(Re)Making Academic Identities: Exploring the Changing Dynamics of University Work Tickets, Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at 09:30 | Eventbrite: "Emerging Research Symposium
(Re)Making Academic Identities: Exploring the Changing Dynamics of University Work
Work priorities and practices within universities are in flux. Research, teaching, and the promotion of a range of social and economic policy priories compete for time and resource within institutions and within the everyday workloads of staff. What it means to ‘be an academic’ is being reshaped and renegotiated.
The intertwining of political and policy changes, local practices, and individual career decisions make this a rich, and at times challenging, area to research.
This symposium brings together researchers with ‘work in progress’ in the area of academic identities and university work. Inputs include discussion of journeys into and through 'academic' careers; the differentiation of research and teaching roles; transitions into HE careers from industry; and consideration of what recent industrial action reveals about perceptions of the university workplace and work culture.
The session offers a space to share emerging findings, methodological considerations, and conceptual challenges. There will also be time for networking and exploring areas for research collaboration. "
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