What’s in a name? Academic identity in the metadata age

Posted in Research on November 26th, 2012 by steve

“Professional identity is everything in academia, so Melissa Terras was shocked to discover the Internet had suddenly made her a specialist in Tarot Symbolism. Google Scholar and other online resources are easy to use to illustrate your online portfolio but what effects can it have when the Internet gets things wrong? …” (more)

[Impact of Social Sciences, 26 November]

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Academic manager or managed academic

Posted in Governance and administration on May 24th, 2009 by steve

Australia“The relationship between values and academic identity has received scant attention in the higher education literature with some notable exceptions. This paper contends that the perceived need to align all academics around corporate values and goals has given rise to academic identity schisms in higher education. Central to the academic identity schism is the notion of person-organisation values fit and the degree to which the ideologies and values of academics are congruent (the ‘academic manager’) or incongruent (the ‘managed academic’) with the prevailing discourse of corporate managerialism …” (more)

[Richard Winter, University World News, 24 May]

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