Fourth CETL conference, 4 - 6 April 2011
Academia as workplace: Linking past, present and future
Following three very successful events, the Centre for Excellence in Preparing for Academic Practice hosted a fourth international conference, this time on the theme of: Academia as workplace: linking past, present and future.
The theme for this fourth conference seeks to engage with notions of Academia as constituting a workplace in itself, and of academic practices as forms of work. Within this theme, proposals should address the experiences of early career academics, including those of doctoral students, research staff, or new lecturers. Proposals were welcomed which took stock of the present, look forward to the future (for example, by developing policy recommendations or implications, or by suggesting likely, possible or alternative scenarios; and which, where appropriate, link to the past (for example, by highlighting relevant historical drivers for change or patterns in academic workplace reform).
Proposals may be grounded within one or more institutions or disciplines, or may consider wider national or international frameworks, work-related policies and trends. As usual we welcome proposals in one of two strands: research (provided the evidence base and distinctive contribution are clear) or practice (provided they move beyond description of local practice). Theoretical approaches are also welcome and may be submitted under either strand.