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Edith Cowan University

2013

Higher Education and Teaching

ECU Publications 2013

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Leading At The Coal-Face: The World As Experienced By Subject Coordinators In Australian Higher Education, Dale Holt, Judy Nagy, Lynne Cohen, Glenda H. Campbell-Evans, Paul Chang, Ian Macdonald, Jacquie Mcdonald Jan 2013

Leading At The Coal-Face: The World As Experienced By Subject Coordinators In Australian Higher Education, Dale Holt, Judy Nagy, Lynne Cohen, Glenda H. Campbell-Evans, Paul Chang, Ian Macdonald, Jacquie Mcdonald

ECU Publications 2013

This article is based on nationally funded research into the role, capabilities, challenges and professional development needs of subject coordinators in Australian higher education. The second of three data collection phases involved a multi-institutional survey of staff in the role of subject coordinator with the aim of understanding the role through the experiences of those who undertake it. In particular the conceptualization of this lowest level in academe as one of ‘leadership’, and as being the first rung on the academic leadership ladder, formed the underpinning logic for data collection. Results allow for a contemporary picture of leadership responsibilities to ...