Higher Education Management and Policy

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1726-9822 (online)
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Previously published as Higher Education Management, Higher Education Management and Policy (HEMP) is published three times each year and is edited by the OECD’s Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education. It covers the field through articles and reports on such issues as quality assurance, human resources, funding, and internationalisation. It also is a source of information on activities and events organised by OECD’s IMHE Programme.

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Fear and Loathing in University Staffing

The Case of Australian Academic and General Staff You do not have access to this content

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Author(s):
Maree Conway, Ian Dobson
18 Nov 2003
Pages:
14
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No.:
27,
Volume:
15,
Issue:
3
Pages:
123–133
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/hemp-v15-art27-en

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Academic staff and the academic research, teaching and scholarship they undertake are quite properly the prime focus in universities. However, in the modern university, these functions could not be carried out without the input of general (AKA "nonacademic") staff. Staff who are not members of academe represent about 50% of all staff, and as a group are treated with antipathy by many academics. The terms "governance" and "administration" are misunderstood by many academics and used interchangeably when it suits them. This paper considers the binary divide between "academic" and "non-academic" staff, and considers the importance of terminology in ensuring that the total university can operate as efficiently as possible...

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