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Brian Martin (ed.) Educational Integrity: Creating an Inclusive Approach. Proceedings of the 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Educational Integrity (4APCEI), 28-30 September 2009, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia. http://ro.uow.edu.au/apcei/
Brian Martin. Contrarrestando el fraude, la nulificación y la explotación en las instituciones académicas. In: Martha Patricia Castañeda Salgado, Adriana Aguayo Ayala and Florencia Peña Saint Martin (editors), Expresiones de violencia en el entorno universitario: casos, protocolos y estrategias para su erradicación (México: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, 2022), pp. 225-239, translated by Florencia Peña Saint Martin. Also available, the English original. Problems in universities include fraud, harassment and exploitation. Official channels often don't work. More emphasis should be put on developing skills and fostering cultural change.
Brian Martin. Vaccination education subordinated to campaigning. On Education. Journal for Research and Debate, vol. 3, no. 8, September 2020, https://doi.org/10.17899/on_ed.2020.8.4
Brian Martin. A program for writing. Australian Universities' Review, vol. 62, no. 2, 2020, pp. 83-86. Experiences with the high-output writing program.
Brian Martin. Writing regularly as a thesis-completion strategy. In Tanya Machin, Marc Clara and Patrick Danaher (eds.), Traversing the Doctorate (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), pp. 179-192. Insights from supervising PhD students.
Brian Martin. Free speech on Australian campuses: hidden barriers. Australian Universities’ Review, vol. 61, no. 1, 2019, pp. 49-54.
Brian Martin. Promoting learning: what universities don't do. Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 60, No. 1, 2018, pp. 45-49. Assessment and credentials undermine the intrinsic motivation to learn.
Brian Martin. Defending university integrity. International Journal for Education Integrity, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-14. Lessons from an attack on the University of Wollongong.
Brian Martin. Plagiarism, misrepresentation, and exploitation by established professionals: power and tactics. In Tracey Bretag (editor), Handbook of Academic Integrity (Singapore: Springer, 2016), pp. 913-927
Brian Martin. Mobbing of a PhD student: lessons and responsibilities. Published as: Asedio grupal a una estudiante de doctorado: lecciones y responsabilidades. In: Florencia Peña Saint Martin and Silvia Karla Fernández Marín (eds), Mobbing en la academia mexicana (Ediciones Eón, Mexico City, 2016), pp. 161-175. Mobbing of PhD student Judy Wilyman.
Brian Martin. Ranking by medians. Australian Universities' Review, Volume 83, Number 1, 2016, pp. 62-64. A method for ranking applications for jobs, grants and scholarships.
Brian Martin and Majken Jul Sørensen. Confronting academic snobbery. Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 56, No. 2, 2014, pp. 64-68. Strategies against damaging snobbery in academia.
Florencia Peña Saint Martin, Brian Martin, Hilde Eliazer Aquino López and Lillian von der Walde Moheno. Graduate students as proxy mobbing targets: insights from three Mexican universities. Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, #24, 2014, pp. 19-32. On how some academics attack graduate students as a means of attacking the students' supervisors.
Brian Martin. Countering supervisor exploitation. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 45, No. 1, October 2013, pp. 74-86. Practical advice for research students.
Michael Flood, Brian Martin and Tanja Dreher. Combining academia and activism. Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 55, No. 1, 2013, pp. 17-26. Strategies to overcome obstacles facing academics who engage in activism.
Brian Martin. When you're criticised. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 43, No. 2, January 2012, pp. 230-237. Options for responding to lengthy, damaging criticism.
Brian Martin. ERA: adverse consequences. Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 53, No. 2, 2011, pp. 99-102. The case against the Australian government's research assessment process, Excellence in Research for Australia.
Brian Martin. On being a happy academic. Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 53, No. 1, 2011, pp. 50-56.
Chris Barker and Brian Martin. Dilemmas in teaching happiness. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, Vol. 6, Issue 2, 2009, http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol6/iss2/2/. Teaching a university course on happiness raises questions about teaching methods and goals.
Brian Martin. Academic patronage. International Journal for Educational Integrity, Vol. 5, No. 1, June 2009, pp. 3-19.
Brian Martin. Research productivity: some paths less travelled. Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 51, No. 1, February 2009, pp. 14-20; reprinted, in Portuguese, in Pesquisas e Práticas Psicossociais, 5(2), São João del-Rei, agosto/dezembro 2010, pp. 259-268. Six promising unorthodox approaches to research success.
Brian Martin. Plagiarism struggles. Plagiary: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Plagiarism, Fabrication, and Falsification, Vol. 3, 2008. Tactics used by (alleged) plagiarists and those trying to detect or expose them.
Brian Martin. Writing a helpful referee's report. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 39, No. 3, April 2008, pp. 301-306.
Brian Martin. Surviving referees' reports. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 39, No. 3, April 2008, pp. 307-311.
Brian Martin. Obstacles to academic integrity. Proceedings of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference on Educational Integrity: Creating a Culture of Integrity, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 6-7 December 2007, pp. 21-26.
Brian Martin. Boomerangs of academic freedom. Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, #12, 2005, pp. 64-79. A summary published as "The boomerang effect," Campus Review, Vol. 15, No. 26, 6 July 2005, p. 5. The dismissal of biologist Ted Steele from the University of Wollongong is analysed in backfire terms.
Brian Martin. The Richardson dismissal as an academic boomerang. In: Kenneth Westhues (ed.), Workplace Mobbing in Academe: Reports from Twenty Universities (Queenston, Ontario: Edwin Mellen Press, 2004), pp. 317-330. Also in Kenneth Westhues, Administrative Mobbing at the University of Toronto: The Trial, Degradation and Dismissal of a Professor during the Presidency of J. Robert S. Prichard (Queenston, Ontario: Edwin Mellen Press, 2004), Essays in Response, pp. 70-83.
Brian Martin. Dilemmas of defending dissent: the dismissal of Ted Steele from the University of Wollongong. Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 45, No. 2, 2002, pp. 7-17.
Brian Martin. David Rindos versus the University of Western Australia: analogies to the Orr case. In: John Biggs & Richard Davis (eds.), The Subversion of Australian Universities (Wollongong: Fund for Intellectual Dissent, 2002), pp. 93-108.
Brian Martin. Research grants: problems and options. Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2000, pp. 17-22.
Brian Martin. Advice for the dissident scholar. Thought & Action, Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 1998, pp. 119-130.
Brian Martin. Plagiarism: a misplaced emphasis. Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 3, No. 2, Fall 1994, pp. 36-47.
Brian Martin. Fraud and Australian academics. Thought and Action, Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall 1989, pp. 95-102.
Brian Martin. What should be done about higher education? Social Anarchism, No. 14, 1989, pp. 30-39.
Brian Martin. Education and the environmental movement. In Tom Lovett (ed.), Radical Approaches to Adult Education: A Reader (London: Routledge, 1988), pp. 202-223.
Brian Martin. Academic scapegoats. Zedek, Vol. 7, No. 3, August 1987, pp. 476-481.
Brian Martin. Merit and power. Australian Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 436-451 (May 1987)
Brian Martin. Plagiarism and responsibility. Journal of Tertiary Educational Administration, Vol. 6, No. 2, October 1984, pp. 183-190.
Brian Martin. Academics and social action. Higher Education Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, Spring 1984, pp. 17-33.
Brian Martin. Disruption and due process: the dismissal of Dr Spautz from the University of Newcastle. Vestes, Vol. 26, No. 1, 1983, pp. 3-9.
C. M. Ann Baker, Clyde Manwell and Brian Martin. The University of Birmingham versus Roland Chaplain: academic justice, community service and the professionalisation syndrome. Unpublished paper, 1982.
B. Martin. Sources of political power in academia. In Allen H. Miller (ed.), Research and Development in Higher Education. Volume 3. Freedom and Control in Higher Education (Sydney: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, 1980), pp. 180-184. Also published in the ANU Reporter, Vol. 11, No. 9, 15 August 1980, p. 3.
Brian Martin. John and Graeme, undergraduate apprentice researchers. Dialogue, Vol. 10, No. 1, April 1976, pp. 44-57.
Graeme Henderson, Brian Martin, John Skaller and Carol van Beurden. Radical approaches to learning physics: some experiences of first year university students. Australian Physicist, Vol. 11, No. 10, October 1974, pp. 204-209.
Sarah Elaine Eaton et al. In memory of Tracey Bretag: a collection of tributes. International Journal for Educational Integrity, vol. 16, no. 15, 2020, pp. 1-20. Tracey Bretag, a prominent figure in the field of educational integrity, died in 2020. Twenty-four individuals here record their reflections on working with Tracey.
Brian Martin. Fostering greater awareness of how universities operate can serve them well when their integrity comes under attack. LSE Impact Blog, 16 February 2017. Summary of ideas in "Defending university integrity".
Brian Martin and Majken Sørensen. Snobbery in the academy is alive and well and doing harm. The Conversation, 16 October 2014.
Brian Martin. Learning to love rejection. Inside Higher Ed, 8 July 2013. Success in publishing requires persistence in the face of rejection.
Brian Martin. Foreword to Robert M. Frumkin's book The Ivy Conspiracy, October 2010.
Brian Martin. Comment: citation shortcomings: peccadilloes or plagiarism? Interfaces, Vol. 38, No. 2, March-April 2008, pp. 136-137.
Brian Martin. Plagiarism: policy against cheating or policy for learning? Nexus (Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association), Vol. 16, No. 2, June 2004, pp. 15-16.
Brian Martin. Undergraduate research: a learning process. Overview (Academic Development Services, University of Wollongong), Vol. 3, No. 1, 1996, pp. 21-23.
Brian Martin. Getting published by really trying. Postgraduate Reporter (Newsletter of Wollongong University Postgraduate Association), Vol. 3, No. 1, Autumn/Winter 1995, p. 14.
Brian Martin. Increasing student participation in tutorials. Overview [University of Wollongong Centre for Staff Development], Vol. 1, No. 2, December 1993, pp. 8-11. Reprinted in UTAU Newsletter [University Teaching Advisory Unit, University of Southern Queensland], September 1994, pp. 4-7.
Brian Martin. Academic freedom under Dawkins? FAUSA News, No. 88/3, 13 April 1988, p. 9.
Brian Martin. What do the experts say [about participation of girls in mathematics and science]? GEMS (Gender Equity in Maths & Science), Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 4-5 (1988).
David Clarkson, Peta Dawson, Cheryl Hannah, Brian Martin and Jenny Tebbutt. Research assistants: a struggle for job security. FAUSA News (Newsletter of the Federation of Australian University Staff Associations), No. 85/10, pp. 6-7 (11 November 1985).
Brian Martin. Age discrimination in academia. ANU Reporter, Vol. 15, No. 11, 27 July 1984, p. 2.
Brian Martin. Exploiting the academic peons. Australian Society, Vol. 2, No. 9, pp. 28-29 (1 October 1983). Reprinted in unabridged form as: Academic exploitation. In: Brian Martin, C. M. Ann Baker, Clyde Manwell and Cedric Pugh (eds.), Intellectual Suppression: Australian Case Histories, Analysis and Responses (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1986), pp. 59-62.
Brian Martin. Bloodletting in academia. Australian Society, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 16-18 (1 February 1983).
Brian Martin. A mathematical modelling course for advanced students. Newsletter on Teaching Mathematical Modelling, Vol. 2, No. 2, December 1981, pp. 4-5.
Brian Martin. The impact of research funding on curriculum. Ed Info (Australian Union of Students), No. 4, pp. 45-49 (July 1981).
"Are universities a lost cause?" (review of The Secret Professor, The Dark Side of Academia), Australian Universities' Review, vol. 64, no. 2, 2022, p. 81
"Scholarship vs academia" (review of Wilfred Cude, Weapons of Mass Disruption: An Academic Whistleblower's Tale), in Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 58, No. 1, 2016, pp. 83-84
"What did that degree do to you?", review of Wilfred Cude, The Ph.D. Trap Revisited, and Jeff Schmidt, Disciplined Minds, in Higher Education Review, Vol. 34, No. 2, Spring 2002, pp. 67-73.
Review of Jeff Schmidt's Disciplined Minds: A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-Battering System that Shapes their Lives, in Workplace: The Journal for Academic Labor, Vol. 4, No. 2, February 2002.
"Are doctorates worthwhile?", review of Wilfred Cude, The Ph.D. Trap Revisited, in Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 44, Nos. 1&2, 2001, pp. 37-38.
Review of Jeff Schmidt's Disciplined Minds: A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-Battering System that Shapes their Lives, in Radical Teacher, No. 62, 2001, pp. 40-43.
"Want to get rid of an annoying academic?", review of Kenneith Westhues, Eliminating Professors, in Campus Review, Vol. 9, No. 38, 6-12 October 1999, p. 12.
"Danger zone for unis under siege", review of Academic Freedom 3: Education and Human Rights, in Australian, 6 March 1996, p. 25.
"What to do about academic freedom?", review of Conrad Russell, Academic Freedom, in Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 38, No. 2, 1995, p. 77.
"Rewards aren't academic", review of Alfie Kohn, Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, As, Praise, and other Bribes, in Campus Review, 5-11 May 1994, p. 8.
Review of Gail Skidmore and Theodore Jurgen Spahn, From Radical Left to Extreme Right, in Riverina Library Review, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 16-17 (Spring 1988).
"Single-sex educational strategies challenged," review of Jane Kenway and Sue Willis, 'Feminist single-sex educational strategies', Discourse, in WISENET (Journal of the Women in Science Enquiry Network), No. 14, pp. 22 (February 1988).
Review of Reviewing Academic Performance, script for ABC Science Bookshop, broadcast 15 February 1987.
Review of Herman T. Epstein, A Strategy for Education, in Vestes, Vol. 17, pp. 113-114 (1974).
Brian Martin. Three steps to increase uni rankings. The Australian, 11 April 2013. Satirical recommendations.
Brian Martin. The ERA of obscurity. Campus Review, Vol. 20, No. 6, 30 March 2010, p. 14. How the government's Excellence in Research for Australia discourages clear communication by academics to wider audiences.
Brian Martin. When ghosts plagiarise. ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), 31 October 2008, http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/10/31/2406376.htm On the plagiarism by the ghostwriter for politican Julie Bishop.
Brian Martin. Scholarly recognition or social impact: not both? Campus Review, Vol. 17, No. 16, 24 April 2007, p. 4.
Brian Martin. The answer is blowing in the whistles. Australian, 15 November 2006, p. 34.
Brian Martin. University should show some grace under fire. Illawarra Mercury, 5 October 2001, p. 16.
Brian Martin. When dollars do all the talking. Australian, 18 April 2001, p. 35.
Brian Martin. Academic credit where it's due. Campus Review, Vol. 7, No. 21, 4-10 June 1997, p. 11.
Brian Martin. Jealousy, happiness and the quest for status and salaries. Campus Review, 23-29 October 1996, p. 9.
Brian Martin. How much funding does your faculty deserve? Campus Review, 3-9 August 1995, p. 8.
Brian Martin. In defence of research prioritising [submitted as "Questioning research priorities"], Australian, 23 November 1994, p. 34.
Brian Martin. Whistleblowers - and why academic freedom is most threatened from within. Campus Review, 11-17 November 1993, p. 9.
Brian Martin. Secret passwords at the gate of knowledge. Australian, 23 September 1992, p. 16.
Brian Martin. Applications 'are going the wrong way.' Australian, 5 February 1992, p. 16.
Brian Martin. Choose your tertiary course for long-term satisfaction. Sydney Morning Herald, 7 August 1990, Careers Guide p. 9s.
Brian Martin. Why academics must empower themselves. Australian, 9 August 1989, p. 31.
Brian Martin. Higher education: who sets the direction? Canberra Times, 24 October 1987, p. 2. Also published as: Higher education: who gets to define the direction now? Illawarra Mercury, 24 October 1987, p. 16.
Sue Curry Jansen and Brian Martin. Campus activists: what to do about provocative speakers? Woroni (Australian National University student newspaper), 2 April 2019. How student protests against visiting speakers can backfire.
Brian Martin. Classroom feedback. Tertangala (University of Wollongong Undergraduate Students' Association), Issue 4, 2007, pp. 46-47.
Brian Martin. Making a difference: ideas for uni students. University Survival Guide (University of Wollongong Students' Representative Council), February 2002, pp. 2-3.
Brian Martin. Men: help stop public harassment! Hungappa, Vol. 11, Issue 3, 1997, p. 10 (and other student newspapers).
Brian Martin. Plagiarism by university students: the problem and some proposals. Tertangala, 20 July - 3 August 1992, p. 20.
Brian Martin. Knowledge and power in academia. Honi Soit, Vol. 67, No. 17, 6 August 1991, p. 10; 27 August 1991, p. 16; later issue, p. 22; Neucleus (Armidale Students' Association), Vol. 44, No. 4, 15 August 1991, p. 10 (abridged); Farrago (University of Melbourne), Vol. 70, No. 8, pp. 32-33; Rabelais (La Trobe University Student's Representative Council), Vol. 25, No. 7, August 1991, pp. 12-13, 33.
Brian Martin. Challenging a Cambridge academic colony down under. Tertangala (University of Wollongong Students' Representative Council), Vol. 16, No. 2, June 1990, p. 8; Curio, Vol. 21, 11-20 June 1990, pp. 22-23; Academic colonies. Honi Soit, No. 2, July 1990, pp. 18-19.
Brian Martin. Exploiting the academic peons. Opus, Vol. 34, No. 5, August 1987, pp. 3-4. Reprinted from Australian Society, Vol. 2, No. 9, 1 October 1983, pp. 28-29, which was reprinted as: Academic exploitation. In: Brian Martin, C. M. Ann Baker, Clyde Manwell and Cedric Pugh (eds.), Intellectual Suppression: Australian Case Histories, Analysis and Responses (Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1986), pp. 59-62.
Brian Martin. Academic scapegoats. Woroni, 8 September 1986, pp. 28-29; Opus, Vol. 34, No. 5, August 1987, pp. 9-11. Later published as Academic scapegoats. Zedek, Vol. 7, No. 3, August 1987, pp. 476-481.
Brian Martin. Social action and the academics. Woroni, Vol. 35, No. 4, 13 April 1983, pp. 6-7; no 5, 26 April 1983, p. 26; and no 7, 1983, pp. 30-31; Opus (Newcastle University Students' Association), Vol. 30, No. 4, August 1983, pp. 18-19; no 5, October 1983, pp. 60-61; and no 6, November 1983, pp. 52-57. Later published as Academics and social action. Higher Education Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, Spring 1984, pp. 17-33.
Brian Martin. The fraudulence of intellectual fence-sitting in academia. Woroni (Australian National University Students' Association), Vol. 29, No. 1, 1977, p. 13.
Brian Martin. John and Graeme. Arena, 22 October 1975, pp. 12-15. Later published as John and Graeme, undergraduate apprentice researchers. Dialogue, Vol. 10, No. 1, April 1976, pp. 44-57.
Brian Martin. Physical jerks. Honi Soit, 8 October 1975, pp. 10-11.
Brian Martin. The university is a place to learn and do research where learning and research will not be done. Arena, 10 September 1975, pp. 7-9.
Brian Martin. Exams, results and secrecy. Honi Soit (1975).
Brian Martin. Why do research? Arena (Macquarie University), 23 July 1975, p. 5.
Graeme Henderson, Brian Martin, John Skaller and Carol van Beurden. Ennui = Mass of students x Courses2: physics students experiment with courses. Honi Soit, 16 July 1975, pp. 8-9. Abridged from Radical approaches to learning physics: some experiences of first year university students. Australian Physicist, Vol. 11, No. 10, October 1974, pp. 204-209.
Brian Martin. Physical jerks: a physics critique. Honi Soit (Sydney University Students' Representative Council), 25 June 1975, p. 14.
Brian Martin. Discussing research. Gradpost, May 1975, p. 7.
Brian Martin. The postgraduate and teaching. Grad Post, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1972, pp. 14-15.
Brian Martin. Abolish SUPRA!
Grad Post (Sydney University Postgraduate Representative
Association), Vol. 3, No. 2, 1972, pp. 14-16.
"Tenure and academic freedom", Australian Universities' Review, Vol. 32, No. 1, 1989, pp. 45-46.