Whisperings from the Corridors

Stories of Teachers in Higher Education

  • Susanne Garvis
  • Rachael Dwyer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Rachael Dwyer, Susanne Garvis
    Pages 1-6
  3. Susanne Garvis, Donna Pendergast
    Pages 25-34
  4. Mia O’brien
    Pages 35-51
  5. Susanne Garvis, Rachael Dwyer
    Pages 53-63
  6. Sarah Davey Chesters
    Pages 65-79
  7. Susanne Garvis, Sarah Davey Chesters, Rachael Dwyer, Jayne Keogh, Donna Pendergast
    Pages 81-97

About this book


This book is intended to illuminate the experiences of teachers working in higher education, the tensions they face in working in an increasingly complex professional landscape. Higher teaching loads, increased expectations of research output, and changing social and economic structures that shape the way students view their tertiary education have a profound affect on university teachers’ work. The pages of this volume are filled with the stories of teachers in universities that allow the reader to look deeply into the complexities of their work. We and the other authors do not pretend that the stories told here are representative of all university teachers, that they are in any way generalisable, but that others may learn from the knowledge that is shared.


tertiary education university teachers higher education

Authors and affiliations

  • Susanne Garvis
    • 1
  • Rachael Dwyer
    • 2
  1. 1.Griffith UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.Griffith UniversityAustralia

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