Voices of power - Institutional investigations for change

Session Time and Location

Wed, 6 Jun 2018
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Room: Room:
Dunwoody B
Session Track
Session Format


The purpose of this session is to discuss research strategies in a study of HE institutional investigations aiming at changes in academic development units. The study is still in an initial phase mainly with a research idea and number of documented HE institutional investigations. During the session, I would like to discuss possible research questions, methods and validation strategies. As a start, I will present the material for the study and my initial ideas.  


  • Session References +

    Gosling, D. (2009) Educational development in the UK: A complex and contradictory reality. International Journal of Academic Development, 14, 5-18.

    Havnes, A. & Stensaker, B (2006) Educational development centres: from educational to organisational development? Quality Assurance in Education, 14, 7-20
    Kolmos, A., Rump, C., Ingemarsson, I., Laloux, A. & Vinther, O. (2001) Organization of staff development – Strategies and experiences. European Journal of Engineering Education, 26, 329-342.
    Stensaker, B., van den Vaart, R., Dyrdal Solbrekke, T. & Wittek, L. (2017) In Stensaker, B., Bilbow, G., Breslow, L. & van der Vaart, R. (eds) Strengthening teaching and learning in research universities. Strategies and initiatives for institutional change. London: Palgrave Macmillan, p 19-41.
    Sugrue, C., Englund, T., Dyrdal Solbrekke, T. & Fossland, T. (2017) Trends in the practices of academic developers: trajectories of higher education? Studies in Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2017.1326026