Third-space research: Influencing higher education policy?

Veles, Natalia, and Graham, Carroll (2023) Third-space research: Influencing higher education policy? In: [Presented at the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Conference]. 113. From: Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) International Conference 2023, 6-8 December 2023, Birmingham, UK.

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The first two decades of this century have witnessed unprecedented global societal changes. Likewise, the higher education sector has undergone colossal changes, socially, technologically, economically, environmentally and politically. Concurrently, Whitchurch observed that a third space has developed where staff and activities occupy a boundary zone between the traditional binary divide of academic and professional services. A recent systematic literature review (SLR) revealed that the third space has increased over this time; however, the industrial relations structures that govern official staff structures and institutional reporting to governments (conspicuously in Australia) remain based on a binary divide that has outlived its usefulness. This paper analyses potential changes in work practices and interactions in the context of this SLR and the current Australian Universities Accord (a comprehensive review of Australia’s higher education system). Similarities with and implications for other higher education contexts are explored.

Item ID: 81541
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2024 23:51
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education @ 50%
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390403 Educational administration, management and leadership @ 50%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160204 Management, resources and leadership @ 100%
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