Notes for each week

Before each week we will put up notes for the resources chosen to inform the theme of that week.

We have a set of readings from which we have drawn, we will likely alter some of these as the course plays out to better meet your needs and interests.

Block 1

Week 1 Prologue, interlogue, dialogue: why you want to be an academic or do you?

Week 2 Blogging and academic practice; writing reflectively (The Neoliberal University: Academic career in a time increasing precarity)

Week 3 Current issues and trends in the higher education sector in Australia (What's at stake in the Australian Higher Education Landscape?)

Block 2

Week 4 Constructing a digital profile and academic blogging

Week 5 Sociable scholarship (The 101 guide to raising the profile of your research)

Week 6 Computational social science (Developing academic identities in multiple professional locations and contexts) 2nd workshop

Week 7 Thinking about your research (Developing a defiant research imagination)

Week 8 Not quite a reading free week: for revision, catch-up and/or consolidation

Block 3

Week 9 Mapping the intellectual terrain: journals, conferences, key sites, influential players.

Week 10 Mapping a working paper

Week 11 The activist and scholar

Block 4

Week 12 Making good career decisions 1. Group feedback on draft working papers.
2. Key issues, developments and trends in the academy.

Week 13 1. Group feedback on draft working papers. 2. Key issues, developments and trends in the academy.

Week 14 Group feedback on draft working papers

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