HUMN 3108 We Are The University: Students Co-creating Change
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102791
Coordinator Tai Peseta Opens in new window
Description This project-based unit offers students a chance to learn, negotiate and practise change-making skills in, and for, our University, Western Sydney University. At the heart of this unit is student partnership, curriculum co-creation, and an invitation for students to be involved in improving the educational experience at Western. Working in groups and alongside a university mentor, students will have an opportunity to contribute genuine solutions to an authentic education challenge that might be (a) commissioned by senior staff of the University; (b) intended to support students' aspirations to become a student leader; or (c) offers students a chance to undertake a project that advances their existing student leader or representative role. By choosing this elective unit, students not only receive credit for the partnership work they undertake, the University will have a new way of involving students in its decision-making processes. This is a unit intended to sharpen students' analytical skill-set and provide a taste of what it's like to operate as a change-maker inside a large and complex institution. This unit is recommended for all students, regardless of discipline.
School Social Sciences
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Restrictions Successful completion of 80 credit points. Please note that this subject is recommended for all students, regardless of discipline.
- Articulate a view of the purpose of universities and students�f role in them, drawing on the scholarly literature and multiple sources of data.
- Carry out an inquiry project that addresses a substantial challenge intended to improve students�f educational experience at Western.
- Create an artefact that communicates the findings of the project to the broad university community.
- Identify why and how a student partnership approach can contribute to successful change-making in universities.
- Describe the applicability of a partnership approach to your life as a student, and to your likely future endeavours.
- Jeffrey J. Williams?fs concept ?eTeach the University?f
- Representations of the (Australian) University: influenced by philosophy, history, fiction, sociology
- An overview of the university sector in Australia
- An official history of WSU (Forsyth and Hutchinson) / An indigenous history of WSU
2. The difference between Governance and Leadership in universities
- Act of Parliament for WSU
- Leadership / Governance / Committee structure: who are the leaders and what do they lead?
- Role of Office of Governance at WSU: how does the business of university actually work?
- Where is student leadership, gove
Parramatta City - Macquarie St
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