) of: Studio teaching in higher education, by Elizabeth Boling, Roland A Schwier, Colin M Gray, Kennon Smith and Katy Campbell ISBN-978-1-138-90243-5 (pbk), London, UK, Routledge, 300 pp., 2017.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 23:18:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - Letter from the editor
    • Abstract: Dobson, Ian R
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  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - Students flourish and tutors wither: A study of
           participant experiences in a first-year online unit
    • Abstract: Dodo-Balu, Andrea
      Contemporary higher education has been affected by policy pressures built around 'flexibility'. The policies of widening student participation and expanding flexible online delivery combine to provide the opportunity for a university education to students hitherto largely excluded. Flexible employment policies have increasingly placed university teaching into the hands of casual tutors without permanent academic positions. This article contextualises and outlines initial findings from a qualitative case study of a first year, online unit which is a representative microcosm of the teaching and learning conditions produced by these pressures. While the students in the study felt able to enter the academic community successfully and experience empowering and transformational learning, the tutors felt disempowered and devalued with little hope for a future in the academy.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 23:18:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - Note of authorship change
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 23:18:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - Indigenous tutorial assistance scheme: Tertiary
           Tuition and beyond: Transitioning with strengths and promoting
           opportunities
    • Abstract: Wilks, Judith; Fleeton, Ellen Radnidge; Wilson, Katie
      The Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme-Tertiary Tuition (ITAS-TT) has provided Australian government funding for one-to-one and group tutorial study support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students attending Australian universities since 1989. It has been a central plank supporting Indigenous university students in their studies. However, evaluation of the scheme has identified quality limitations, under-utilisation, administrative burdens, and eligibility issues, and criticised the deficit or low academic expectations assumptions inherent in the scheme. In the 2016-2017 Budget the Australian government modified ITAS into an Indigenous Student Success Program. Reporting on research undertaken at a time of impending changes to funding arrangements and the continuation of ITAS, this paper builds on recent research into the transition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders into higher education. The paper investigates the scheme through the perspectives of ITAS tutors and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students receiving ITAS tutoring in two regional universities in New South Wales. Qualitative research found that ITAS tutoring has enabled many students to manage their transition through university and complete their studies. Students and tutors identified limitations in the scheme in terms of guidelines, institutional expectations, access to learning management systems, and the timing of support. The study outcomes suggest that ITAS provides valuable support but has become static, and is not keeping up with developments in online learning and administration.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 23:18:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - Student activism: An exploration of pre-service
           teacher engagement
    • Abstract: van Tol, Johan
      This study investigated university student activism from both a theoretical and applied perspective. The aims were to explore some of the elements that might enable or constrain student activism and to facilitate the students' opportunity to act on an issue of their choice. The three elements of self-efficacy, group work, and time were reviewed in the literature and used as a framework to gather data, the collection of which was completed in three sequential phases: a questionnaire, interviews, and an action research project. Sixty questionnaires were returned and, from these, eight students were interviewed and engaged in the action research project. Results from the questionnaire indicated that students were quite time poor with the median student spending more hours per week working than studying. Further results from the questionnaire as well as the interviews and action research project suggested that the element of self-efficacy had less of an effect on students' activism than did group work or time, both of which were enabling when present and constraining when absent.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 23:18:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - Widening participation in higher education: A play in
           five acts
    • Abstract: Pitman, Tim
      Policies and programs to address higher education disadvantage reveal four distinct approaches, each revealing certain assumptions about the nature of educational disadvantage. These are: creating mass higher education systems; redistributing or allocating certain places to disadvantaged students; changing the cultural practices of institutions; and shifting the policy focus from access towards higher education outcomes or benefits. Using the Australian higher education sector as a case study, each of these approaches is defined, identified and examined in regard to its impact on widening access and participation in higher education. An alternative approach - a fifth act - is proposed; one which concentrates on the need to understand the identity of the student, both in terms of how he/she understands disadvantage and what he/she wants out of higher education.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 23:18:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - Collaboration in the humanities, arts and social
           sciences in Australia
    • Abstract: Haddow, Gaby; Xia, Jianhong; Willson, Michele
      This paper reports on the first large-scale quantitative investigation into collaboration, demonstrated in co-authorship, by Australian humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS) researchers. Web of Science data were extracted for Australian HASS publications, with a focus on the softer social sciences, over the period 2004 - 2013. The findings show that collaboration has increased over the last ten years, with strong intra-region collaboration concentrated on the east coast of Australia. International collaboration occurred most frequently with English speaking countries at vast distances from Australia. On average, fields in the social sciences collaborated at higher rates and attracted higher citations than humanities fields, but co-authorship of any kind was likely to increase citation rates. The results provide a snapshot of collaboration by Australian HASS authors in this time period and can be used as a benchmark to explore collaboration patterns in the future.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 23:18:01 GMT
       
  • Volume 59 Issue 1 - HETL be all right on the night! [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Onsman, Andrys
      Review(s) of: Creative learning in higher education, by Linda S Watts and Patrick Blessinger, ISBN-978-1-138-96236-1 (pbk), Routledge, 245 pp., 2017.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 23:18:01 GMT
       
 
 
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