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dc.contributor.authorMann, Kathyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoyle, Kathrynen_US
dc.contributor.authorReupert, Andreaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, Janeen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoolley, Garyen_US
dc.contributor.editorRuth Fefferyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:53:22Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:53:22Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-08-02T08:24:22Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/32451
dc.description.abstractBetween one-third and one-half of all presently employed academics will reach retirement age in the next decade. A challenge facing universities in this current environment is to continue to sustain their research capacities. Policy-makers and universities have developed various strategies to support ongoing development of different cohorts within the broader research community. One strategic approach has been to foster the research capabilities of Early Career Researchers (ECRs). This paper describes and analyses the features of one promising program collaboratively developed to support ECRs from Australian education faculties within the University of Canberra and Charles Sturt University. The program was initiated by senior researchers from both universities who identified a large number of ECRs on their respective staffs who worked in isolation and who would benefit from an expansion of their research and professional dimensions. While the program began as a 'top down' initiative, sufficient autonomy was allowed for the ECRs to identify their own professional requirements and to develop an ongoing program. ECRs have met regularly over the past two years to identify shared issues; organise and attend joint professional development activities (such as visiting scholars and mentoring with senior researchers); and work on collaborative research projects and publications. Funding, ongoing senior management support, a variety of both senior and junior role models as well as working on common initiatives has provided momentum for the program. The overarching aim of the program is to build a research community amongst the ECRs of both universities. An example of this collaboration has been a major writing project involving the production of a suite of articles by the ECRs concerning common ECR issues and support strategies. Outcomes also have included professional development and fostering cross university networks. The characteristics underpinning the program are highlighted in this paper, with links made between theory and practice, resulting in valuable outcomes for the participants concerned. It foreshadows emerging changes to the culture of the two education faculties as a result of explicitly addressing ECR research issues. Suggestions for developing sustainable programs to support ongoing research capacity-building of ECRs in Australian universities conclude this paper.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent134774 bytes
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAAREen_US
dc.publisher.placeCanberra, ACT, Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.aare.edu.au/07xpap/abs07x.htmen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameAARE 2007 Focus Conferenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleEducation, innovation & research: strategies for capacity-buildingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2007-06-13en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2007-06-14en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationCanberra, ACT, Australiaen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode339999en_US
dc.titleWhen two universities meet: Fostering research capacity among Early Career Researchersen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2008. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference's website or contact the authors.en_AU
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