Demythifying ‘University Engagement’

Spotlight on Engagement

Room G01 Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building (Building 134), University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus

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Myron Yovannidis

myron.yovannidis@unimelb.edu.au

T: +61 3 8344 2116

This workshop is for Staff at the University of Melbourne only, and is part of the Spotlight on Engagement Series.

The term “engagement” is visible in University Strategic papers, promotion criteria, websites and newsletters. However, we often hear colleagues respond in the following way:

“What is engagement?”
“Why should we engage?”
“We are busy as it is, we don’t have the time, resources and skills to engage with others."

Together we will unpack, demythify and deconstruct this very notion of  “University engagement”.

Bring your lunch and join us at this thought-provoking one-hour session and a great opportunity to meet and network with other colleagues.

Presented by Dr Siew Fang Law, Senior Lecturer in Engagement, Collaboration and Partnerships with the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education

Dr Law has 20 years of academic experience and an interdisciplinary research backgrounds intersecting culture diversity, community development, peace psychology and conflict transformation. She brings governance experiences as a former University Council member, Research Ethics Committee member and a not-for-profit Board Member with other institutions. Her participatory-approach to teaching and curriculum designs have been acknowledged in the University Learning and Teaching awards.

Dr Law’s research in Peace Psychology is internationally recognised. She has been appointed as a Extraordinarius Professor of the University of South Africa and an Honourary Fellow of Western Sydney University. She is the Co-Chair of the International Network for Peace Psychology and the Editor of the Springer Peace Psychology Book Series.

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