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The Resource Artists in the University : Positioning Artistic Research in Higher Education

Artists in the University : Positioning Artistic Research in Higher Education

Artists in the University : Positioning Artistic Research in Higher Education
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  • Foreword -- Reasoning Through Art -- Contents -- Acronyms and Terms Used in This Book -- 1 Artists in the University: An Introduction -- Abstract -- Why Artistic Research? -- Why Australia? -- Why Now? -- The Study Behind This Book -- Methods and Approach -- Personal Perspectives -- Cases, Interviewees and Participants -- Heads of Schools -- Artistic Researchers in Three Case Study Universities -- Deputy and Pro Vice Chancellors for Research -- Expert Commentators -- Limitations -- Structure of This Book -- Additional Publications -- Significance and Uses of This Book -- References -- 2 Worlds Colliding-The Ongoing Influence of Amalgamation -- Abstract -- Tertiary Arts Education in Australia-Early Days -- The Dawkins Reforms -- Cultural Transition -- Research Takes Centre Stage -- Artists' Experiences of the Amalgamation Process -- The Impact of Amalgamation -- Restructures -- Disciplinary Evolution -- Credentialisation -- Relocation -- Sydney College of the Arts 2017: A Consideration of Contemporary Change -- A Successful Relocation? -- References -- 3 The University as a Site for Artistic Practice -- Abstract -- Artistic Researchers in Situ -- Positioning Within the University Organisational Structure -- Group Size and Composition -- Teaching, Research and Workload Balance -- A Home for Artistic Practice -- Priming the Next Generation -- A Community of Creative Practice -- Infrastructure and Resources -- Support for Artistic Discovery -- Financial Stability Versus Practice Time -- An Influential Locus for Artistic Production -- References -- 4 Is Artistic Practice Research? -- Abstract -- Perspectives on the Relationship Between Artistic Practice and Research -- Artistic Practice Is not Research -- Artistic Practice Is Research -- Artistic Practice Is Research but Differs in Method and Publication
  • How Artistic Researchers See the Relationship Between Artistic Practice and Research -- How Universities See the Relationship Between Artistic Practice and Research -- Confronting Decision-Making Within the University -- The Accessibility of Art -- Disruptions to Research Management Norms and Expectations -- The Centrality of Written Text -- A Way Forward? -- References -- 5 Artistic Research Within National Research Policy -- Abstract -- Coming to Terms with the Dawkins Reforms: Government Research Direction 1988-98 -- The Strand Report 1998 -- Steering Research Towards the Sciences: Government Research Direction 1998-2007 -- Direct Government Support for Research -- Government Institutional Research Block Funding -- The Research Quality Framework (RQF) -- Evaluating for World Class Performance: Government Research Direction 2008-2013 -- Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) -- Deficiencies in ERA -- Additional Evidence Required -- The Portfolio -- Limited Recognition of the Australia Council and Lack of a Learned Academy -- Evaluation of Artistic Research by Non-arts Practitioners -- Lack of Influence on University Research Funding Allocation -- Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) -- Artistic Research in Limbo: Government Research Direction from 2014 -- One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: The Strand Report Revisited -- References -- 6 Artistic Research and University Research Management Practices -- Abstract -- Influences on Institutional Research Policy -- Common Practices Within the Research Management Framework -- One-Size-Fits-All Rules and Regulations -- Intellectual Property -- Ethics -- Health and Safety -- Benchmarking -- Strategic Concentration of Research -- Performance-Based Decision-Making -- Faculty and School Performance Evaluation -- Individual Researcher Performance Evaluation -- Human Resource Management
  • Research Incentives -- Research Training and Support -- Upgrading Staff Qualifications -- Continuing the 'Double Disadvantage' -- References -- 7 Institutional Research Management from the Inside -- Abstract -- Bosses in Offices: Attitudes of University Leadership and Research Management Personnel -- People in Meetings: Attitudes of Non-arts Academic Colleagues -- Dollars in Projects and Goals in Plans -- Recognition of Artistic Research Outputs: The Points System -- Research Student Supervision -- Research Income -- Moving Goalposts -- A University Management Perspective -- Institutional Diversity: Commercial Activity and Artistic Research -- The Influence of Institutional Responses on Academic Perceptions and Institutional Loyalty -- References -- 8 Artistic Evolution or Goal Displacement?: The Influence of Academia upon Artistic Approach, Identity and Artwork -- Abstract -- Transforming Disciplines -- An Evolution of Artistic Practice and Research -- Goal Displacement: Subsuming Artistic Interests Within Traditional Research Expectations -- Agency and Identity -- Attitude and Approach to Practice -- Nature and Quality of Art Work -- Choices and Strategies -- Exiting, Partially Exiting or Disengaging -- Giving into Academia -- Making Practice Fit -- New Generation Artistic Researchers -- Shaping Artistic Researchers' Attitudes, Identities and Work -- References -- 9 Improving Institutional Responses to Artistic Research -- Abstract -- Progress Since the Dawkins Reforms -- System Reform: What Artistic Researchers Want from Their Universities -- More Engaged University Leadership -- Management System Improvements -- More Collaboration Across the University -- Support for National Recognition and Acceptance of Artistic Research -- Implementing Change: How Realistic Are Artistic Researchers Aspirations? -- University Leadership Engagement
  • Improved Management -- Collaboration and New Sector-Wide Collaborative Structures -- Support for National Recognition of Artistic Research -- Attitude and Culture Change Within the Art School -- Sustainability for Artistic Research and Practice -- Creative Arts as a University Priority? -- References -- 10 Beyond Equivalency: Repositioning Artistic Research Within Higher Education -- Abstract -- Three Decades of Dislocation -- Government Positioning of Artistic Research -- Institutional Positioning of Artistic Research -- Artistic Researchers, Their Schools and Practitioner Communities -- Improving the Position of Artistic Research in Australian Higher Education -- Institutional Improvements -- Reconsideration of One-Size-Fits-All Policies -- Rethinking 'Research Income' as 'Cost-Effective' -- Shared Good Practice Models -- Recognition of Essential Technical and Professional Practice Skills -- Shared Multipartner Settings and Engagement -- Government System Reform -- A Greater Awareness of the Contribution of Artistic Research to Innovation -- Equally Reflecting Artistic Research in Government Funding Schemes -- A Learned Academy for Creative Arts -- The Need for More Evidence but Fewer Metrics -- An Opportunity to Revitalise the University Identity? -- References -- Appendix A: Chapter One -- Appendix B: Chapter Two -- Appendix C: Chapter Three -- Appendix D: Chapter Five -- Index
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