List of Tables and Figures Acknowlegements Foreword, Jon Nixon (Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong) Working Life: Poem, Val Walsh Introduction: Starting the Day Fresh: Hidden Work and Discourse in Contemporary Academic Practice, Lynne Gornall (Working Lives Research Team, UK), Lyn Daunton (University of Glamorgan, UK), Jane Salisbury (University of Cardiff, UK), Caryn Cook (Newport Business School, UK) and Brychan Thomas (University of Glamorgan, UK) Part I: Transition, Identity and Routinized Work Introduction, Jane Salisbury 1. Structure and Agency in an Irish Institute of Technology, Carole O'Byrne (Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland) 2. 'Getting on with the job' and Occupational Socialization in Further Education, Martin Jephcote (University of Cardiff, UK) 3. Teacher Narratives of Performativity and Change, Philippa Dixey (Post 16 Tutor for Psychology , Sociology and Basic Skills) and Lynette Harbottle (University of Cardiff, UK) 3. An Insider Perspective on a College 'Widening Participation' Initiative, Judith Larsen (Severn College, UK) 4. Emotional Labour and Ethics of Care in Further Education, Jane Salisbury 6. Becoming a Teacher in Higher Education, Trevor Austin (University of Bedfordshire, UK) Part II: Leadership, Management and Human Resources Issues Introduction, Lyn Daunton 7. A Policy Perspective from Wales on Employment and Working Life, Christine Chapman (Welsh Assembly Government, UK) 8. 'Human Resources Management' Implications of Working Lives Research, Caryn Cook and Lyn Daunton 9. Narratives of Academics who Become Department Heads, Alan Floyd (University of Reading, UK) 10. How Management Accounting Shapes Academic Lives, Rod Kelly (University of Derby, UK) and Rebecca Boden (University of Roehampton, UK) 11. Human Resources Policies and the Individualization of Academic Labour, Matthew Waring (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK) 12. Professional Work and Policy Reform Agendas in a Marketized Higher Education System, Lynne Gornall and Brychan Thomas 13. Perspectives on Research Management and Capacity Building in Six Countries, Mary Goretti Nakabugo (University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa), Paul F Conway (University College Cork, Ireland), Eimear Barrett (Queen's University Belfast, UK) and Sean Farren (University of Ulster, UK) 14. Sustaining Academic Professional Careers, Andrew Rothwell (University of Loughborough, UK) and Frances Rothwell (Nottingham Trent University, UK) Part III: The Academic Role, Professionalities and Prospects Introduction, Lynne Gornall 15. The Academic as Examiner, Marilyn Strathern (University of Cambridge, UK) 16. Personal Tutoring in Academic Work, Jan Huyton (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK) 17. Professionalising Teaching Identity and Teaching 'Excellence' Schemes, Ming Cheng (University of Glasgow, UK) 18. Younger Faculty, Identity and Careers in Japan, Machi Sato (Tohoku University, Japan) 19. Latin-American Academics Coping with Work in UK Higher Education, Maria Bertani Tress (University of Leeds, UK) 20. Research Careers and Fixed-term Contracts: A Science Case Study, Sarah-Jane Richards (Capital Research Associates, UK) 21. Academia as the Com(promised) Land for Women?, Sandra Acker (University of Toronto, Canada) and Michelle Webber (Brock University, Canada) 22. Balancing Working Time and Academic Work in Finland, Oili-Helena Ylijoki, Lea Henriksson, Johanna Hokka and Virve Kallioniemi-Chambers (all at Tampere University of Technology, Finland) Part IV: Technology, New Pedagogy and Teaching and Learning Roles Introduction, Brychan Thomas 23. Higher Education, Information Technology and Academic Work, Brychan Thomas and Lynne Gornall 24. Teaching in the Virtual Classroom, Susy Rogers (University of Glamorgan, UK) 25. New Learners, New Pedagogy and an Emerging Craft Professionalism, Nigel Ecclesfield (JISC, UK) and Fred Garnett (London Knowledge Lab, UK) 26. 'Habitus' and Meanings of a Career in Learning Technologies and Educational Development, Alison Hudson (University of Dundee, UK) 27. Becoming 'Indigenous' as New Teaching and Learning Staff and a Reflexive Review, Lynne Gornall Part V: Research and Professional Learning Introduction, Caryn Cook 28. Promoting Change in Higher Education and the Professional Doctorate, Janet Laugharne (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK), Mary Carter (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK) and Eleri Jones (Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK) 29. A New Collegiality in Collaborative Work and Practice, Caryn Cook and Lynne Gornall 30. Researching Changes in Higher Education Occupations, Robert Mears (Bath Spa University, UK) and Eric Harrison (City University London, UK) 31. Ongoing Practice in Researching Academic Life and Higher Education Life, Martin Gough (De Montfort University, UK) Conclusion Academia as Workplace: a Natural Pessimism and a Due Optimism, Ronald Barnett (Institute of Education, UK) Index
Provides a fine-grained, multidisciplinary, multi-context and inclusive set of approaches to the challenges and complexities within contemporary academic working lives.
Lynne Gornall is Leader of the Working Lives Research Team, a group established in 2007 bringing together staff from the Universities of Glamorgan, Cardiff and Wales, UK. She has held teaching, leadership and management roles within Higher Education in the UK. Caryn Cook is Senior Lecturer in the Business School at the University of Wales, Newport, UK. Lyn Daunton is Deputy Head of the Glamorgan Business School at the University of Glamorgan, UK, where she is Head of the Division for Organizational Leadership, Learning & Management. Jane Salisbury is Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Education, Education Policy and Qualitative Research Methods at Cardiff University, UK, where she is Director of PGCE programmes for the School of Social Sciences. Brychan Thomas is Reader at the Glamorgan Business School and Deputy Leader of the Welsh Enterprise Institute at Glamorgan University, UK.
I recommend this fascinating book which reports wide-ranging
research into the 'how', 'when', 'where' and 'who' of academic
working lives in higher and further education. Amongst many
insightful contributors, Ron Barnett deserves special mention for
his chapter which addresses the 'why' of our workplace, suggesting
that pessimists adhere to the perceived inevitable while optimists
build change through the interstices of academic life. * Virginia
King, Visiting Lecturer in Academic Practice, Coventry University,
The book unveils academic practices that are often hidden even for academics themselves. Established authors in the field brilliantly describe how tacit and informal aspects of academic working lives are actually the core essence of being an academic in the 21st century. After reading the book you start to observe your everyday working routines differently, making the invisible visible. * Jani Ursin, Senior Researcher, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland *
The contributors to this collection are at different stages in their careers and demonstrate perspective based on experience and contribution based on aspirations. Importantly insights are made about our working lives as a practice, with research and commentary about the realities of doing the job in dark times. While there is much to be concerned about I finished the book with a sense of optimism about the ability of ourselves to interrogate our work and to challenge prevailing orthodoxies. * Helen Gunter, Professor of Education Policy Management, University of Manchester, UK *