Emerging HE cultures:Perspectives from CETL award holders in a partner college network.
MetadataShow full item record
Expansion of higher education (HE) into the further education (FE) sector has resulted in a renewed period of growth as colleges strive to create a culture and environment appropriate for HE. This article presents findings from interviews with lecturers delivering HE in FE within the University of Plymouth Partner College network and explores the perceived impact of HE expansion. Lecturers felt that expansion had a positive impact on their students, as raising the profile of HE within their colleges has encouraged internal progression. However, practitioners’ own experiences have been mixed. They felt there was limited recognition or understanding of the needs of HE from many of their FE colleagues, suggesting the presence of structural, education and managerial processes that may need to be considered in light of the emerging culture of HE. In our study, the emerging HE culture within colleges appears to reflect a combination of the FE profile of the college, the non-traditional nature of the student body, the HE processes instigated through collaboration with the university, and the emerging HE identity of lecturers.
The following license files are associated with this item: