After a couple of year’s break, ECHER has again listed relevant events for higher education researchers. Compared to the previous editions that consisted mainly of offline events, this latest edition includes offline, online, and hybrid events.
What? Why? How? A list of potential PhD defense questions
In August 2020, I defended my PhD successfully. In the preceding months, I had generated a list of potential defense questions by using various different sources (websites, other defenses I watched, and my supervisors). The list ended up helping me a lot. Today I shared this list with a colleague who is soon defending, and I thought: Why not share it publicly?
Why a historical perspective is relevant to higher education researchers
university, or of New Public Management (NPM). Yet, there is little exchange of ideas and knowledge between historians and social scientists who do research on higher education. We believe that this should change.
“I had the right skills at the right time”: Interview with Joseph Crawford (Joey), Editor-in-Chief of “Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice”
This time in the “Meet the Editors” interview series we meet with Dr Joey Crawford, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice (JUTLP).
“Which language shall I learn this year?” On language struggles of mobile early-career academics
I never studied French at school. Some years later, in 2015, I came to regret this decision when I suddenly got a chance to move to France. The original stay was supposed to be 15 months. And then two years. Today, I find myself having lived on French soil for over seven years, barely being able to discuss anything in French beyond basic small talk and getting some official business done.
“Put in the time and effort to write rigorous, well-thought-out reviews”: Interview with Greg William Misiaszek, Executive Editor of “Teaching in Higher Education”
This time in the “Meet the Editors” interview series, we talk to Greg William Misiaszek, an executive editor of Teaching in Higher Education.
“We as editors are really just caretakers”: Interview with Peter Bentley, Editor of “Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management”
This time in the “Meet the Editors” interview series, we talk to Peter Bentley, the Editor of the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, a journal associated with LH Martin Institute and the Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM). The journal aims to bridge the worlds of higher education researchers and policy makers, senior managers and administrative staff in universities.
Doing doctoral studies: selected literature
We all probably know the feeling of downloading interesting-sounding articles onto our computers, thinking we’ll read them “at some point”. And then we’ll never look at them again. However, sometimes those papers come to form the core background literature for our doctoral (or later) research. But once the thesis is done, what do you do with all those neatly sorted and zotero’ed papers?
Theorizing in social sciences: resources
A bibliography of works on the subject of theorizing in social sciences.
Academic writing: resources
On this page we provide a list of resources of potential use for improving your writing and research skills.