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Learning Communities, Collaboration, and Collegiality

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In this year's Galway Symposium on Higher Education, we'll be exploring a wide range of issues around the nature of a modern 'scholarly community.'

  • To what extent do students, faculty, and staff feel part of a cooperative endeavour, a shared community?
  • What models of teaching can nurture a collegial spirit?
  • How can learning communities, peer mentoring, and similar approaches to supporting learning benefit students' academic engagement and success?
  • How does the context of the contemporary higher education working environment shape or distort academic practice?
  • How does collegiality fare in systems of reward which seem to privilege individual achievement?

These are just some of the questions we hope to raise in this event, and demonstrate the breadth of coverage.

We welcome attendees, presenters, facilitors, and others - anyone interested in the topics to ensure a good, convivial discussion and a creative exploration of possibilities.

If you have undertaken relevant research, evaluation studies, policy development, etc, then please consider responding to our Call for Abstracts.

Guest speakers/facilitators:

Gail Kinman (Professor of Occupational Health Psychology, University of Bedfordshire), who has researched into stress, work-life balance, emotional labour, and working conditions in academia and other public services. She has recently been working on a study of ‘change fatigue’ in higher education institutions.

Presentation: "The quality of academic working life - what facilitates & challenges wellbeing & collegiality?"

David Harper (Principal of Van Mildert College and Professor of Palaeontology, University of Durham). David will be speaking about Durham’s Collegiate model and how this supports students’ personal and academic development.

Presentation: "From Admission to Employment: the collegiate student experience at Durham University’

FFlur Elin (President of the National Union of Students, Wales) a graduate of History at the University of Bangor, Fflur campaigns on a range of issues, particularly inclusivity and the ‘liberating the curriculum’ initiative.

Catherine Manathunga (Victoria University, Melbourne) on

"Intercultural doctoral education: making space for time, place and cultural knowledge"

Abhay Pandit (Established Professor of Biomaterials, Scientific Director of CÚRAM, NUIG) will co-facilitate a broad discussion around building a sense of identity and researcher development.

Representatives of CÉIM, the highly successful student peer learning initiative run by NUI Galway Students’ Union/ NUI Galway.

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