Fitting Procrustes’ Bed: A Shifting Reality

Michelle K. McGinn, Michael Manley-Casimir, Nancy E. Fenton, Carmen Shields


This article uses the metaphor of Procrustes’ bed to discuss the experiences of academics “fitting” the academy amidst shifting realities. The focus is on external evaluations faced by the academics, as well as their engagements in evaluations of self and others (which are inherent aspects of academic life).


academics; external evaluations; self-evaluation; belonging

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ISSN 1715-0094  Workplace