Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education
Author: Andrew McGettigan
Publisher: Pluto Press
In 2010 the UK government proposed huge cuts and market-driven reforms for Universities. The proposals provoked widespread opposition in the form of street protests, occupations, and online campaigns. As the dust settles, Andrew McGettigan surveys the emerging brave new world of Higher Education. Displaying a stunning grasp of the policy details, he looks at the long term impact of the changes, which have been obscured by the focus on tuition fee increases. What will be the role of universities within society? How will they be funded? What kind of experiences will they offer students? Written in a clear and engaging style,The Great University Gamble outlines the architecture of the new policy regime, which many find difficult to grasp. It is an urgent warning that our Universities are being transformed from institutions of real learning to profit-driven degree factories.
Author: N. Gildea,H. Goodwyn,M. Kitching,H. Tyson
An accessible and wide-ranging consideration of concerns facing English Studies in its surrounding context of the university and society. The contributors to this volume seek to trace, in the face of current challenges, historical and contemporary debates surrounding English Studies.
Enhancing academic practice
Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall
This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.
Social and Cultural Perspectives on the Regional Role of Universities
Author: John Brennan,Allan Cochrane,Yann Lebeau,Ruth Williams
This book sets out to understand the significance of geographical context – place – for universities in the globalised setting of the twenty-first century. It examines their social impact on the regions in which they are situated, both from the perspectives of the universities themselves and from the perspectives of a range of different local and regional interest groups. It draws on a national study in the UK which has examined the role played by universities in four contrasting regional contexts. This UK study will be set within the larger theoretical and international literature on the role played by universities in processes of social change and transformation. An important theme of the book is the effects of university activities on various socially disadvantaged groups and consideration is given to whether there are ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ arising from the activities and interventions of universities. The book distinguishes between ‘discourses’, ‘activities’ and their ‘impacts’ in considering the role of universities and emphasises the importance of history and context as important mediators of national and institutional policies. It examines some of the key partnerships which universities enter into within their regions and considers some of the factors which determine the nature of these partnerships. Implications are drawn out for university leaderships and for regional and national policy bodies. The book provides empirical evidence in a field marked by a considerable amount of rhetoric from interested parties. One of the book’s conclusions is that there is considerable diversity among higher education institutions in how they perform a regional role, but it is a significant question for each of them. Institutional variation and regional setting come together to shape what is achievable.
Education in Britain after the Coalition
Author: M. Finn
Michael Gove was, unquestionably, a pivotal figure in British educational reform during his time as the coalition's Secretary of State for Education. This team of experts, drawn from academia, think-tanks and trade unions, offer an unrivalled early assessment of the impact of Gove, and his reforms, on the British educational landscape.
Contours of space and place in higher education
Author: Paul Temple
The great universities of the world are to a large extent defined in the public imagination by their physical form: when people think of a university, they usually think of a distinctive place, rather than about say the teaching or the research that might go on there. This is understandable, both because universities usually stay rooted to the same spot over the centuries; and because their physical forms may send powerful messages about the kind of places they are. The physical form of the university, and how the spaces within it become transformed by their users into places which hold meanings for them, has become of increased interest recently from both academic and institutional management perspectives, when trying to understand more about how universities work, and how they may be made more effective. Yet, despite its seemingly obvious importance, the available literature on space and place in higher education internationally is scant when compared to that dealing with, say, teaching and learning methods, or with evaluating quality, or many other topics. This book brings together a range of academic and professional perspectives on university spaces and places, and show how technical matters of building design, maintenance and use interact with academic considerations on the goals of the university. Space issues are located at an intellectual crossroads, where widely differing conceptual and professional perspectives meet, and need to be integrated and this important book brings together perspectives from around the world to show design and use issues are changing Higher Education.. Globally, higher education is being required to do more things – to teach more students, to be better at research, to engage more with business and communities; and many other things. These pressures are leading universities to reconsider their management processes, as well as their academic structures: an often-quoted saying is that "we make our buildings, and afterwards they make us". At a time when universities and colleges are seeking competitive advantages, ideas and analysis about space design and use is much needed and will be well-received.
Strategies, Spaces, Technologies
Author: Jos Boys
Building Better Universities provides a wide-ranging summary and critical review of the increasing number of groundbreaking initiatives undertaken by universities and colleges around the world. It suggests that we have reached a key moment for the higher education sector in which the services, location, scale, ownership, and distinctiveness of education are being altered dramatically, whether universities and colleges want it or not. These shifts are affecting traditional assumptions about both the future ‘shape’ of higher education institutions, and the roles of—and relationships between—learners, teachers, researchers, managers, businesses, communities and other stakeholders. Building Better Universities aims to bridge the gap between educational ideas about what the university is, or should be ‘for’, and its day-to-day practices and organisation. It roams across strategic, operational, and institutional issues; space planning and building design; and technological change, in order to bring together issues that are often dealt with separately. By analysing the many challenges faced by higher education in the contemporary period, and exploring the various ways universities and colleges are responding, this powerful book aims to support a ‘step-change’ in debates over the future of higher education, and to enable senior managers and faculty to develop more strategic and creative ways of enabling effective twenty-first-century learning in their own institutions.
Author: Jo Guldi,David Armitage
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A call to arms to historians and everyone interested in history in contemporary society. This title is also available as open access.
The British Public as Trust, Reflexivity and Political Foreclosure
Author: C. Westall,M. Gardiner
Category: Social Science
In Britain, the resistance to popular determination allowed by the financial construct of the public has been so successful that this term, public, must be re-read as politically paralyzing. The problem, our problem, is the public - which we are so often told will bring us together and provide for us - and it is this we must move beyond.
Author: Thomas Wozniak,Jürgen Nemitz,Uwe Rohwedder
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Historical scholarship and the digital humanities are still struggling to come to terms with the rise of Wikipedia, which has grown prodigiously in the last decade. Because of its enormous range, Wikipedia has made a significant impact on popular historical understanding. The contributors analyze Wikipedia as an external challenge to scholarship and sound out potential opportunities for collaboration with Wikipedia in research and teaching.
Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge
Author: Norman Don
Category: Business & Economics
Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“
Author: Colin Crouch
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
Category: Political Science
"Postdemokratie": Dieser Begriff des Politikwissenschaftlers Colin Crouch wurde nach dem Erscheinen der Originalausgabe seines Buches zum Kristallisationspunkt der Debatte um Politikverdrossenheit, Sozialabbau und Privatisierung. Crouch hat dabei ein politisches System im Auge, dessen demokratische Institutionen zwar weiterhin formal existieren, das von Bürgern und Politikern aber nicht länger mit Leben gefüllt wird. Der polemische Essay, der in Italien und Großbritannien bereits als Klassiker der Gegenwartsdiagnose gilt, liegt nun endlich auch in deutscher Übersetzung vor.
Publisher: COMER Publications
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Publisher: COMER Publications
Author: Eugene F. Brigham,Joel F. Houston
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Business & Economics
With the same contemporary approach and dynamic examples that made previous editions so popular, this fully revised thirteenth edition of FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT continues to provide students with a focused understanding of today's corporate finance and financial management. This market-leading text offers a unique balance of clear concepts, contemporary theory, and practical applications in order to help students understand the concepts and reasons behind corporate budgeting, financing, working capital decision making, forecasting, valuation, and Time Value of Money (TVM). The thirteenth edition has been updated to include discussions of several major events such as the BP oil spill, the European debt crisis, and the ongoing weakness in the economy and financial markets. Numerous practical examples, Quick Questions, proven end-of-chapter applications, Integrated Cases, and real-world examples demonstrate theory in action. A comprehensive support package --prepared by the text authors -- connects closely with the book to reduce preparation time and reinforce students understanding. You can also engage your students with a variety of tools including Thomson One Business School Edition, the same financial online database professionals use every day; updated Excel spreadsheets models; today's leading online homework solution, Aplia for Finance; and CengageNOW course management system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Author: Oliver Gassmann,Karolin Frankenberger,Michaela Csik
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
Category: Business & Economics
Für Unternehmen existenziell: Immer am Ball bleiben und das eigene Geschäft proaktiv an Veränderungen anpassen. Dieses Buch zeigt, wie es geht! - Geniale Methode, um das eigene Geschäftsmodell weiterzuentwickeln oder neue zu entwickeln - Unverzichtbares Werk für alle, die über das Geschäftsmodell Wettbewerbsvorteile erzielen wollen und auf der Suche nach einem „Feuerwerk der Ideen“ sind - Begleitmaterial zum Download - Mit E-Book inside Oliver Gassmann, Karolin Frankenberger und Michaela Csik sind herausragende Experten der Innovation. Mit diesem Werk ist ihnen ein international viel beachteter Meilenstein zur Entwicklung von Geschäftsmodellen gelungen. "Der St.Galler Business Model Navigator ermöglicht, aus der eigenen Branchenlogik auszubrechen, und macht damit den Weg frei für ein Feuerwerk neuer Ideen." Wolfgang Rieder, Managing Partner, Head of Advisory Switzerland, PricewaterhouseCoopers "Mit dem Business Model Navigator sind wir in der Lage, das Geschäftsmodell als Ganzes zu begreifen und am kompletten System zu arbeiten. Die St.Galler Methodik bringt nicht nur Ergebnisse, sondern erweitert auch den Mindset." Daniel Sennheiser, President Strategy and Finance, Sennheiser „The St. Gallen Business Model Navigator offers a great opportunity to challenge our habitual thinking concerning business models and revenue generation.” Dr. Ian Roberts, CTO, Bühler "An aspiring field such as New Space really benefits from the St.Gallen Business Model Navigator because the market will be defined by a variety of innovative business models – going through all the possibilities is a real competitive advantage!" Dr. Henning Roedel, NASA Ames Research Center