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Improve collaboration between academic societies and their department

Improve collaboration between academic societies and their department

September 2019

  • I delivered a presentation at NSS Priorities Workshop about the importance of Academic Societies in building community and engagement.
  • Inspired by my presentation, Professor Tim Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Education, offered me to build the case for academic society at Education Executive (Ed Exec), a subgroup of the Vice-Chancellor Executive Group (VCEG) that discusses education experience.

November 2019

  • I met up with Professor Sue Prince, Associate Dean (Education) for College of Social Sciences and International Studies (SSIS), to brainstorm initial thoughts about our academic society partnership paper for Education Executive meeting in December.

  • I attended Big Rep Meeting for SSIS and gethered feedback from course reps and equality panellists in SSIS about academic societies from students' perspective.

  • I met up with DVP Societies to discuss my research for the paper, and we agreed to conduct the research by using an online survey.

  • Issues I will explore in my research: good practices of collaboration between society and department, bad practices, what societies leaders would like from their department, and what the Guild can do to facilitate the collaboration.

January 2020

  • I presented preliminary findings from my survey and from discussion at SSIS Big Rep Meeting at Ed Exec meeting.



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