“Academic/Practitioner Knowledge Sharing
inside Higher Education Institutions”
A brief overview – (we’re here to
listen!)
Introductions
• Julie Lister, Lecturer in HRM, University of
Westminster
– [email protected]
• Dr Kathryn Waddington, Director of
Interprofessional Practice Programmes,
School of Health Sciences, City University,
London
– ([email protected])
“Academic/Practitioner Knowledge Sharing inside
Higher Education Institutions” - Objectives
Identify examples of positive collaborations and knowledge sharing
 Investigate organisational barriers to, and enablers of, such
collaborations
Promote the potential benefits to HEIs that may not have considered
this as an approach to helping them harness more of their collective
talents
Disseminate examples of positive experiences and outcomes
Distil and disseminate practical guidance on overcoming organisational
barriers to collaborative working.
“Helping the HEI to access more of its
collective talents”
• Potential for cost savings through
optimisation of resources
• Improved working relationships with
improved appreciation of
academic/practitioner perspectives
• Enrichment of learning
• Easier for some staff to relate to student
experience.
Professional Groupings
• Those with directly corresponding academic
departments: Estates, HRM, IT, Law,
Marketing
• Also cross-functional/disciplinary knowledge
sharing
• Examples....
Approach
• Return to original (SDP 1) sample to
establish similarities/differences between
HRM & other groups
• Survey wider sample via on-line
questionnaire with follow-up telephone
interviews.
The Challenge
• Identifying:
– professional groupings
– target respondents
Discussion
• Share examples of knowledge sharing from
Group members
• Discussion of organisational factors
influencing selection of groupings and
respondents.
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Academic Practitioner Knowledge Sharing inside Higher Education