Engaged academics? dilemmas for early career academics

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Star, Cassandra. 2004. "Engaged academics? dilemmas for early career academics." Flowers, Rick (ed.) Education and Social Action Conference 2004. Sydney, Australia 06 - 08 Dec 2004 Sydney.
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Engaged academics? dilemmas for early career academics

Presentation TypePaper
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AuthorStar, Cassandra
EditorsFlowers, Rick
Journal or Proceedings TitlePapers and Abstracts, Education and Social Action Conference 1st edition
Number of Pages5
Year2004
Place of PublicationSydney
ISBN1863652981
Conference/EventEducation and Social Action Conference 2004
Event Details
Education and Social Action Conference 2004
Event Date
06 to end of 08 Dec 2004
Event Location
Sydney, Australia
Abstract

Despite the commitment to engagement with the broader community that is central to understandings of the role of academics within the university tradition, there are now significant barriers to the performance of this role. Significant changes in the management, funding and priorities of universities (prompted by government policy) have created conditions where community engagement comes a distant third in the lives of contemporary academics behind research and teaching. Some have suggested that community engagement is not just a low priority activity in modern academia, but one that is consciously discouraged through waning academic freedoms, more tenuous employment circumstances, and restrictive codes of conduct conditions at several universities (Polya 2001/2002).

This paper argues that while there has been much discussion of the privileging of research over teaching, the value and commitment to community service remains at the margins of reality and debate in Australian universities.

ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
390303. Higher education
399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
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