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Responding to university policies and initiatives: the role of reflexivity in the mid-career academic

journal contribution
posted on 01.01.2017, 00:00 authored by A Brew, David BoudDavid Boud, L Lucas, K Crawford
How do academics make sense of university policies and strategic initiatives and act on them? Interviews were conducted with 27 mid-career academics in different disciplines, different research-intensive university environments and two countries (England and Australia). Data were analysed iteratively utilising a critical realist perspective, specifically, Archer’s modes of reflexivity. The paper argues that individuals’ responses to university policies and initiatives, to changes in policy and policy conflicts, can at least partially be understood through interrogating the modes of reflexivity they employ.

History

Journal

Journal of higher education policy and management

Volume

39

Issue

4

Pagination

378 - 389

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

1360-080X

eISSN

1469-9508

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2017, Association for Tertiary Education Management and the LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management