Know your place: who, what, where?
by Sophie Lewis
You attended university and that means that you are now qualified to work in one. While we all have technical skills and training, most students and early career academics are not provided with any wider context of the industry they work in. If you want to get something done, or understand why a particular decision affecting you has been made, it helps to understand how you, your university and industry works.
This set of three seminars will help you to think about your own work and the place where you work. Open to all ARCCSS students and ECRs, attend one or all.
SEMINAR 1: Knowing yourself (October 27th 2016, 3pm)
Most workers at a university have to manage themselves and develop their own careers. How do you go about this? In this first seminar, we will talk through a series of practical exercises that will help you think about your strengths, values, way of working and career plans.
- Examples of Descriptive, Reflective and Critical Reflective Accounts
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- Watson, M. (2008). Reflective Writing, Building your portfolio: the CILIP guide, 2nd ed., London: Facet Pub., 21 – 26.
SEMINAR 2: Knowing your institution (December 8th 2016, 3pm)
Universities are amongst the most complex and difficult to understand of any complex organisation in modern society. But if you want to get something done, or understand why a particular decision affecting you has been made, you need to understand how your institution works. This seminar aims to provide an overview of how a university is put together.
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- Norton, A. (2013). Mapping Australian higher education. Grattan Institute.
SEMINAR 3: Knowing your industry (February 2nd 2017, 3pm)
We are all influenced by Australia¹s broader higher education landscape, but what drives change and what are the issues affecting the sector? This seminar introduces some key issues for the higher education sector and runs through practical exercises to help you think about how high-level policy changes can impact your institution and your role there.