EOI – Academic roles and identities research project

Deakin UniversityDear colleagues,

You are invited to participate in a research project through Deakin University’s Faculty of Health investigating how academics conceptualise their academic roles and identities in the context of increasing student diversity. This project builds on findings from a previous Deakin study (HEAG-H 140-2010) conducted by the research team. Findings indicated some differences between academic staff and student perceptions and expectations of academics’ roles, with varied implications for academic identities.

Your participation in the current research project would involve an interview of approximately 30-45 minutes. During the interview, you will be asked questions about the influence of student diversity and widening participation on your academic role, identity and teaching practices. The interview would be conducted at a time and place convenient to you, and can be conducted in person (where practicable), over the phone or via Skype. An audio recording would be made of the interview and you would be given a transcript to review and approve.

Please note that your participation in this research project is entirely voluntary, and deciding not to participate will not affect your relationship to the researchers or to Deakin University. This project has received ethics approval (ref. no. HEAG-H 84_2016) from a human ethics panel at Deakin University.

If you would like to express your interest in participating in an interview, would like further information such as a Plain Language Statement, or have any queries or concerns, please contact the Principal Researcher or Research Fellow:

Ms. Greer Lamaro Haintz

Principal Researcher

School of Health and Social Development

Deakin University

Geelong Waterfront Campus

1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong Vic 3220

greer.lamaro@deakin.edu.au

+ 61 3 5227 8468

Ms. Paige Mahoney

Research Fellow

School of Health and Social Development

Deakin University

Geelong Waterfront Campus

1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong Vic 3220

p.mahoney@deakin.edu.au

 

Thank you for considering this invitation.

Paige Mahoney, on behalf of the research team at Deakin University.

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