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Title: ‘If there is a job description I don’t think I’ve read one’: a case study of programme leadership in a UK pre-1992 university
Authors: Mitchell, Rafael
First Published: 20-May-2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Rafael Mitchell (2014): ‘If there is a job description I don’t think I’ve read one’: a case study of programme leadership in a UK pre-1992 university, Journal of Further and Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2014.895302
Abstract: This paper reports on an exploratory study of the role of programme leaders (PLs) in a pre-1992 university, based on interviews with PLs (7) and a survey of taught Masters students (54) in a single school. The study elicits PLs’ activities, most of which might be categorised as managerial and administrative, with leadership required intermittently; the preeminent role involves managing programme quality. The study finds that institutional guidelines overlook important aspects of PLs’ work (such as organising enrichment activities and student advocacy) which affect the quality of provision, and the findings challenge the notion that PLs are engaged in a ‘disesteemed’ service.
DOI Link: 10.1080/0309877X.2014.895302
ISSN: 0309-877X
eISSN: 1469-9486
Links: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/ref/10.1080/0309877X.2014.895302
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/31375
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Journal of Further and Higher Education, available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/ref/10.1080/0309877X.2014.895302
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