Changing Academic Profession (CAP) - an International Research Project: The Situation in Germany (completed 2013)

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Period

  • 2005 - 2013


In this period of rapid change stimulated by globalization and national policies promoting the knowledge economy, it is essential to understand the orientations and actions of knowledge workers, and especially those of the academic profession who occupy such a central position in the knowledge production process. What are the academic profession’s views towards the increasing relevance, internationalization, and managerial adaptations of their workplace, and how are these views changing? The CAP project is especially well positioned to answer these questions.

Already in 1991/1992, INCHER-Kassel was involved in the first international comparative study initiated by the Carnegie Foundation (USA) on the academic profession with a German sub-study. The present international project "The Changing Academic Profession," started in 2005 as a successor study of the international comparative higher academic profession survey, again with INCHER-Kassel investigating the German situation. In Germany, as part of the research project, a representative sample of 4,000 members of the academic profession was studied with a self-administered standardized questionnaire. Parts of the already 1991/1992 range of issues were included in the questionnaire again to allow comparison, in order to detect processes of change present in the higher education system and in the academic profession. The study was funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).

Results on the situation of the German academic profession in an international comparison have been published in: Jacob, Anna-Katharina and Teichler, Ulrich: Der Wandel des Hochschullehrerberufs im internationalen Vergleich

From the project a variety of publications emerged, find here a list of publications.

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Project Output

Arimoto, Akira; Cummings, William K.; Shin, Jung Cheol; Huang, Futao (Hg.) (2015): The Changing Academic Profession in Japan. Aufl. 2015. Cham: Springer International Publishing (The Changing Academy - The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective, 11).

Bentley, Peter James; Coates, Hamish; Dobson, Ian R.; Goedegebuure, Leo; Meek, Lynn V. (Hg.) (2012): Job Satisfaction around the Academic World. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer (The Changing Academy - The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective, 7).

Höhle, Ester Ava; Jacob, Anna Katharina; Teichler, Ulrich (2012): Das Paradies nebenan? Zur Situation von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern an außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen und Universitäten in Deutschland. In: Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung (3). Online available at www.ihf.bayern.de.

Höhle, Ester Ava; Teichler, Ulrich (2012): Determinants of Academic Job Satisfaction in Germany. In: Peter James Bentley, Hamish Coates, Ian R. Dobson, Leo Goedegebuure und Lynn V. Meek (Hg.): Job Satisfaction around the Academic World. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer (The Changing Academy - The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective, 7), S. 125–144.

Höhle, Ester Ava; Teichler, Ulrich (2011): Is There an Asian Academic Profession? Common and Diverse Features in Comparative Perspective. In: Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University (RIHE) (Hg.): The Changing Academic Profession in Asia: Contexts, Realities and Trends. Higashi-Hiroshima. Hiroshima: RIHE (RIHE International Seminar Reports, 17), S. 79–96. Online available at en.rihe.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/pl_default_2.php.

Höhle, Ester Ava; Teichler, Ulrich (2013): The Academic Profession in the Light of Comparative Surveys. In: Barbara M. Kehm und Ulrich Teichler (Hg.): The Academic Profession in Europe: New Tasks and New Challenges. Dordrecht: Springer (The Changing Academy - The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective, 5), S. 23–38.

Huang, Futao; Finkelstein, Martin J.; Rostan, Michele (Hg.) (2014): The Internationalization of the Academy. Changes, Realities and Prospects. The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective. Dordrecht: Springer (The Changing Academy - The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective, 10).

Jacob, Anna Katharina; Teichler, Ulrich (2011): Der Wandel des Hochschullehrerberufs im internationalen Vergleich. Ergebnisse einer Befragung in den Jahren 2007/08. Berlin, Bonn: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung.

Jacob, Anna Katharina; Teichler, Ulrich (2009): The Changing Employment and Work Situation of the Academic Profession in Germany. In: Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University (RIHE) (Hg.): The Changing Academic Profession over 1992-2007: International, Comparative, and Quantitative Perspectives. Higashi-Hiroshima: Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, S. 253–269.

Kehm, Barbara M.; Teichler, Ulrich (Hg.) (2013): The Academic Profession in Europe: New Tasks and New Challenges. Dordrecht: Springer (The Changing Academy - The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective, 5). Online available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4614-5.

Locke, William; Cummings, William K.; Fisher, Donald (Hg.) (2011): Changing Governance and Management in Higher Education. The Perspectives of the Academy. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer (The Changing Academy - The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective, 2).

Shin, Jung Cheol; Kehm, Barbara M. (Hg.) (2012): Institutionalization of World-Class University in Global Competition. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer Verlag (The Changing Academy - The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective, 6).

Shin, Jung Cheol; Toutkoushian, Robert Kevin; Teichler, Ulrich (Hg.) (2011): University Rankings. Theoretical Basis, Methodology and Impacts on Global Higher Education. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands (The Changing Academy - The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective, 3).

Teichler, Ulrich (2007): Germany and Beyond. New Dynamics for the Academic Profession. In: William Locke und Ulrich Teichler (Hg.): The Changing Conditions for Academic Work and Careers in Selected Countries. Kassel: International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel (Werkstattberichte, 66), S. 15–38.

Teichler, Ulrich (2011): Germany: How Changing Governance and Management Affects the Views and Work of the Academic Profession. In: William Locke, William K. Cummings und Donald Fisher (Hg.): Changing Governance and Management in Higher Education. The Perspectives of the Academy. Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer (The Changing Academy - The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective, 2), S. 223–242.

Teichler, Ulrich (2006): Per aspera ad astra? The Formative Years of Scholars. The Formative Years of Scholars. In: Ulrich Teichler (Hg.): The Formative Years of Scholars. London: Portland Press (Wenner-Gren International Series, 83), S. 1–7.

Teichler, Ulrich (2006): Principles of Comparative Higher Education Research. In: Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University (RIHE) (Hg.): Reports of Changing Academic Profession Project Workshop on Quality, Relevance, and Governance in the Changing Academia: International Perspectives. (COE Publication Series, 20), S. 267–277.

Teichler, Ulrich (2010): Teaching and Research in Germany: Narrowing the Gaps between Institutional Types and Staff Categories? In: Research Institute for Higher Education (Hg.): The Changing Academic Profession in International and Quantitative Perspectives: A Focus on Teaching and Research Activities. Hiroshima: Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University (RIHE International Research Reports, 15), S. 41–60.

Teichler, Ulrich (2010): The Diversifying Academic Profession? In: European Review 18 (Supplement 1), S. 157–179.

Teichler, Ulrich; Arimoto, Akira; Cummings, William K. (2013): The Changing Academic Profession. Major Findings of a Comparative Survey. Dordrecht: Springer (The Changing Academy - The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective, 1).

Teichler, Ulrich; Bracht, Oliver (2006): The Academic Profession in Germany. In: Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University (RIHE) (Hg.): Reports of Changing Academic Profession Project Workshop on Quality, Relevance, and Governance in the Changing Academia: International Perspectives. (COE Publication Series, 20), S. 129–150.

Teichler, Ulrich; Cummings, William K. (Hg.) (2015): Forming, Recruiting and Managing the Academic Profession. Dordrecht: Springer (The Changing Academy - The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective, 14).

Teichler, Ulrich; Höhle, Ester Ava (Hg.) (2013): The Work Situation of the Academic Profession in Europe: Findings of a Survey in Twelve Countries. Dordrecht: Springer (The Changing Academy - The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective, 8). Online available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5977-0.