“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.