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ECPR Journals Virtual Special Issue

Timescales and Time-Policies in Higher Education

Higher Education
Panel Number
Panel Chair
Alexander Mitterle
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Panel Co-Chair
Susan Robertson
University of Cambridge
Panel Discussant
Katja Brøgger
Aarhus Universitet

26/08/2020 13:15 - 15:00
The university is one of the few global institutions that has defined and established its own timescales. It uses these timescales to induce social values and professional norms as well as to legitimize social stratification. Yet academic time does not only impact on society. While time in the academy is still different to time outside the academy, environmental pressures increasingly rationalize and re-structure the way academics use and understand time. Neo-liberal Globalization and the diffusion of management practices has reframed time as a linear measure of academic production: time is accelerated, and ordered in defined time-programs (degrees, PhDs, research projects): time in various forms has become a resource. A resource that does not only structures the present but reframes and impacts on the university’s future.

Paper List

Title Details
Disciplining and Managing Doctoral Researchers‘ Time. Performative Effects of Curricula and Their Interaction with Other Time Frames View Paper Details
Time and Stratification in Higher Education: The Making of Institutional Time as a Strategic Resource View Paper Details
Time Management in Portuguese Academia - An Increasingly Fragmented Profession? View Paper Details
Timescales, Scapes and Horizons in Motion in Futuring the Contemporary Academy View Paper Details
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