Academic Practice

Convenors:
Dr. Geoffrey Hinchliffe, University of East Anglia
EmailG.Hinchliffe@uea.ac.uk
Professor Helen Walkington, Oxford Brookes University

There are multiple representations of academic practice; differences in interpretation, understanding and delivery between higher education institutions nationally and between nations and cultures internationally. However, globally, there are commonalities, shared notions of what makes academic practice distinct and how good academic practice might be explored and defined.
 
The SRHE Academic Practice Network seeks to reflect on the (re)negotiations and enactments of values, identities and epistemologies that is higher education, particularly the responses to the dilemmas that current broader cultural and political patterns call forth – responses that make HE what it is at any given point in time and place.
 
This network welcomes all participants in HE in any role, whether student, teacher, researcher, manager (etc) in its enquiry into practice and its demanding environments, especially an awareness of what informs, legitimises and contests judgment and action.
 
Academic practice is not ‘owned’ by any one group or discipline and this SRHE Network especially aims to connect with HE practitioners and researchers who have -- successfully or unsuccessfully -- crossed fields or contexts, are interested in HE as a distinctive semi-fluid institution (or culture) and have a range of critically analysable perspectives to offer.
 
We aspire to broaden the traditional academic practice community and vocabulary, to extend the existing recognisable 'academic practice' world to new and different communities, priorities and trajectories.

Upcoming Events +

24 April 2018
The implications of the student engagement agenda for student freedom


Past Events +

15 February 2017
Pedagogy and Innovation: A critical appraisal

17 November 2016
Pedagogy and Knowledge

09 May 2014
Still divided cultures? Researching the practice interactions of art and science

07 February 2012
Problematizing Student Support: The affective and academic dimensions

01 November 2011
Work-based Learning and Knowledge: Can Universities Help?

06 July 2011
Intellectual Leadership in Universities

29 April 2010
The challenges of collaboration in the Academy

30 October 2009
Network Meeting

30 April 2009
Evaluating the Impact of Newer Researcher Training & Development: Which Direction Forward?

09 May 2008
Academic Leadership at the Local Level

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SRHE AGM: Weds 6th December, 8pm
Celtic Manor
New release: Art and Design Pedagogy in Higher Education
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Vacancy: Postdoc. researcher at Ghent University Belgium (CHEGG)
Apply by 30th Nov
The 13th annual conference of the German Society for Research in Higher Edu
12th-13th April 2018.
Vacancy: Professors of Sociology and a Postdoctoral Research Associate.
Closing dates 28th&17thNo
Teaching in Higher Education - Special Issue Call for Papers
Friday 17th Nov 17
Vacancy: Associate Professor of Higher Education
closing date 27 Nov 17
Are you an academic on an insecure contract?
Call for participation
The International Conference on Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching
11 - 13 December 2017
Educating China on the move: China’s relations with key strategic powers
1st December
Educating China on the move: China's relations with key strategic powers
1 Dec, Univ. of Bath
Theory and Method in Higher Education Research
February 28th 2018.
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