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Performing Research at University Centers for Academic Development - An Explorative Case Study in Sweden
2017 (English)In: International journal for academic development, ISSN 1360-144X, E-ISSN 1470-1324, Vol. 22, no 3, p. 199-210Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The aim is to explore the absence or presence of, and motives for, research at centers for academic development and to problematize the research situation among academic developers. Boyer's and Healey's theories are used as lenses for the analysis based on the questionnaires that were used for data collection. The conclusion is that research is a challenged and sensitive field at university centers for academic development, teaching positions and research funds are needed. Research is usually not included in the mission for centers; staff does not normally hold research positions. Unclear research directions and opposing interests, weaken the centers’ possibility to hire qualified staff and deliver high-quality teaching.

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Routledge, 2017. Vol. 22, no 3, p. 199-210
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academic devlopers, centers for academic development, educational development, higher education research, teaching versus research
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-2959DOI: 10.1080/1360144X.2017.1333003ISI: 000409884900003Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85020219518Local ID: 23687OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-2959DiVA, id: diva2:1399759
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-04-10Bibliographically approved

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