International Students as Partners Institute comes to Australia
The fourth ‘International Students as Partners Institute (ISaPI) in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education’ will be hosted by the University of Adelaide, Australia in association with McMaster University, Canada from 10-12 July 2019. The Transforming Futures: International Perspectives on Research Based Education Conference* will also be held at the University from 14-16 July. There is a discount if you participate in both events. Please pass this message on to any colleagues you think may be interested.
The first three ISaPIs were held at McMaster University, where it will return in 2020. In 2019, staff and faculty are encouraged, where possible, to bring a student with them, or students to bring a member of staff/faculty with them to participate in a three-day interactive Students as Partners (SaP) workshop. Participants will be able to focus on aspects of SaP of most interest to them. The workshop will be run by a new team, so previous participants are encouraged to join us again.
Alternatively, teams of 4-6 faculty/staff and students (at least two of each) from an institution can apply to join a three-day Change Institute (similar to the Transforming Practice Program in Australia) at which they’ll develop a ‘students as partners’ initiative they plan to implement in the coming year. Details of projects undertaken in 2018 are available on the McMaster website.
The activities will be facilitated by a highly experienced international team of staff/faculty and students from Australia, Canada, and UK.
One of the outcomes of the first ISaPI was the establishment of the International Journal for Students as Partners, which publishes research articles, case studies, reflective essays and opinion pieces. It is run, like ISaPI, by an international team of faculty/staff and students. Some of the editors will be at ISaPI19.
For further details and booking please go to: https://cvent.me/nG97q
Key Dates & Deadlines
• 19 December 2018: Registration for Institute workshop opens on a first come, first served basis.
• 31 March 2019: Change Institute applications due (Apply Here!)
• End of April 2019: Change Institute teams notified of acceptance
• 23 June 2019: Registration closes
• 10-12 July 2019: Institute held in Adelaide