Scholarly Activity in Provider Context


  • John Lea Canterbury Christ Church University



scholarly activity, college higher education


College-based Higher Education (CBHE) is contributing positively to raising the profile of its scholarly activities. Rather than seeking to directly emulate more traditional universities, there is evidence that CBHE scholarly activity is much more closely tied to its unique provider context. But, in the process, CBHE is also contributing to debates about widening the scope of research and scholarship throughout higher education.

Author Biography

John Lea, Canterbury Christ Church University

John Lea is Assistant Director for Learning and Teaching at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. His main research interest is in developments at HE/FE interface, and he has undertaken research in this area for Lifelong Learning UK, the Quality Assurance Agency, and the Higher Education Academy.


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