Staff Research Work in Progress Seminars
The broad purpose of the Research Work in Progress (WIP) seminars is to support and mentor staff in their research activities as part of the coordinated research efforts of the College.
Specific aims of the WIP seminars are to:
- Foster a research community through regular discussion of internal and external research activities;
- Foster collaborative research, including inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research, through discussion of internal and external research activities;
- Provide feedback from diverse academic perspectives on staff research outputs at critical times in the research process (initial ideas, formulating specific research questions or hypotheses, finalising methodology, data analysis, written or verbal research reporting);
- Facilitate dissemination of internal research outputs to the Excelsia College community and the wider academic community.
Dates and times of seminars:
Seminars are usually held on the first Tuesday of each month, excluding December, January & February. The exact dates depend on staff availability. Meetings are held between 1 and 2 pm.
Format of seminars
Formats include research workshops and seminars, writing workshops, and conference practice sessions. In workshops staff or invited external researchers briefly present some work in progress and invite discussion. In seminars an invited speaker presents research findings or discusses a research issue in a more extended presentation, but with at least 20 minutes of open discussion. Writing workshops are devoted to reading and providing feedback to works in progress in pairs or small groups. Conference practice sessions include the presentation of a paper prepared for a forthcoming conference plus discussion of the content and mode of presentation.
|March||Workshop||Work in progress on study of staff perceptions of student formation||Dr Sunaina Gowan & Dr Maureen Miner|
|April||Seminar||A Phenomenographic Study of Destructive Leadership in Education||Assoc. Prof. George Odhiambo|
|May||Seminar||Embracing learning, resisting change: When might comfort inhibit learning?||Dr Mark Seton|
|June||Workshop||Supervising research students||Dr Maureen Miner Bridges|
|August||Conference practice||Paper for Lumen Conference: Public evangelicals and the common good||Dr Mark Stephens|
|September||Workshop||Work in progress on studies of music||Dr Lotte Latukefu|
|October||Workshop||Work in progress: research and creative projects||Dr Peter Stiles|
|November||Seminar||Intentional formation and theatre||Dr Roz Riley|
|December||Writing retreat||Facilitating research writing||Writing retreat|