The impact of university incorporation on college lecturers

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dc.contributor.author Becker, L.R.
dc.contributor.author Beukes, Lukas D.
dc.contributor.author Botha, Antoinette
dc.contributor.author Botha, A.C.
dc.contributor.author Botha, Jan Jakobus
dc.contributor.author Botha, M.
dc.contributor.author Cloete, Dina J.
dc.contributor.author Cloete, Johann L.
dc.contributor.author Coetzee, Corene
dc.contributor.author De Beer, L.J.
dc.contributor.author De Bruin, D.J.
dc.contributor.author De Jager, L.
dc.contributor.author De Villiers, J.J.R. (Rian)
dc.contributor.author Du Toit, Cecilia Magdalena
dc.contributor.author Engelbrecht, Alta
dc.contributor.author Evans, Rinelle
dc.contributor.author Haupt, Maria Margaretha Catharina (Grietjie)
dc.contributor.author Heyns, Danielle
dc.contributor.author Howatt, L.M.
dc.contributor.author Joubert, A.P.
dc.contributor.author Joubert, Ina
dc.contributor.author Niemann, A.C.
dc.contributor.author Phatudi, Nkidi Caroline
dc.contributor.author Randall, Elize
dc.contributor.author Rauscher, Willem Johannes
dc.contributor.author Rautenbach, W.C.
dc.contributor.author Scholtz, S.
dc.contributor.author Schultz, J.C.
dc.contributor.author Swart, Ronel
dc.contributor.author Van Aswegen, Hendrika Johanna
dc.contributor.author Van Heerden, Judith Cornelia (Judy)
dc.contributor.author Van Vollenhoven, Willem J.
dc.contributor.author Van Wyk, Elmarie M.
dc.contributor.author Van Wyk, Johannes G.U.
dc.contributor.author Van der Walt, C.A.
dc.contributor.author Van der Westhuizen, Carol N.
dc.contributor.author Vermeulen, Dorette
dc.contributor.author Vorster, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-03-22T11:12:53Z
dc.date.available 2007-03-22T11:12:53Z
dc.date.issued 2004-09
dc.description The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en
dc.description.abstract In South Africa, recent government plans to change the institutional landscape of higher education have resulted in mergers of colleges into universities or technikons. The research reported in this article focuses solely on the impact of a "college-into-university" incorporation as manifested in the personal, emotional and career experiences of these college staff members. It traces the changes in their perceptions and emotions during and after the incorporation process. It also identifies recurring themes and issues evident in the personal lives of those affected by this incorporation. A unique research methodology was engaged: The College staff who had been appointed to the university after the merger, identified seven critical themes and then designed and conducted 30 semi-structured interviews among themselves. This article thus documents the impact of incorporation into a university on the individual and collective lives of the researchers themselves. The data suggest that the emotional impact of incorporation was intense and that the uncertainty, especially, led to considerable trauma. The most important concern emanating from this joint research project is that while a certain degree of distress is unavoidable in any institutional merger, inattention to the management of human resources, emotions and aspirations could linger on, possibly having a negative effect on the ambitions for the transformation of the new entity. en
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dc.identifier.citation Becker, LR et al. 2004, ‘The impact of university incorporation on college lecturers’, Higher Education, vol. 48, issue 2, pp.153-172. [http://www.springerlink.com/content/1573-174X/] en
dc.identifier.issn 0018-1560
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/2004
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer Verlag (Germany) en
dc.rights Springer Verlag en
dc.subject Higher education en
dc.subject Personnel management en
dc.subject Universities & colleges - Employees en
dc.subject Universities & colleges - Mergers en
dc.subject South Africa en
dc.subject College mergers en
dc.subject University mergers en
dc.subject Emotional impact en
dc.subject Traumatic career experiences en
dc.subject Research methodology en
dc.title The impact of university incorporation on college lecturers en
dc.type Postprint Article en


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