Title: Community engagement and artful academic staff development: a return on expectations through collaborative practice

Authors: Cheryl Kerr

Addresses: Centre for Learning Innovation, Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Abstract: The changing ownership of roles in organisational work-life leads this paper to examine what universities are doing in their academic development practice through research at an Australian university where |artful| collaboration with the real world aims to build capability for innovative academic community engagement. The paper also presents findings on the |return on expectations| (Hodges, 2004) of community engagement for both academics and their organisational supervisors.

Keywords: arts based learning; higher education; professional artistry; reflective practice; transformational learning; return on expectations; community engagement; ontological learning; academic staff development; academic development; universities.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWOE.2010.035326

International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, 2010 Vol.3 No.4, pp.384 - 399

Published online: 21 Sep 2010 *

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