Salon Session: I want to be a Scholar, Not a Spreadsheet

03 October 2018

What does a successful academic career "look like"?

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We invite you to join us in the final Salon session of 2018

The theme:

What does a successful academic career "look like"? In a profession of people who pride themselves on being iconoclasts, the absolute and unshakeable faith in The Groves of Academe, as defined in the US in the 1980s, are ironic and fascinating. Academia rewards a certain type of very narrow set of interests and rule-following, generates neuroticism and demoralization, and goes entirely against the grain of the collective rhetoric about diversity, inclusion, and the inter-disciplinarity of contemporary global and local problems.

The last Salon of the year is a panel with some of our previous provocateurs:

  • Mike Grimshaw
  • Lindsay MacDonald
  • Piers Locke, joined by Amy Fletcher.

Each will speak for 5 minutes, and then the floor, as ever, will be open for discussion.  This will be a longer session to allow for a wide-ranging and inclusive discussion.

Join the session in Seminar Room 101 - Puaka-James Hight building Undercroft (ground floor), Thursday October 18, 12-1:30 pm 

Anton Angelo RLIANZA, MIS.

Research Data Co-ordinator / Kairuruku Raraunga Rangahau

University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.


Phone: +64 3 369 3853
Phone internal: 93853 

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