This exciting series publishes cutting edge research and discourse addressing contemporary themes in higher education of wide international relevance. The series examines all aspects of the international higher education research agenda, from strategic policy formulation and impact to pragmatic advice on best practice in the field.
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By Robin Goodfellow, Mary R. Lea
September 24, 2013
Literacy in the Digital University is an innovative volume bringing together perspectives from two fields of enquiry and practice: ‘literacies and learning’ and ‘learning technologies’. With their own histories and trajectories, these fields have seldom overlapped either in practice, theory, or ...
By Tanya Fitzgerald
October 07, 2013
Leadership in universities is physically, intellectually and emotionally demanding work. It involves multiple and complex tasks and responsibilities such as staff management, strategic management, operational planning, financial and resources management, policy development, quality assurance ...
By Bruce Macfarlane
April 04, 2012
What is ‘intellectual leadership’ and how might this concept be better understood in the modern university? Drawing on research into the role of full or chair professors, this book argues that it is important to define and reclaim intellectual leadership as a counter-weight to the prevailing ...
By Roger Brown, Helen Carasso
March 25, 2013
The marketisation of higher education is a growing worldwide trend. Increasingly, market steering is replacing or supplementing government steering. Tuition fees are being introduced or increased, usually at the expense of state grants to institutions. Grants for student support are being replaced ...
By Gary Rolfe
December 06, 2012
The rise of corporatism in the North American University was charted by Bill Readings in the mid nineteen-nineties in his book The University in Ruins. The intervening years have seen the corporate university grow and extend to the point where its evolution into a large business corporation is ...
By Celia Whitchurch
November 30, 2012
Reconstructing Identities in Higher Education: The Rise of Third Space Professionals draws on studies conducted in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States to explore the roles and identities of a growing number of staff associated with broadly based institutional projects such as ...
By Paul Blackmore, Camille B. Kandiko
August 02, 2012
The curriculum is a live issue in universities across the world. Many stakeholders – governments, employers, professional and disciplinary groups and parents – express strong and often conflicting views about what higher education should achieve for its students. Many universities are reviewing ...