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Many universities within and beyond New Zealand use ‘collegiality’ as a criterion in decisions on (re)appointment, tenure (confirmation) and/or promotion. However, there appears to be no clear definition of what this term means, nor any guidelines for how to conduct oneself in a manner that ensures collegiality. Indeed, identifying ‘uncollegial’ behaviour seems to be an easier task than spelling out what collegiality entails.
In this Early Career and Postgraduate workshop on ‘Crafting Collegiality in Competitive Contexts’, our panelists draw on their rich and diverse experiences of working at various levels and in different capacities within and beyond New Zealand universities to shed light on what collegiality means and how we can actively foster it the increasingly competitive environment of the contemporary university. In an effort to reduce the opacity of the term ‘collegiality’, we will address the tensions between ‘congeniality’ and ‘ exploitability’ and explore the possible contradictions between cordial working relationships and robust academic debate.
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Pacific Post Graduate Talanoa
eSocSci's Pasifika Network held a series of talanoa (seminars) from 2007-12 which were recently published in Talanoa: Building a Pasifika Research Culture.
The Pasifika Network talanoa are a joint project across New Zealand universities to help attract Pacific post-graduates into social science research by breaking down feelings of academic and geographic isolation Pacific students might experience and to assist in building a vibrant Pacific post-graduate research community. This selection of papers presents a rich sample of Pasifika postgraduate research subjects and methodologies employed. Read More