Embedding knowledge exchange within Irish universities - International shifts towards a hybrid academic?

O'Shea, Éidín (2014) Embedding knowledge exchange within Irish universities - International shifts towards a hybrid academic? AISHE-J: The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 6 (1). pp. 1391-13916. ISSN 2009-3160

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Abstract

The recent literature is comprehensive in outlining how higher education internationally is immersed in operational and cultural change with fiscal challenges placing immense focus on competition. This paper is primarily focused on the knowledge exchange policy/practice nexus in Ireland. The term knowledge exchange is adopted while recognizing the evident overlap with many other related concepts such as knowledge transfer, university community engagement, integrative applied research, and engaged scholarship. This paper provides an overview of recent international shifts on responding and supporting a more coordinated approach to knowledge exchange initiatives as a response for universities to provide for greater social accountability. This paper will reflect on the new demands on Irish universities and argues for the need for more attention and support to be given on the collaborative capacity of researchers and support staff in order to embed knowledge exchange fully.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright Notice: All articles published in AISHE-J are released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 licence.
Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2014 02:44
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2015 01:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: Irish higher education, national policy, knowledge exchange
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160510 Public Policy
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930502 Management of Education and Training Systems
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940204 Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24939

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