International Education Research

International Education Research

ISSN: 2291-5273 (Print)    ISSN: 2291-5281 (Online)

Volume 2 (2014), No. 4, Pages 26-37

DOI: 10.12735/ier.v2i4p26

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A Subjective Academic Narrative Reviewing Academic Collegiality

Josie Arnold1 

1Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia


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This paper is based upon a conceptual approach to making a scholarly addition to the privileged academic discourse. This paper develops the methodology of a subjective academic narrative to address the issue of academic collegiality that is being explored. This methodology involves a journey of intellectual enquiry into the work of the self as data. This subjective academic narrative is a response to the research question: ‘in today’s world of the subjective self and online interactions is collegiality possible or even desirable?’. The conceptual approach of this paper involves constructing a personal narrative arising from experience and reviewing academic literature regarding the possibly inherent discordance between collegiality and personal career development. The core business of the university may well be teaching undergraduate students, as this brings in the most sure and significant income, but if you want to get up the academic scale, you must also excel at the various demands of the promotions regulations. These involve proof of collegiality as well as personal aspects of teaching and learning, research, and management of courses, people and discipline areas. This paper explores whether or not such interactions are possible.

Keywords: collegiality; competition; subjective academic narrative

To Cite this Article: Arnold, J. (2014). A subjective academic narrative reviewing academic collegiality. International Education Research, 2(4), 26-37.

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A Subjective Academic Narrative Reviewing Academic Collegiality