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#Tear : Revista de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
(Pensamiento), (palabra) y obra     Open Access  
@tic. revista d'innovació educativa     Open Access  
Abant İzzet Baysal Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
About Campus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Academic Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 59)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Academy of Educational Leadership Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 58)
Academy of Management Learning and Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 51)
Accounting & Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Accounting Education: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Across the Disciplines     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Acta Didactica Norge     Open Access  
Acta Scientiarum. Education     Open Access  
Acta Technologica Dubnicae     Open Access  
Action in Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Action Learning: Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Action Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Active Learning in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 293)
Actualidades Pedagógicas     Open Access  
Administration & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 155)
Adult Education Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 148)
Advanced Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Advances in High Energy Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Advances in School Mental Health Promotion     Partially Free   (Followers: 9)
AERA Open     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Africa Education Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 24)
African Journal of Chemical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Journal of Educational Studies in Mathematics and Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
AGORA Magazine     Open Access  
Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AIDS Education and Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Akadémiai Értesítö     Full-text available via subscription  
AKSIOMA Journal of Mathematics Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Al-Jabar : Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika     Open Access  
Alexandria : Revista de Educação em Ciência e Tecnologia     Open Access  
Alsic     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Alteridad     Open Access  
Amasya Universitesi Egitim Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access  
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Biology Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Educational Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 147)
American Journal of Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
American Journal of Distance Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
American Journal of Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 171)
American Journal of Educational Research     Open Access   (Followers: 59)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
American Journal of Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 54)
ANALES de la Universidad Central del Ecuador     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal  
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Annals of Modern Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Apertura. Revista de innovación educativa‏     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Applied Environmental Education & Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Applied Measurement in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arabia     Open Access  
Art Design & Communication in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Arts Education Policy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ASHE Higher Education Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Asia Pacific Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Asian Association of Open Universities Journal     Open Access  
Asian Education and Development Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Journal of English Language Teaching     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Asian Journal of Legal Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
ASp     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Assessing Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 132)
Assessment for Effective Intervention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Assessment Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
At-Ta'dib Jurnal Kependidikan Islam     Open Access  
At-Turats     Open Access  
Athenea Digital     Open Access  
Aula Abierta     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Australasian Journal of Gifted Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Australian Art Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Educational Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Educational Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Australian Journal of Adult Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Australian Journal of Career Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal of Music Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 407)
Australian Journal of Teacher Education     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Australian Mathematics Teacher, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Screen Education Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian TAFE Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Universities' Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Autism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 200)
Avaliação : Revista da Avaliação da Educação Superior (Campinas)     Open Access  
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BELIA : Early Childhood Education Papers     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
BELT - Brazilian English Language Teaching Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biblioteka i Edukacja     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bildung und Erziehung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bioedukasi : Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi FKIP UM Metro     Open Access  
Biosaintifika : Journal of Biology & Biology Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Biosfer : Jurnal Biologi dan Pendidikan Biologi     Open Access  
BMC Medical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 41)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
BoEM - Boletim online de Educação Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim de Educação Matemática     Open Access  
British Educational Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 175)
British Journal of Educational Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 146)
British Journal of Educational Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 129)
British Journal of Religious Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
British Journal of Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
British Journal of Special Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
British Journal of Visual Impairment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Business, Management and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Caderno Brasileiro de Ensino de Física     Open Access  
Caderno Intersabares     Open Access  
Cadernos CEDES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Educação     Open Access  
Cadernos de Educação, Tecnologia e Sociedade     Open Access  
Cadernos de Pesquisa     Open Access  
Cadernos de Pesquisa     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos de Pesquisa em Educação     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadmo     Full-text available via subscription  
Cahiers de la recherche sur l'éducation et les savoirs     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Calidad en la educación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 96)
Campus Legal Advisor     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Campus Security Report     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian and International Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education/ Revue canadienne des jeunes chercheures et chercheurs en éducation     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Canadian Journal of Education : Revue canadienne de l'éducation     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Canadian Journal of Higher Education     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Canadian Journal of School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Catalejos. Revista sobre lectura, formación de lectores y literatura para niños     Open Access  
Catharsis : Journal of Arts Education     Open Access  
CELE Exchange, Centre for Effective Learning Environments     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cendekia : Jurnal Kependidikan dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Charrette     Open Access  
Chemical Engineering Education     Full-text available via subscription  
Chemistry Education Research and Practice     Free   (Followers: 5)
Chemistry in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Chi'e : Journal of Japanese Learning and Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Child Language Teaching and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Child Psychiatry & Human Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Childhood Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Children's Literature in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Chinese Education & Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Christian Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Christian Perspectives in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ciência & Educação (Bauru)     Open Access  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia en Desarrollo     Open Access  
Ciencias Sociales y Educación     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Citizenship, Social and Economics Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Classroom Discourse     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Clio y Asociados     Open Access  
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cogent Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
College Athletics and The Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
College Teaching     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Colóquio Internacional de Educação e Seminário de Estratégias e Ações Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Communication Disorders Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Communication Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Communication Methods and Measures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Community College Journal of Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Community College Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Community Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Community Literacy Journal     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
Comparative Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Comparative Education Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Comparative Professional Pedagogy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Compare: A journal of comparative education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Compass : Journal of Learning and Teaching     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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  • Volume 58 Issue 2 - Letter from the editors
    • Abstract: Lyons, Kristen; Tager, Jeremy; Sales, Louise
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 2 - The conference: An overview and assessment
    • Abstract: Hil, Richard
      Conferences come and go: some you remember, others you don't. This event, organised by the University of Queensland and Friends of the Earth, and supported by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), National Alliance for Public Universities (NAPU) and the Ngara Institute, was in the former category.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 2 - The death of socrates
    • Abstract: Orr, Yancey; Orr, Raymond
      Neoliberalism exults the ability of unregulated markets to optimise human relations. Yet, as David Graeber has recently illustrated, it is paradoxically built on rigorous systems of rules, metrics and managers. The potential transition to a market-based tuition and research-funding model for higher education in Australia has, not surprisingly, been preceded by managerialism, metrics and bureaucratisation (rendered hereafter as 'MMB') in the internal functioning of universities in the last decade. This article explores the effects of MMB on the lives of academics, the education of students, and the culture and functioning of universities. By examining some of the labour activities of academics, work scheduling and time use, we demonstrate that MMB reduces the efficiency and quality of academic teaching, research and administration. Even more worrying, by qualitatively assessing the language, values and logic increasingly present in the academic culture of higher education in Australia, we show that MMB does not simply fail to improve universities or accurately assess academic achievement, it replaces the core values of education with hollow bureaucratic instrumentalism.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 2 - Critiquing neoliberalism in Australian universities
    • Abstract: Rea, Jeannie
      While students chanting 'No cuts, No fees, No corporate universities' may be dismissed as youthful hyperbole by some, it is not as superficial a characterisation of the state of our public university system as it seems.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 2 - The Brisbane declaration
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 2 - Academics, the humanities and the enclosure of
           knowledge: the worm in the fruit
    • Abstract: Riemer, Nick
      If we want to combat contemporary 'neoliberal' attacks on universities, we should start by refusing the way that their pseudo-rationalities already determine so many aspects of the intellectual and institutional regimes that we consider under threat. This paper sketches an analysis of those aspects of the internal practices of academia that reinforce the interests at the origin of the attack on public education, and that make it possible, and indeed expected, for universities' leaders to oversee the betrayal of their institutions' very raison d'etre. How have the physical and intellectual geographies of academic professionalism prepared the ground for 'neoliberal' reforms' How do the varied dispensations of modern higher education work against the ideal of open, democratic universities' How would university education, especially in the humanities, still exacerbate the privatisation and enclosure of knowledge in our societies, even if it remained public and accessible to everybody'

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 2 - Reflections on critical pedagogy [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Klikauer, Thomas
      Review(s) of: Leaders in critical pedagogy - narratives of understanding and solidarity, by Brad J. Porfilio and Derek R. Ford (Eds), ISBN 9463001662 (pbk.), Rotterdam, Sense Publishers, xxv+246pp., 2015.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 2 - Law student wellbeing: A neoliberal conundrum
    • Abstract: Thornton, Margaret
      The discourse around student wellness is a marked feature of the 21st century Australian legal academy. It has resulted in various initiatives on the part of law schools, including the development of a national forum. The phenomenon relates to psychological distress reported by students through surveys. Proposed remedies tend to focus on improving the law school pedagogical experience. This article argues that the neo-liberalisation of higher education is invariably overlooked in the literature as a primary cause of stress, even though it is responsible for the high fees, large classes and an increasingly competitive job market. The ratcheting up of fees places pressure on students to vie with one another for highly remunerated employment in the corporate world. In this way, law graduates productively serve the new knowledge economy and the individualisation of their psychological distress effectively deflects attention away from the neoliberal agenda.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 2 - Democratisation or management and corporate
           capture': Theses on the governance crisis of Australia's
           semi-privatised public universities
    • Abstract: Bonnell, Andrew G
      This paper proceeds from the view that managerial capture has already become a fundamental problem after a couple of decades of largely untrammelled managerialism in our public universities, and that this problem is likely to be compounded by further shifts towards deregulation and de facto privatisation, which is the direction that current federal government policy is trying to take in the higher education sector. Greater managerial capture and greater susceptibility to steering by corporate interests promote greater diversion from the public good missions of public universities and increasingly dysfunctional internal governance with grave consequences for workplace culture. The paper argues that a counter-movement to democratise public universities is overdue.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 2 - What are good universities'
    • Abstract: Connell, Raewyn
      This paper considers how we can arrive at a concept of the good university. It begins with ideas expressed by Australian Vice-Chancellors and in the 'league tables' for universities, which essentially reproduce existing privilege. It then considers definitions of the good university via wish lists, classic texts, horror lists, structural analysis, and shining examples from history. None of these approaches is enough by itself; but in combination they can be fruitful. The best place to start in defining a good university is by considering the work universities do. This leads to issues about the conditions of the workforce as a whole, the global economy of knowledge, and the innovations bubbling up around the edges of this economy.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 2 - Learning by doing by learning: Reflections on
           scholar-activism with the Brisbane Free University
    • Abstract: Thompsett, Fern
      As universities are swept by a near-global tide of capitalist restructuring, myriad forms of resistance are also on the rise. While struggles that grapple directly with universities are vital, different streams of activism aim beyond them, in the form of 'prefigurative' politics - one that works to build a better world 'in the shell of the old'. This paper focuses on 'free universities', prefigurative projects that re-create university-like spaces of learning according to their own radical visions of social justice. Drawing on my own experience as a co-founder and organiser of the Brisbane Free University, as well as research conducted with 25 free universities across North America, I explore the complex tensions involved in working simultaneously within the academy, and engaging in activism beyond it. I show that most free university activists, myself included, see that it is impossible to distinguish between the inside and outside of the university, and that ultimately working across the 'divide' through prefigurative politics offers a robust means to effect substantive change.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 2 - Agnosis in the university workplace
    • Abstract: Whelan, Andrew
      One significant, tangible and interesting challenge for the privatised university is its impedance of particular forms of effective engagement and action in teaching and research, notably with respect to inequities in the broader social context, and the position of the university within that context. In the face of significant resource constraints (themselves the outcome of complex political and economic dynamics) intersecting organisational imperatives toward competition, administrative accountability, unilateral managerial style and 'best foot forward' promotional culture combine to produce a particular lack in socio-political epistemology, referred to here as bad faith 'not-knowing', or ignorance. A central paradox is that, although the university is evidently devoted to knowledge production and dissemination, and the various issues the sector faces in Australia are well documented (notably: casualisation, ever diminishing research funding, and the implications of the massification of teaching), nonetheless, the general tendency is towards acquiescence and intensification rather than contestation of the processes that give rise to these issues. This not-knowing arises at the intersection of the dissonant and incompatible voices that frame the institution as a workplace: the top-down managerial line and its commitment to control through 'cost neutrality', the outward-facing advertorial rhetoric of excellence, and the routine snark of the embattled workforce attempting to harmonise these discrepant formulations of the organisation. It is argued that this empty space of not-knowing is recognisable to people occupying roles in other organisations, and that it represents therefore a peculiar opportunity for those interested in the future of universities as public institutions: there is more to find out about how these organisationally produced epistemic limits are recognisable and consequential across contexts, how they are imposed, and how they contain potential.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 2 - An idea of union [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Guille, Howard
      Review(s) of: The national tertiary education union: A most unlikely union, by John Michael O'Brien, ISBN 9781742234588, NewSouth Publishing, 368pp., 2015.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 2 - Doing it UNSW-style [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Bryant, Dennis
      Review(s) of: Improving assessment in higher education: A whole-of-institution approach, by Richard Henry, Stephen Marshall and Prem Ramburuth (Eds.), ISBN 978-1-742-23400-7 (paperback), 978-1-742-24662-8 (ePDF), Sydney NewSouth Publishing, xvi + 368 pp., 2013.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 2 - Transformation by inclusion [Book Review]
    • Abstract: White, Kate
      Review(s) of: Diversity and inclusion in higher education, edited by Daryl G. Smith, ISBN-13 978-0415529181, London: Routledge, 198pp., 2014.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 2 - Be national, not global [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Soh, Kaycheng
      Review(s) of: The New Flagship University: Changing the paradigm from global to national relevance, by John Aubrey Douglass (Ed.), ISBN 978-1-137-50048-9, Palgrave Macmillan US, xxi+217pp, 2016.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 2 - Improving undergraduate education [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Mayer, Chris
      Review(s) of: The undergraduate experience: Focusing institutions on what matters most, by Peter Felten, John N. Gardner, Charles C. Schroeder, Leo M. Lambert, Betsy O. Barefoot, ISBN 9781119050742 (hb.), San Francisco, Wiley, xx+247pp., 2016.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Australian legal education at a cross roads
    • Abstract: Collins, Pauline
      With globalising transnational corporate law firms, high rates of depression among law students and lawyers, and a changing role for lawyers in the world of dispute resolution, academics and professional bodies have been doing some soul searching. They are pondering just what is required in a law degree to train future lawyers adequately. This article discusses the current positioning of law degrees and draws together some of the diverse trains of thought arguing for the adoption of different directions. The article discusses adopting a collaborative rather than an adversarial emphasis as a particular path that could address some of the changes and dilemmas raised.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - The hidden topography of Australia's arts nation: The
           contribution of universities to the artistic landscape
    • Abstract: Wilson, Jenny
      In Arts Nation 2015, the Australia Council documented the current landscape of artistic endeavour in Australia, acknowledging that there are still gaps that need to be filled to build a greater public understanding of the arts in Australia. The contribution of Australian universities to the arts is one such lacuna. This paper seeks to expand this understanding by considering the contribution that the university sector makes to visual and performing arts outside its traditional teaching role. It draws upon data contained in university websites and through interviews with practising artists employed as academic staff in three case study universities. It explores how and why these contributions remain largely hidden in reports on artistic endeavour and concludes by suggesting that a greater recognition of the role that universities play in Australia's Arts Nation will deliver benefits to artists, audiences and to Australia's artistic and cultural heritage.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Talent management for universities
    • Abstract: Bradley, Andrew P
      This paper explores human resource management practices in the university sector with a specific focus on talent pools and talent management more generally. The paper defines talent management in the context of the university sector and then explores its interdependence with organisational strategy, the metrics used to measure academic performance and current day-to-day management practices. The paper critiques the current situation for lacking a clear alignment between organisational strategy and how academic talent is recruited, developed, retained and rewarded. It is argued that talent management can provide a conceptual framework to enhance performance over the long term by coalescing a university's strategy with its performance metrics and day-to-day management systems.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Public-private partnership in higher education:
           Central Queensland University meets Campus Management Services
    • Abstract: Rodan, Paul
      Massive growth in the numbers of fee-paying international students and an increasing private sector role are two of the most salient features of Australian higher education in the past quarter century. Both these trends were evident in a little known partnership, involving a public regional university and a private entrepreneur, which had its origins in 1993. While hindsight allows us to locate this development in a neoliberal framework, this article explores the origins of the relationship and concludes that while the eventual operation was consistent with the theme of the overall decline of the university as an essentially public enterprise, the role of personalities was crucial in what was initially more serendipity than grand strategy.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Letter from the editor
    • Abstract: Dobson, Ian R
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Invasion of the body snatchers: Adjurations and
           inspirational posts from modern places
    • Abstract: O'Neill, Arthur
      Where ideas collide with enterprise you'll Never stand still so make great happen and

      Bringing knowledge to life you'll be the difference so know more. Do more and It's all about U.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Who gets the research loot': The challenges of
           being a postdoctoral fellow in a neoliberal university
    • Abstract: Nash, Joshua
      My thoughts are anthropological, environmental, and geographical in that my family and I find ourselves in new cultural, geographical, and academic surrounds. I have recently moved with partner and 26-month-old daughter to rural New South Wales to take up a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship at a regional university. The fellowship scheme is part of a new initiative to attract fresh talent to this institution, Australia's oldest regional university, an establishment with an already impressive research record. The new fellowship program allows fellows the opportunity to procure more research funds and attract more research status to the university. Such an arrangement should not surprise any of us operating in what can be considered a neoliberal research sector.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Ranking by medians
    • Abstract: Martin, Brian
      When a committee needs to rank applications, it is worthwhile having committee members independently rank the applications and then starting the committee's discussion with the medians of the ranks.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Tide or tsunami': The impact of metrics on
           scholarly research
    • Abstract: Bonnell, Andrew G
      Australian universities are increasingly resorting to the use of journal metrics such as impact factors and ranking lists in appraisal and promotion processes, and are starting to set quantitative 'performance expectations' which make use of such journal-based metrics. The widespread use and misuse of research metrics is leading to increased concern in scientific and broader academic communities worldwide. This paper reviews some of the most important recent responses to the so-called 'metric tide', with particular reference to the report of that name recently issued by the UK's Higher Education Funding Council for England, and other important statements such as the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment and the Leiden Manifesto. While there is a spectrum of views on research metrics in general, there is widespread agreement from authoritative sources that it is not appropriate to rely on journal-level metrics, such as journal ranking lists, for assessing the merit of individual scholars.

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  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - University safety culture: A work-in-progress'
    • Abstract: Lyons, Michael
      Safety management systems in Australian higher education organisations are under-researched. Limited workplace safety information can be found in the various reports on university human resources benchmarking programs, and typically they show only descriptive statistics. With the commencement of new consultation-focused regulations applying to many universities in Australia, the need to have a better understanding of the operation of organisational safety management systems has more prominence. This paper presents results from a 'safety culture' survey completed by staff in a business-related faculty (53 respondents, 15 per cent response rate) from three Australian universities. Based on analysis of the survey data, the safety culture in these three universities can aptly be described as a work-in-progress.

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  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Doctorate motivation: An (auto)ethnography
    • Abstract: Templeton, Robert
      Intrinsic motivation is considered the dominant factor in the motivation of adult students in continuing postgraduate education. However, the strength of an intrinsic motivation to learn does not explain the phenomenon of dropout where the student withdraws and does not return or where the student withdraws and then recommences their postgraduate research studies. This paper draws on qualitative data collected as part of a doctoral thesis to examine this phenomenon ethnographically. The study explores motivations which have declined or disappeared under the influence of external factors and the effect that these external factors have on the motivation to learn with respect to their influence on student withdrawal.

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  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Forsyth and Murphy on the university [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Marginson, Simon
      Review(s) of: A history of the modern Australian University, by Hannah Forsyth, ISBN 9781742234120 PB. NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, viii + 279 pp., 2014.; Universities and innovation economies: The creative wasteland of post-industrial society, by Peter Murphy, ISBN 9781472425355 HB, Ashgate, Farnham, ix + 257 pp., 2015, ISBN 9781472425355 HB, Ashgate, Farnham, ix + 257 pp., 2015.

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  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Love's labor lost' [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Rodan, Paul
      Review(s) of: Triumph and Demise: The broken promise of a labor generation, by Paul Kelly, ISBN 9780522867817 (paperback), Carlton Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 560 pp., 2014.

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  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Northern lite': Definitely not! [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Aarrevaara, Timo
      Review(s) of: Northern lights - the positive policy of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway, by Andrew Scott, ISBN-13 978-1921867927, Monash University Publishing 205 pp. 2014.

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  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Critical pedagogy in adult education [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Klikauer, Thomas
      Review(s) of: Unfit to be a slave - a guide to adult education for liberation, by David Greene, ISBN: 978-946209-933-3 (pb), Rotterdam, Sense Publishers, xvi+156pp. 2015.

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  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - A hard man to read [Book Review]
    • Abstract: McGrath, Jim
      Review(s) of: New tricks: Reflections on a life in medicine and education, by Richard Larkins, ISBN 978 1 922235 43 5 (paperback) 978 1 922235 44 2 (hardback) Monash University Publishing, 2015.

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  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Have I the write' [Book Review]
    • Abstract: O'Neill, Arthur
      Review(s) of: Academic writing. A handbook for international students (4th ed.), by Stephen Bailey, ISBN 978-1-138-77850-4 pbk Abingdon, Oxon, Routledge, 284 pp., 2015.

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  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Scholarship vs Academia [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Martin, Brian
      Review(s) of: Weapons of mass disruption: An Academic Whistleblower's tale, by Wilfred Cude, ISBN 9781500785048, The Author, 334 pp., 2014.

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  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - No cake walk [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Rodan, Paul
      Review(s) of: Bread and roses: Voices of Australian academics from the working class, by Dee Michell, Jacqueline Z. Wilson and Verity Archer (Eds), ISBN 978-94-6300-125-0 (paperback), Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, 186 pp., 2015.

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  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Meaningless messages and sugary slogans [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Dobson, Ian R
      Review(s) of: Selling students short: Why you won't get the university education you deserve, by Richard Hil, ISBN 978 1 74331 889 8, Allen and Unwin, 227 pp., 2015.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Begin the beguine' [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Bryant, Dennis
      Review(s) of: Beginning a career in academia: A guide for graduate students of color, by Dwayne A. Mack, Elwood Watson and Michelle Madsen Camacho (Eds.), ISBN 978-1-138-78364-5 (hbk), ISBN 978-1-138-78365-2 (pbk), ISBN 978-1-315-76854-0 (ebk), Routledge, New York, xvi + 204 pp., 2015.

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  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Human rights and education [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Klikauer, Thomas
      Review(s) of: Human rights education beyond universalism and relativism - a relational hermeneutic for global justice, by Fuad Al-Daraweesh and Dale T. Snauwaert, ISBN 9781137471086 (hb.), New York, Palgrave, xvii+224pp., 2015.

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  • Volume 58 Issue 1 - Think critical; be critical [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Bryant, Dennis
      Review(s) of: The Palgrave handbook of critical thinking in higher education, by Martin Davies and Ronald Barnett (Eds), ISBN 978-1-137-37803-3, (hbk), Palgrave MacMillan, New York, x + 636 pp., 2015.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - The parlous state of academia: When politics, prestige
           and proxies overtake higher education's teaching mission
    • Abstract: Callier, Viviane; Singiser, Richard H; Vanderford, Nathan L
      Original and significant research benefits the careers of those running universities and brings prestige to their institution. World class teaching, by and large, does not, and this has important consequences for higher education's tripartite mission. Most notably, emphasis on the research mission of major higher education institutions dwarfs that of the teaching mission and this is to the detriment of teachers and students. Policy interventions are needed to address this discrepancy.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Does academic work make Australian academics
    • Abstract: Duncan, Roderick; Tilbrook, Kerry; Krivokapic-Skoko, Branka
      Happiness research is a rapidly-growing area in social psychology and has emphasised the link between happiness and workplace productivity and creativity for knowledge workers. Recent articles in this journal have raised concerns about the level of happiness and engagement of Australian academics with their work, however there is little research on the activities Australian academics conduct during a typical day and how these activities affect happiness or productivity. We asked teaching and research academics at a regional Australian university to keep time diaries of their days detailing the tasks they engaged in as well as how they felt overall about their day in terms of both emotional satisfaction and workplace effectiveness. Supporting the notion of intrinsic motivation for academic work, we found a strong relationship between happiness and self-reported effectiveness. We found that research activities made academics happier with their days and that time fragmentation was a major driver of unhappiness. However we also uncovered a tension between the activities which make academics happy and those activities which made academics feel productive.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Vale Gough Whitlam, 1916-2014
    • Abstract: Rodan, Paul
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  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Letter from the editor
    • Abstract: Dobson, Ian R
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  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Monument to lack: The new university
    • Abstract: Jones, Andee
      On first hearing the comment, 'You'll have to be less critical of Freud,' I was more than a year into post-retirement postgraduate study, previously having worked as a psychologist and academic, retired into writing and, craving collaboration, returned to the academy to undertake a second PhD. The department to which I applied turned out not to be a good fit (Jones, 2014), and I sought refuge in a related discipline. The admonition, 'You'll have to be less critical of Freud,' comprised the bulk of the supervisory content of the first meeting proper with my new supervisor. I'll call her Sue.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Time for a Western Australian 'group of three'': A
           speculative essay
    • Abstract: Turner, Michael; Brown, Alistair
      This study analyses the theoretical cost-savings that might flow from a merger of three of Western Australia's five universities. The results of the study show that an amalgamation would not only reduce costs of operation, but also improve non-current asset use and accountability. Combination reporting also allows the key stakeholders to appraise these universities' main financial activities, which appear to be maintaining a relatively high level of non-salary expenditure as a percentage of revenue and preserving a very high percentage of land and buildings as mainstay assets.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Students from Australian universities studying abroad:
           A demographic profile
    • Abstract: Nerlich, Steve
      Australia is one of many countries to encourage its students to study abroad and hence develop a global perspective. Traditionally, students who have pursued this option represented a relatively privileged and demographically narrow group. More recently, governments and other agencies have been offering funding support with the aim of 'democratising' study abroad so that it is more accessible to all students. To help inform the 'democratisation' discussion, this paper presents an analysis of the demographic profile of students from Australian universities who currently study abroad, examining changing trends over time and identifying demographic groups that may be under-represented in the current Australian study abroad population.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Please don't aim for a highly cited paper
    • Abstract: Calver, Michael C
      Citation-based metrics are important in determining careers, so it is unsurprising that recent publications advise prospective authors on how to write highly cited papers. While such publications offer excellent advice on structuring and presenting manuscripts, there are significant downsides, including: restrictions in the topics researched, incentives to misconduct and possible detriments to motivation, innovation and collegiality. Guides to writing highly cited papers also assume that all citations are equal, ignoring new directions in bibliometric research identifying 'quality' and perfunctory citations. Rather than pursuing citations, with the uncertainty about their significance and the potential negative consequences, authors may fare better by following evidence from several disciplines indicating that persistence, a focused research program, good methodology and publishing in relevant journals are more important in career development and disciplinary influence than the odd star paper. Research administrators could encourage such steps by considering innovative new multivariate assessments of research productivity, including assessing social impact.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Evaluating how universities engage school students
           with science: A model based on the analysis of the literature
    • Abstract: Cridge, BJ; Cridge, AG
      Every year fewer students are electing to take university level science courses, particularly physics. This situation has led universities and employers to try and encourage more students into science subjects through the development of numerous science outreach initiatives such as guest lectures and summer schools. Much of this work is of an ad-hoc nature, with little understanding of the underlying motivations and conditions that guide students' subject selection. Therefore, we have analysed a range of literature sources to develop a simple model for school student engagement that can help guide university-initiated science outreach programmes. This model takes into account factors such as the different life stages of the student, the myriad influences that affect career decisions, and resource availability. As part of this work we also present an overview of the research around increasing progression into higher education. As experienced practitioners and researchers in science outreach we have developed an easy-to-use set of guidelines that are applicable in the real-world situation of limited budgets, time and staff resources.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Motivating change from lecture-tutorial modes to less
           traditional forms of teaching
    • Abstract: McLaren, Helen J; Kenny, Paul L
      Teaching academics are under pressure to move away from traditional lecture-tutorial teaching modes to less traditional forms. Such pressures are in addition to changes to funding arrangements and other developments that increasingly oblige universities to operate as businesses. The flow-on effects for teachers are increased student:staff ratios, changes in student diversity and less face-to-face time, while also being required to meet expectations for increased research output. While it has become the norm to shift away from traditional teaching methods, individuals are not always equipped with educational theory nor the time, technology and motivations to change significantly what they do. We draw upon a workplace audit that explored the use of four non-traditional teaching and learning modes. These modes were chosen because of professional development workshops available centrally at our university and because they offered promise in terms of time-saving for teachers and educational effectiveness for students. The majority of respondants reported using one or more of these non-traditional teaching and learning modes. However, contradictory information in qualitative descriptions suggested that this majority had limited knowledge about the technicalities and the application of these modes; instead they attempted to fit descriptions of their traditional teaching into the non-traditional descriptors provided. While we seek to understand these responses, which may well be a form of resistance, we consider how diffusion of innovation theory may provide insight into why change has not been forthcoming.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - The 'dark traits' of sociopathic leaders: Could they
           be a threat to universities'
    • Abstract: Perry, Chad
      Some sociopathic personality traits in managers can derail business organisations even though the leaders have been carefully selected and considered 'high flyers'. Three of those traits are narcissism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism. These traits are 'socially-aversive' because the sociopaths have an ingrained disregard for relationships. We will 'very likely' come into hurtful contact with a sociopath. This study addresses the problem: Could a leader of a university unit with strong levels of the dark triad traits derail their unit' After considering the literature about the dark triad and university leadership, this study argues that a sociopathic leader could degrade the collaborative nature of much of academics' work with other staff, students and society enough to produce mediocrity in their part of a university, but not enough to derail it. Implications for universities selecting non-sociopathic leaders and for individuals being led by sociopaths are suggested.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Discuss: If essays are dead, then where does that
           leave everything else': A response to: Shirley Alexander's 'Buying
           essays: How to make sure assessment is authentic'
    • Abstract: McQueen, Kelvin
      Professor Shirley Alexander is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Teaching, Learning and Equity) at the University of Technology, Sydney. On 12 November 2014, an article of hers appeared in The Conversation: 'Buying essays: how to make sure assessment isauthentic.' That article traverses, in an abbreviated way, three significant concerns about university assessment tasks. Those three concerns, in sum, apparently render essays 'dead' 'as the primary form of assessment'.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Can't see the trees for the ideological wood'
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: O'Neill, Arthur
      Review(s) of: Education, privatisation and social justice: Case studies from Africa, South Asia and South East Asia, by Ian Macpherson, Susan Robertson and Geoffrey Walford (Eds), ISBN 9781873927, Symposium Books, 310 pp., 2014.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - 'I'm counting on you...' (J O'Keefe, 1961) [Book
    • Abstract: Bryant, Dennis
      Review(s) of: Using data to improve higher education: Research, policy and practice, by Maria E. Menon, Dawn G. Terkla and Paul Gibbs (Eds). ISBN: 978-94-6209-792-6 (paperback); 978-94-6209-793-3 (hardback); 978-94-6209-794-0 (e-book), Sense Publishers, vi + 263 pp., 2014.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - The real Forsyth Saga' [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Rodan, Paul
      Review(s) of: A History of the Modern Australian University, by Hannah Forsyth, ISBN 9781742234120, New South Publishing, 279 pp., 2014.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Education: A ghost story [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Klikauer, Thomas
      Review(s) of: Capitalism: A ghost story, by Arundhati Roy, ISBN 978-1608464-385-5 (pb), 125 pp., Haymarket Books, 2014.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Navigating your way through a professional staff
           career [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Graham, Carroll
      Review(s) of: Managing Your Career in Higher Education Administration, by Michelle Gander, Heather Moyes and Emma Sabzalieva, The Universities into the 21st Century series, Noel Entwistle and Roger King (series Eds), ISBN 978-1-137-32832-8, Palgrave Macmillan, 160 pp., 2014.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Managerialism' [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Sheil, Christopher
      Review(s) of: Managerialism: A critique of an ideology, by Thomas Klikauer, ISBN 9781137334268, Palgrave Macmillan, x+353 pp., 2013.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - The politics of victimhood [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Jones, Andee
      Review(s) of: Knowing victims: Feminism, agency, and victim politics in neoliberal times, by Rebecca Stringer, ISBN 978-0-415-64333-7, Routledge, 186 pp., 2014.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Fight the good fight! [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Bryant, Dennis
      Review(s) of: Bridging the divide between faculty and administration: A guide to understanding conflict in the academy, by James L Bess and Jay R Dee, ISBN 978-0-415-84273-0 Routledge, xx + 185 pp., 2014.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Student engagement: A marriage made in heaven'
           [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Graham, Carroll
      Review(s) of: Understanding and developing student engagement, by Colin Bryson (Ed.), The Staff and Educational Development Series, James Wisdom (series Ed.), ISBN 978-0-415-84339-3, Routledge, 286 pp., 2014.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Are all postgrads the same' [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Song-Turner, Helen
      Review(s) of: Intercultural postgraduate supervision: Reimagining time, place and knowledge, by Catherine Manathunga, ISBN 978-0-415-53599-1, Routledge, 199 pp., 2014.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Assessing students: Do it like this... [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Bryant, Dennis
      Review(s) of: Improving assessment in higher education: A whole-of-institutional approach, by Richard Henry, Stephen Marshall and Prem Ramburuth (Eds), ISBN 978-1-742-23400-7, NewSouth Publishing, xvi + 368 pp., 2013.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 1 - Veni, vidi, vici [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Rodan, Paul
      Review(s) of: The wit of Whitlam, by James Carleton (Ed.), ISBN 9780522868081 (paperback), 9780522868098 (eBook), Melbourne University Publishing, 224 pp., 2014.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:29 GMT
  • Volume 57 Issue 2 - A profile of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
           higher education student population
    • Abstract: Wilks, Judith; Wilson, Katie
      This paper brings together recent statistics relating to the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in higher education. A number of key statistical realities relating to their enrolment into, retention during, and completion of, their university courses are depicted. Foremost among these realities is that despite initiatives over recent years to redress their under-representation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students' participation in higher education remains significantly below the population parity rate. This paper also warns about the need to exercise care about definitions, sources, measurement, collection, interpretation and analysis of data in the higher education field relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It concludes that successful transitions to university involve not just success in enrolling more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, but in improving their retention and completion rates, and moreover, the qualities of their engagements and experiences in university life during their journey through higher education.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 2 - Using outperformance pay to motivate academics:
           Insiders' accounts of promises and problems
    • Abstract: Field, Laurie
      Many researchers have investigated the appropriateness of pay for outperformance, (also called 'merit-based pay' and 'performance-based pay') for academics, but a review of this body of work shows that the voice of academics themselves is largely absent. This article is a contribution to addressing this gap, summarising the views of a sample of academics at one Australian university about the promises and problems of outperformance pay. The resultant close-up perspective reveals several important contrasts, most notably (a) the very different responses of business academics and academics in non-business disciplines to the concept of pay for outperformance (with business academics tending to be strongly in favour and non-business academics tending to be strongly opposed) and (b) where a pay for outperformance scheme exists, as it does in the faculty of business discussed here, the contrast between views about pay for outperformance in principle (strongly supported) and as actually implemented (widely criticised). In addition to these contrasts, the material presented raises many issues for universities considering pay for outperformance and for academics interested in the realities of such schemes, including the many (perhaps insurmountable) challenges surrounding implementation and the real possibility that, for academics achieving at or above base-level expectations, outperformance pay may actually de-motivate in the long term.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 2 - Letter from the editor
    • Abstract: Dobson, Ian R
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  • Volume 57 Issue 2 - Is the university system in Australia producing deep
    • Abstract: Lake, Warren W; Boyd, William E
      Teaching and learning research since the 1980s has established a trend in students' learning approach tendencies, characterised by decreasing surface learning and increasing deep learning with increasing age. This is an important trend in higher education, especially at a time of increasing numbers of older students: are we graduating more deep learners' In revisiting these trends, our study elaborates on the past model by using the revised two-factor questionnaire (R-SPQ-2F). The current study suggests that trends in the shift between surface and deep learning approaches are more related to other factors rather than to age per se. Importantly, school leavers do not exhibit significantly weaker trends towards deep learning approaches than do mature-age students.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 2 - Ghosts in the machine: Incarcerated students and the
           Digital University
    • Abstract: Hopkins, Susan
      Providing higher education to offenders in custody has become an increasingly complex business in the age of digital learning. Most Australian prisoners still have no direct access to the internet and relatively unreliable access to information technology. As incarceration is now a business, prisons, like universities, are increasingly subject to economistic pressures and priorities. Historically Britain's penal colony, (post)modern Australia is following the United States toward a post-Welfare Penal state. Without specialised support and materials, incarcerated students may pay the price of converging neoliberal reforms. This paper aims to raise awareness among Australian academics of the challenges faced by incarcerated students in changing socio-political and economic climates.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 2 - Blurred boundaries: Negotiating a common core subject
           in a multi-faculty Bachelor of Environments degree
    • Abstract: Onsman, Andrys; Newton, Clare
      In 2008, the University of Melbourne rolled out its restructured undergraduate degree program offerings. Rather than offering a multitude of faculty-specific degrees, the University started to offer a limited number of generalist degrees that serve as developmental pathways to specialist masters programs as well as stand-alone employment preparation. While the other 'Melbourne Model' degrees in arts, science, commerce and biomedicine primarily aligned with their cognate faculty, one degree, the Bachelor of Environments, was taught across four faculties. Three reviews of this unusual undergraduate degree have been undertaken since 2009 with each recommending that the degree reduce the number of common core first year subjects to one. However, the decision to reduce to one core subject proved difficult within the blurred boundaries of cross-faculty management structures. This paper analyses the strategies being used to reach consensus following the most recent review.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 2 - Perceptions of the UK's research excellence framework
           2014: A small survey of academics
    • Abstract: Murphy, Tony; Sage, Daniel
      Earlier work inspired by a body of literature raised important questions about the workings of the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF) and its predecessor the Research Assessment Framework (RAE), and noted the possible adverse outcomes of such processes. This paper builds on this by examining the findings of a small survey of social science academics. The survey identified concerns about the validity of the REF as a proxy for quality, and the role it has had in shaping patterns of research behaviour. There were also frequent concerns related to morale. Yet although responses tended to be negative, there was also a significant voice signalling the importance the REF plays in ensuring accountability and transparency in research, as well as a sense that the pressures that come with such processes are simply 'part and parcel' of academic life. The role of wider time-management factors, related to heavy teaching and administration burdens, was also signalled, and cited by some as overshadowing the pressures of REF.

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  • Volume 57 Issue 2 - University satellite campus management models
    • Abstract: Fraser, Doug; Stott, Ken
      Among the 60 or so university satellite campuses in Australia are many that are probably failing to meet the high expectations of their universities and the communities they were designed to serve. While in some cases this may be due to the demand driven system, it may also be attributable in part to the ways in which they are managed. The authors' recent research suggested that the amount of freedom satellite campuses have to direct their affairs needs to be linked to their market locations and profiles. The tendency, therefore, to control everything from the centre may have an adverse effect on satellite campus effectiveness. The authors outline management models currently in use at satellite campuses, along with their advantages and limitations, and argue that universities should pay serious attention to the issue of satellite campus management arrangements.

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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
    • 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
    • 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

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