We are delighted to welcome Bruce Macfarlane as a Guest Editor in JPHE’s editorial team. Bruce is a distinguished professor of higher education and Head of School of Education at Bristol, UK. His expertise and insights on research, teaching, and development in higher education will contribute immensely to the development of the journal.Read more about Bruce Macfarlane to become JPHE's Guest Editor
About the Journal
JPHE is a fully online, open access journal dedicated to high quality research on, or related to, praxis within higher education teaching, learning, research, and activities aimed at impact on wider society (e.g., policy influence, activist research, or capacity building). In an era characterised by internationalisation, increasing accountability, strong ties between universities and national and regional economies, and imperatives concerning sustainable development, university communities are under great pressure to meet ever-increasing and often competing demands. The moral-political dimension of higher education and attention to universities’ civic responsibilities are arguably sometimes forgotten in the daily struggle to meet such demands. This journal has been established with this concern in mind, and seeks to promote continued debate and exploration of some of the key responsibilities of, and tensions pervading, higher education (see the JPHE’s editorial, Vol 1, Issue, 1) with a view to informing attempts to transform it in socially just and sustainable ways.
Maybe-ing and must be-ing in higher education
In developing a new academic journal, our core intention, as mentioned in previous editorials, has been to generate, disseminate, and promote the interrogation of knowledge and scientific and/or philosophical investigation of higher education. This is our way of promoting the important and critical task of sustaining higher education, and indeed higher education research, as maybe-ing arenas’. By this, we mean sustaining spaces of possibility; of pushing at the boundaries not only of what IS, but also of what is thinkable, knowable, and doable; of imagining how things can be otherwise.
From the Editors
Research Articles (peer-reviewed)