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  1. The Academic Citizen

    The Virtue of Service in University Life

    By Bruce Macfarlane

    Series: Key Issues in Higher Education

    With increasing focus on excellence in research and teaching, the service role of the individual academic is often neglected. This book calls for greater recognition of this important aspect of academic life, highlighting the importance of mentoring, committee work and pastoral care in the daily...

    Published April 5th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Changing Identities in Higher Education

    Voicing Perspectives

    Edited by Ronald Barnett, Roberto Di Napoli

    Series: Key Issues in Higher Education

    In this timely and innovative book scholars from Europe, the UK, North America and Australia, explore their own sense of identity, reflecting both on their research and scholarly interests, and their work experiences. Taking the form of a debate, Changing Identities in Higher Education helps to...

    Published September 17th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Citizenship and Higher Education

    The Role of Universities in Communities and Society

    Edited by James Arthur, Karen Bohlin

    Series: Key Issues in Higher Education

    What are the obligations of the university to society and its communities? What are the virtues of university education? What are the university's ethical responsibilities to its students? The role of citizenship and civic responsibility in higher education is a highly contested yet crucial element...

    Published September 17th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Towards the Virtuous University

    The Moral Bases of Academic Practice

    By Jon Nixon

    Series: Key Issues in Higher Education

    A good university is invariably assumed to be one which is managerially effective in terms of its economic efficiency, and is judged in terms of entrepreneurialism, self-promotion and competitive innovation. This book argues that in the majority of institutions, these goals are being pursued to the...

    Published September 6th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Challenge to Scholarship

    Rethinking Learning, Teaching and Research

    By Gill Nicholls

    Series: Key Issues in Higher Education

    The Challenge to Scholarship is a lively and engaging investigation that seeks to establish what it means to be a scholar and the value of scholarship. It addresses current concerns and tensions including the scholarship of teaching and the relationship between teaching and research.Gill Nicholls...

    Published June 28th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Higher Education and Sustainable Development

    Paradox and Possibility

    By Stephen Gough, William Scott

    Series: Key Issues in Higher Education

    The ‘Key Issues in Higher Education’ series aims to raise both awareness and the standards of debate on the fundamental issues that lie at the very heart of higher education and intends to assist national and international debate. Higher Education and Sustainable Development examines whether it is...

    Published June 28th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Universities, Ethics and Professions

    Debate and Scrutiny

    Edited by John Strain, Ronald Barnett, Peter Jarvis

    Series: Key Issues in Higher Education

    Every business and organization today needs to impress stakeholders with its ethics policy. Universities, Ethics and Professions examines how this emphasis on ethics by the professional world is impacting universities, institutions that have long been key contributors to ethical reflection and...

    Published April 13th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Grading Student Achievement in Higher Education

    Signals and Shortcomings

    By Mantz Yorke

    Series: Key Issues in Higher Education

    A lot hangs on the summative grades that students are given. A good degree opens doors which otherwise might remain closed. Yet, as higher education is now a mass rather than an elite system, what is expected of its graduates is different from the expectations of previous generations. Students are...

    Published August 23rd 2007 by Routledge

  9. Understanding Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

    Towards a Critical Approach

    By Alan Skelton

    Series: Key Issues in Higher Education

    What makes a university teacher 'excellent'? As debates rage about whether this is down to subject knowledge, communication skills, taking a research-led approach or being a technological whiz, this book provides the first in-depth examination of teaching excellence in higher education. Identifying...

    Published October 19th 2005 by Routledge

  10. Defending Higher Education

    The Crisis of Confidence in the Academy

    By Dennis Hayes

    Series: Key Issues in Higher Education

    This thought-provoking book exposes the real crisis of confidence in higher education - not caused by funding problems or increased student numbers, but by academics unwilling or unable to defend free and autonomous enquiry. Government policies introducing programmes of vocational study and...

    Published December 31st 2003 by Routledge

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