|Title of host publication||The student experience in art and design higher education; drivers for change|
|Place of Publication||Cambridge, UK|
|Publisher||Jill Rogers Associates Ltd|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
Bibliographical noteThis paper was given at The GLAD (Group for learning in Art & Design) 2007 conference which was a unique 5-day event that used open space technology to bring together a group of 50 key professionals to discuss the student experience in art and design and is now published in a book. Author's note: Significance - this article examines and provides evidence of experience and perceptions of the nature of the challenges and demands faced by those in roles from entry to HE through to senior leadership positions.
The research is based on the findings from 12 case studies which involved face to face interviews, and included the full range of roles from lecturer to vice chancellor.
The article is organised around an exploration of context, followed by three sections aligned to the life cycle of a typical leadership and management career; early years, mid life and senior professional. The concluding section features key considerations and recommendations.
Rigour- peer reviewed for inclusion in The student experience of art and design higher education : drivers for change, edited by Linda Drew and published for the Group for Learning in Art & Design, by Jill Rogers Associates, Cambridge.
Originality - this the only piece of research undertaken by senior art and design academics into the nature of the experience of leading and managing the subject, and is based on in depth case studies of people in the sector.