Framing a research project to explore the experiences of international staff in an Australian university

Hammer, Sara and Colclough, Gillian and Huijser, Hendrik (2010) Framing a research project to explore the experiences of international staff in an Australian university. In: Migrant Security 2010: Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era, 15-16 Jul 2010, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Overlapping concepts of globalisation and internationalisation are now firmly interwoven into the institutional fabric of universities, both here and abroad. Australian universities now enrol a significant number of international students and employ increasing numbers of international staff as academic teachers and researchers. Much has been written about the experiences of international students, particularly as they relate to their transition and adaptation to universities in Australia. However, there is less corresponding research about the experiences of international academic employees in Australian universities. This paper reviews existing and associated literature, including research that explores the experience of international students or transnational professionals. It uses this literature to establish the parameters of a research project to examine the experience of international academic staff at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). Specific issues of transnational identity, academic cultures, cultural literacy and a sense of belonging will be examined.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ publication.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2010 02:28
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 05:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic cultures; cultural literacy; globalisation; international academic staff; internationalisation; sense of belonging; transnational identity; higher education research
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified

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