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1 Philosophy Now Tom Sorell University of Birmingham British Philosophical Association

2 Outline Old career progression New career progression The importance of the RAE After the RAE Quality Assessment and audit Internationalization The recognition of the profession: the BPA

3 Old career progression First Class Honours Degree Graduate Study Temporary Teaching jobs, RFs Lectureship in an old university Promotion bottlenecks (SL) Chairs Retirement

4 New Career Progression Old career progression with changes 1.New universities v Old universities 2.Multidisciplinarity 3.Joint appointments 4.Project RFs and Dedicated RFs 5.Teaching-only and Research posts 6.Publications and first jobs 7.Specialization 8.Careers outside HE

5 Differences between old and new career progression Teaching declining in importance 1.Undergraduate 2.PGT 3.PGR “Research” increasing in importance Administration increasingly audit as opposed to innovative governance Audit and consumerism Audit and social engineering targets

6 The importance of the RAE As a source of income to universities Rankings in RAE as a source of hierarchy among university departments

7 What is the RAE Peer- assessment of research outputs over a seven-year cycle 4 point scale Research environment Esteem

8 After the 2008 RAE Bibliometrics Funding metrics Reform of the AHRC Cross Research Council calls

9 Quality Assessment and Audit level/qo11_01_textonly.htm Use of QAA scores in Direct recruitment to UG courses Newspaper league tables

10 Internationalization The English-speaking world and philosophy Friends of the English-speaking world: Scandinavia and Netherlands International Job mobility in E-s world Bologna process Soros-supported programmes

11 The recognition of the profession Learned societies in philosophy 1.Aristotelian Society 2.Mind Association 3.Royal Institute of Philosophy 4.Society for Applied Philosophy NCP – BPA BPA and other PAs


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