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The value of regional universities

Tara Brabazon podcast

Release Date: 05/20/2017

Steps Regional, Rural and Remote students, supervisors and research show art Steps Regional, Rural and Remote students, supervisors and research

Tara Brabazon podcast

In this Step session Tara talks with Dr Maree Meredith about the gifts and the challenges of regional, rural and remote academic life, with attention to student supervision and research.

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Steps Working with Indigenous Elders to enable research sovereignty show art Steps Working with Indigenous Elders to enable research sovereignty

Tara Brabazon podcast

Tara talks with Dr Maree Meredith about the decolonizing power and value of working with Indigenous Elders. This partnership transforms research and summons new and powerful configurations of research sovereignty for doctoral education.

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Steps Plagiarism and the PhD show art Steps Plagiarism and the PhD

Tara Brabazon podcast

Plagiarism is a dark force in our intellectual culture.  But it is a proxy for a series of challenges in information literacy.  This Steps professional development session explores these proxies and how to intervene in the research culture of higher degree students.

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Steps - Why do a milestone? show art Steps - Why do a milestone?

Tara Brabazon podcast

In this professional training session for supervisors at Flinders University, we explore the reasons and rationale for completing milestones during a higher degree candidature.

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Steps - Higher Doctorate  show art Steps - Higher Doctorate

Tara Brabazon podcast

For this professional development session, Tara introduces the higher doctorate.  What is it?  What is its value.  Most importantly, how do we supervise students to completion in this mode of specialist doctorate?

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Multidisciplinarity, skill development and STEM futures show art Multidisciplinarity, skill development and STEM futures

Tara Brabazon podcast

Tara talks with Professor Jamie Quinton about the futures of STEM.  The discussion probes multidisciplinary and skill development.  

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Sara Ahmed Reading Seminar Three - The politics of emotion show art Sara Ahmed Reading Seminar Three - The politics of emotion

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How are emotions negotiated in the public sphere?  How do emotions rub?  This podcast presents the reading seminar on Sara Ahmed's The Politics of Emotion.

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Steps Moving students from universities to industrial settings show art Steps Moving students from universities to industrial settings

Tara Brabazon podcast

The majority of PhD students do not remain in universities after graduation.  The nature of university employment is precarious, part time and casualized.  Therefore, how can we enable employment options for our PhD students beyond higher education?  This step session - providing professional development for supervisors - provides some strategies to enable this pathway.  

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Steps Higher degree students and professional development show art Steps Higher degree students and professional development

Tara Brabazon podcast

Professional development is about as popular as teeth extraction.  What is ironic is that in universities - the home of learning - learning through professional development is deeply unpopular. This step session explores why times have indeed changed, and why professional development is crucial to the future of our higher degree students.  

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Steps - Summoning a supervisory communication system show art Steps - Summoning a supervisory communication system

Tara Brabazon podcast

The next episode of our 'Steps' programme for higher degree supervisors explores communication - and mis/communication - between students and their supervisors / advisors.  Why do so many students leave a doctoral programme?  Why do so many students change supervisors?  Part of the answer may be found in the mode of communication deployed by both parties.  This session aims to improve and shape the space between students and their supervisors.

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As Tara is about to head off to Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, she talks with Steve about why regional education matters.  The importance of universities in small cities and large towns is obvious and clear, but rarely recognized in public or education policy.