Connection & Collaboration: Aotearoa Business Schools Early Career Conference

Date: Monday 4 Jul - Tuesday 5 Jul
Cost: TBA
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Connection & Collaboration: Aotearoa Business Schools Early Career Conference 07/04/2022 00:00 07/05/2022 00:00 Early career academics face increasing expectations to excel across all facets of the role: publish high-quality research, offer exceptional learning experience

Early career academics face increasing expectations to excel across all facets of the role: publish high-quality research, offer exceptional learning experiences in our classrooms, and ensure we’re good colleagues and academic citizens. Obtaining external grant funding and translating our work to a wider audience – with social impact – are also increasingly valued in universities. However, we also face particular challenges, including limited budgets and high workloads. During the pandemic, some of these pressures have only increased. For one, networking opportunities no longer happen by accident during conference breaks!

To address the need for connecting with like-minded colleagues, and to foster productive collaborations into the future across research, teaching and citizenship, the Business Schools of Aotearoa New Zealand are banding together to offer an inaugural conference for their early career academics. Our focus is on ECA concerns, experiences and career progression. We all have strengths in particular areas – the conference will offer an opportunity to share experience and expertise with each other.

The inaugural two-day ECA Conference will be hosted by AUT in Auckland, Monday 4 July – Tuesday 5 July, 2022.

You will have the opportunity to discuss your research and gain feedback within and across disciplines. We encourage submission of works-in-progress via an extended abstract, to maximise collaboration opportunities and wide-ranging discussions (submission date early 2022). There will be a range of session formats, including short presentations, discussion panels and round tables, and speakers across multiple topic areas. Tentative topics include:

  • External funding
  • Vision Mātauranga
  • Research translation
  • Online/dual-mode/hybrid teaching
  • Reflecting on the role of the contemporary academic
  • Progression/promotion

Expect to hear more about how to participate in the conference early next year & we are looking forward to welcoming you to Auckland in July, 2022.

Find out more

If you have any questions, please direct them to your Business School rep on our Organising Committee.

Organising committee

Auckland University of Technology

Dr Ayesha Scott

Massey University

Dr Dimu Ehalaiye
Dr Natalia D’Souza

Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Ben Walker

Lincoln University

Dr Wei Yang

University of Canterbury

Dr Pan Zheng

The University of Waikato

Dr Zack Dorner

The University of Auckland

Dr Grigorij Ljubownikow

NZ Universities

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