Third Space: How can faculty development contribute to and further the role of Third Space in university change management?
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Due to quality management systems, accreditation demands and the effects of New Public Management, the clear division of responsibilities between academics and administration staff has softened and a new professional group has arisen (Fernandez and Marquez, 2017). This group is now known as the „Third Space“ (Whitchurch 2006, 2008). We are convinced that people in the Third Space play a pivotal role, not only to the on-going management of the university, but as change agents in the continuing development of how universities are organized and run (Rege Colet, 2010, Taylor & Rege Colet, 2010). Despite this active and important role in organizational processes, there is a dearth of suitable professional training or structured professional development for those who work in the Third Space.