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Higher education strategy-making: external and internal perspectives

Part of an international higher education management webinar series hosted by the University of the West Indies in collaboration with the University of Bath.

  • 2 Dec 2020, 2.00pm to 2 Dec 2020, 3.00pm GMT
  • This is an online event.
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These webinars are for anyone working in higher education management

In this webinar series, hosted by Dr Luz Longsworth, The University of the West Indies and Dr Dan Davies, University of Bath, leading academics from the International Centre for Higher Education Management will be exploring key issues in higher education management.

The events are open to all and will be of particular relevance to those working in higher education management.

The one-hour webinars will take place on Zoom. Speakers will give a 30-45 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of moderated Q&A. Questions will be selected by the moderator from those submitted via Zoom chat.

Upcoming webinars

Internationalisation, Globalisation and the Rise of the Emerging Global Model of the Research University

  • Wednesday 18 November 2pm GMT / 9am JA time / 10am EC time
  • Dr Ludovic Highman, University of Bath, International Centre for Higher Education Management

Globalisation has enabled the spread of neo-liberal policies, including the narrative for greater marketisation of higher education and increased competition between higher education institutions, who strive for the same resources. Global university rankings are both a cause and a symptom of such a narrative. Universities have acquired an unprecedented centrality in the knowledge-based world of the 21st century, and as such are under increased (and sometimes overwhelming) public scrutiny, leading to an academic arms race fought at both national and institutional levels, to create so called ‘world class universities’, with policy implications for governments, higher education systems and institutions themselves.

Enhancing Teaching in Higher Education: the Role of Cultural Capital

  • Wednesday 2 December 2pm GMT / 9am JA time/ 10am EC time
  • Prof Rajani Naidoo, University of Bath, International Centre for Higher Education Management

Pierre Bourdieu, a French sociologist, developed the idea of cultural capital to explain why universities proclaim equal opportunities for all and yet poor and disadvantaged students continue to be unsuccessful. His research indicated that the culture that is implicitly valued in higher education is very close to the most powerful groups in society. Students from such groups therefore enter higher education with a significant advantage; while for academically talented students from disadvantaged groups, universities remain alien places that are difficult to negotiate. This presentation focusses on the importance of understanding how cultural capital works in our universities; and how we as lecturers and managers can use such insights to enhance learning and teaching in higher education and the student experience.

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Speakers

International higher education experts from the University of Bath


Programmes in Higher Education Management

Higher education management (HEM) is a specialist area. The University of Bath has a leading reputation in this field. Since 1994, our International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM) has been at the forefront of HEM.

But we don’t just focus on promoting our research and helping to change policy. Through our programmes in Higher Education Management, we are helping to produce higher education leaders. Leaders who will support one another, share best practice and push for change across the sector.

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Dr Dan Davies, Director of Higher Education Management Programmes