Mobilities and the ‘international academic’ in higher education
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by SRHE News Blog
1w ago
by Vera Spangler, Lene Møller Madsen, and Hanne Kirstine Adriansen December marks the month of the International SRHE Research Conference. It was an interesting week full of presentations and discussions around the theme of Mobilities in Higher Education. In the opening plenary talk, Emily Henderson invited us to reflect critically on the different ways in which mobilities of academics and students in higher education are discursively constructed. She debated how discursive constructions of mobility may influence who can access academia/higher education, who can gain recognition, and who can ..read more
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A pantomime without a happy ending
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by SRHE News Blog
2w ago
The year-long pantomime that was government in 2022 started trying to be managerial and serious, just as the true pantomime season got into full swing and TV started showing the usual repeats specials. Rather too much sherry and mince pies before the pantomime highlights compilation meant that I fell asleep during A Christmas Carol – so I’m not sure if this was just a dream (or a nightmare) … This year every university and college is putting on its own pantomime. What’s showing near you? We offer these plot summaries to help you choose what to watch. Cinderella Higher Education Cinderella has ..read more
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Fostering a sense of safety in higher education
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by SRHE News Blog
2w ago
by Lauren McAllister, Luke Ward, and Lauren Young From left to right: Lauren Young, Lauren McAllister, and Luke Ward As three lecturers who have taught on a postgraduate course for several years that covers topics around race, gender, identities, parenting, development, disabilities, mental health, wellbeing, and the associated experiences of managing these oppressive and regulatory discourses – we began to question how we can keep ourselves, and our students ‘safe’. We had reflected that we were not talking about a physical sense of safety here, but rather a felt sense of feeling understood ..read more
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Will universities fail the Turing Test?
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by SRHE News Blog
3w ago
by Phil Pilkington The recent anxiety over the development of AI programmes to generate unique text suggests that some disciplines face a crisis of passing the Turing Test. That is, that you cannot distinguish between the unique AI generated text and that produced by a human agent. Will this be the next stage in the battle of cheating by students? Will it lead to an arms race of countering the AI programmes to foil the students cheating? Perhaps it may force some to redesign the curriculum, the learning and the assessment processes. Defenders of AI programmes for text generation have produced ..read more
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Reflecting on a second virtual conference…and looking ahead
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by SRHE News Blog
3w ago
by Camille Kandiko Howson I had the honour of being asked to give some closing remarks at the Society for Research into Higher Education’s Annual Conference this year, alongside Prof Chris Millward and the SRHE team. ‘Mobilities in Higher Education’ was the theme of the Society’s second virtual conference. First some reflections. Mobilities in higher education refer to the movement of students, faculty, and staff within and across national borders for the purpose of pursuing education and research opportunities. This phenomenon has increased significantly in recent years, driven by factors suc ..read more
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What do students think about value for money?
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by SRHE News Blog
3w ago
by Kristina Gruzdeva In 2022, the cost of living crisis meant communities across the UK had to adjust their behaviours and their spending. Many needed to learn to navigate within a complex energy market. Prospective university students were in a similar position, being expected to make a cost-conscious decision about their degree education with limited understanding of their options. In research conducted for my PhD, I invited first-year students to participate in focus groups to explore their orientations to their degree. Students were recruited through online and on-campus campaigns that wer ..read more
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#AcWriMo: Getting into the writing habit
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by SRHE News Blog
1M ago
by John Parkin As I look back on Academic Writing Month, I reflect on what went well, what I could have done better and what I will try to carry on. For those who do not know, Academic Writing Month (or #AcWriMo) is held annually in November and gives academics and doctoral students the permission and focus to concentrate their efforts on academic writing in whatever form that may take. I am a Senior Lecturer Practitioner in Education and also completing my EdD part-time, so it always a challenge trying to balance teaching and research commitments. Over the summer, I had managed to find some t ..read more
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Research with international students: reflecting on an SRHE 2022 symposium
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by SRHE News Blog
1M ago
by Jenna Mittelmeier, Sylvie Lomer, and Kalyani Unkule We were pleased to lead a symposium of international authors at the 2022 SRHE conference, focusing on Research with International Students: Conceptual and Methodological Considerations. This was an early session linked for our upcoming open access book of the same name, which we aim to publish in late 2023. This book, as well as our research resource website which led to it, focuses on developing critical considerations for researchers who focus their work on international students and their experiences in higher education. Research with ..read more
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Research ethics committees should rethink risk
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by SRHE News Blog
1M ago
by Jacqueline Stevenson, Tom Power and Alison Fox There are good reasons why institutional human research ethics committees (RECs) or research ethics boards (REBs) are needed in higher education institutions – namely, to ensure research participants are treated in accordance with a set of agreed standards and principles. This includes, for example, avoiding harm, ensuring informed consent, clarifying how any data collected will be stored and used, and ensuring transparency in relation to gaining access to participants through gatekeepers. There is also an ethical imperative to ensure a certai ..read more
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Gamekeepers, poachers, policy wonks and knowledge
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by SRHE News Blog
2M ago
by Adam Matthews I was excited to attend SRHE’s event, Bridging The Gap: Improving The Relationship Between Higher Education Research And Policy on 4 November 2022. It was the first time I’d been to London since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. The event promised to bring together and bridge the gap between those making higher education policy and those researching it. The event description pitched the former, in government, thinking that academic research is too narrow, theoretical or impenetrable for their purposes focusing on critique rather than practical solutions. The latte ..read more
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