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  1. Competitive Accountability in Academic Life

    Competitive Accountability in Academic Life

    Richard Watermeyer
    This book considers how a culture of ‘competitive accountability’ in UK higher education produces multiple tensions, contradictions and paradoxes that are destabilizing and deleterious to the work and identities of academics as research scientists. It suggests the potential of a new discourse of scientific accountability, that frees scientists and their public communities from the absurdities and profligacy of ‘performativity’ and ‘managerial governmentality’ encountered in the REF and an impact agenda – the noose of competitive accountability – and a more honest and meaningful public contract. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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    2020   Paperback Price: $ 35.00   Web: $ 28.00
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  2. Higher Education and the Future of Graduate Employability

    Higher Education and the Future of Graduate Employability

    Edited by Ruth Bridgstock, Neil Tippett
    This book challenges the dominant ‘employability skills’ discourse by exploring socially connected and networked perspectives to learning and teaching in higher education. Both learning and career development happen naturally and optimally in ecologies, informal communities and partnerships. In the digital age, they are also highly networked. This book presents ten empirical case studies of educational practice that investigate the development of learner capabilities, teaching approaches, and institutional strategies in higher education, to foster lifelong graduate employability through social connectedness. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  3. Publish or Perish

    Publish or Perish

    Imad A. Moosa
    Imad Moosa’s thought-provoking book explores the contemporary doctrine that plagues the academic sphere: the principle of publish or perish. This book identifies the pressures placed upon academics to either publish their work regularly, or suffer the consequences, including lack of promotion, or even redundancy. Learn More
    2018   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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    2018   Paperback Price: $ 29.95   Web: $ 23.96
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  4. How to be an Academic Superhero

    How to be an Academic Superhero

    Iain Hay
    In universities across the world, academics struggle to establish and sustain their careers while satisfying intensifying institutional demands. Drawing from the author’s decades of observation and experience in academia, this exceptional book responds to the challenges of fostering and sustaining a successful academic career. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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    2017   Paperback Price: $ 40.00   Web: $ 32.00
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  5. Managing Academics

    Managing Academics

    Richard Philip Winter
    Managing Academics contrasts three alternative perspectives of managing (professionalism, quality of worklife, prosocial identity) with the dominant perspective of managerialism in higher education institutions. The intention of the contrast is to: (1) challenge the notion that managing academics is a unitary, values-free process; (2) raise awareness of managing as a social process in which values and identity questions resonate as issues of importance to managers and the managed; and (3) help academic-managers influence and balance “hybrid” perspectives of managing and scholarship. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  6. Research Without Tears

    Research Without Tears

    John Creedy
    The book covers topics including: planning a first research project; writing a first research paper; writing a thesis and the relationship with a supervisor; the differences between journal and book publishing and what to expect from editors of both publishing formats. It also offers invaluable advice on structure, writing clearly and pitfalls to avoid as well as the processes involved in publishing. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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    2008   Paperback Price: $ 41.00   Web: $ 32.80
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