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The upheaval of change

Douglas McGregor, writing in the late 1950s, described two common and contrasting assumptions which managers make. One of these, which he called Theory X, held that people are inherently lazy and unmotivated. 775 more words

Catholic Herald Columns

“Fulfilling Our Potential”: what policymakers’ rhetoric reveals about the future of Higher Education

Note: this piece was originally published on LSE’s British Politics and Policy blog (September 29th 2015)

Speaking earlier this month at the Universities UK Annual Conference, the Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson, offered few new pointers about the upcoming Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) but may have revealed more – not necessarily intentionally – about the government’s broader view of the Higher Education sector. 760 more words

HE Marketisation

Innovation V Traditional Library

Just finished another interview..

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B-7 School Resource Centre is a traditional library environment. What is our vision for an innovative learning environment and what would learning look like in that environment? 106 more words


How the Whisper Workshop works

Recently, we ran the first Whisper Workshop. It came about like this: one of our colleagues couldn’t find a conference that was quite right for her needs. 1,060 more words


Collegiality vs. Managerialism in European Higher Education institutions

According to Taylor&Francis policies (here) I am not allowed for a span of 18 months to publish my accepted papers as pdf files in scientific social network such as academia.edu or researchgate. 60 more words

Building bridges among lab groups

Some of the comments on lab group separation, mostly on Twitter or Facebook, not here, hoped for an explanation of the reasons for separation, or thoughts on the fixes for this. 320 more words

Managing An Academic Career

Not-so-strange Encounters: Interact with SAA Leadership in Cleveland!

One of the concerns I’ve heard periodically over the past year of my presidency is that members feel disconnected from our organizational leadership. We’ve tried in a range of ways to address that from this blog, to presence on twitter and Facebook, and encouraging contact on specific issues. 544 more words