Journal article

Addressing the challenge of maintaining the Australian academic workforce

S Arkoudis, E Bexley, R James

Higher Education Forum | Published : 2012

Abstract

This paper draws on recent research by the authors that sought to provide a new perspective on academic workforce issues by focusing on motivations, priorities and attitudes of academics in Australian universities (Bexley, James & Arkoudis, 2011). The research was conducted across 20 universities and a total of 5,525 responses were received from Australia’s academics. One of the main findings from the study was that the majority of academics report that the intellectual stimulation of their work, their passion for their field of study and the chance to develop new knowledge are the aspects of academic work they most prized. However, there was also widespread dissatisfaction with institutiona..

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