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Type: Conference paper
Title: Academic practice and the purpose of higher education: What is the role of professional societies such as HERDSA?
Author: Crisp, Geoffrey Thomas
Citation: Proceedings of the 33rd HERDSA Annua International Conference, 6–9 July 2010 / M. Devlin, J. Nagy and A. Lichtenberg (eds.), pp. 21-27
Issue Date: 2010
ISBN: 0908557809
ISSN: 0155-6223
Conference Name: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Conference (33rd : 2010 : Melbourne, Australia)
Department: Centre for Learning and Professional Development
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Geoffrey Crisp
Abstract: This short paper reflects on the positions presented in a selection of recent articles on the purpose of higher education and the role that universities are expected to take in the current political, social and economic climate. The relationship between academic practice, national priorities and the role of professional organisations such as HERDSA is examined in the light of the tensions generated when universities are expected to play a dual role of benefitting the individual as well as being expected to enhance the public good.
Keywords: higher education purpose; professional societies; academic practice
Rights: © 2010 HERDSA and the authors
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