Changing Academic Profession (CAP)
The project Changing Academic Profession (CAP) is an one-of-a-kind research endeavor that examines the academic profession across more then 20 countries. It encompasses knowledge and data about systems of higher education, functions, productivity and attitudes of academicians in a comparative perspective.
The predecessor of the CAP study is the Carnegie Foundation Survey of the Academic Profession held and administered in the years of 1992-1993 (Altbach and Boyer, 1996) in 14 countries. About 45-50% of questions from the 1992 Carnegie Survey were used in the 2007 CAP study to ensure cross-time comparisons for 10 higher educational systems that participated in both the surveys. However, following the Carnegie Survey 15 years later, the 2007 CAP study focused on new and rising trends as well as challenges facing the academic profession in the XXIst century. Its major thrust is to bring attention to the academia as the “core workers” of the higher education sector, who are often written off as reform agents in policy discourse and portrayed as a resource a “buy-in” from whom needs to be secured or “resistance” to proposed reforms by whom has to be overcome.
Russian academicians were covered by the 1992 Carnegie Survey. At the time Russian higher education embarked on a radical transformation of the Soviet model in the spirit of "perestroika" and "glasnost" policies. Russian sample was the smallest among the 14 participating countries (about 430 respondents), administered to 11 institutions of higher education in Russia (out of 553) and all located in Moscow city (and thus making country-wide representation difficult).
The 2012 CAP-Russia survey aimed to augment the limitations of the previous survey of theacademia. It was administered in October-December of 2012 and was coordinated by the Higher School of Economics. For the Russian part of the project, the questionnaire of “Changing Academic Profession” survey was translated into Russian with the addition of some specific blocks and questions. The sample for the study was stratified and covered 1623 academics from 25 higher educational institutions in 9 Russian regions. For more details see the project report: Yudkevich M., Kozmina Y., Sivak E., Bein O., Davydova I. The Changing Academic Profession. 2013.
Also results of this multinational research project have been published in multiplly. These include a volume on the CAP major findings “The Changing Academic Profession: Major Findings of a Comparative Survey” by U. Teichler, A. Arimoto and W. Cummings (2013), and "The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective" in 16 volumes.
- Yudkevich M., Kozmina Y., Sivak E., Bein O., Davydova I. The Changing Academic Profession. 2013.
- Gorelova O., Lovakov A. Academic Inbreeding and Research Productivity of Russian Faculty Members / NRU Higher School of Economics. Series EDU "Education". 2016. No. WP BRP 32/EDU/2016.
- Yudkevich M., Sivak E.. Academic Immobility and Inbreeding in Russian Universities, in: Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education. Global Perspectives / Ed. by Maria Yudkevich, P. G. Altbach, L. E. Rumbley. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Ch. 6. P. 130-155.
- Kozmina Y. Y., Davydova I. Occupational Stress and Job Satisfaction among Professors of Russian Higher Educational Institutions / Translated from Russian // Educational studies. 2014. Vol. 4. P. 169-183.
- Kozmina Y. Y. Attitudes Towards Research and Teaching in the Russian Public Higher Education Institutions // Higher Education in Russia and Beyond. 2014. Vol. 2. P. 8-9.
- Gorelova O. Y. Institutional Mobility of Academicians in Russian Higher Education Institutions (Published in Russian. Original title: Межвузовская мобильность преподавателей российских вузов) // Voprosy Obrazovaniya (Вопросы образования). 2016. № 2
- Kozmina Y. Y. Preferences of Russian Academicians in Higher Education in Stitutions Related to Scientific Activity and Teaching (Published in Russian. Original title: Предпочтения преподавателей вузов относительно научной деятельности и преподавания) // Voprosy Obrazovaniya (Вопросы образования). 2014. № 3. С. 135-151.
- Gorelova O. Y. Pecularities of Teaching in Russian Higher Education Institutions (Published in Russian. Original title: Особенности преподавания в российских вузах). / Higher School of Economics (Высшая школа экономики). Series WP 10 "Scientific Reports of the Center for Institutional Studies" (Серия WP10 "Научные доклады Института институциональных исследований"). 2014.
- Yudkevich M. M., Kozmina Y. Y., Sivak Е. V., Beyn O., Davydova I. A. Academic Profession in Russia (Published in Russian. Original title: Академическая профессия в России) / Higher School of Economics (Высшая школа экономики). Series WP 10 "Scientific Reports of the Center for Institutional Studies" (Серия WP10 "Научные доклады Института институциональных исследований"). 2013.
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