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

Brew, Angela, Boud, David ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6883-2722, Lucas, Lisa and Crawford, Karin (2017) Responding to university policies and initiatives: the role of reflexivity in the mid-career academic. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 39 (4). pp. 378-389. ISSN 1360-080X

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education
A. > Work and Learning Research Centre
Item ID: 25820
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management on 18/05/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1360080X.2017.1330819
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Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 15:16
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2019 19:34
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/25820

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