A Partnership Approach to Scaling Up Student-Staff Partnership at a Large Research-Intensive University

Lucy Mercer-Mapstone, Aimee Clarke


This case study describes a project that undertook the endeavour of coherently and systematically scaling up partnership practices at a large Australian research-intensive university. We describe an authentic partnership approach to designing a university-wide SaP program drawing on the collective innovation and creativity of over eighty students and staff working in partnership. We present, based on structured reflective narratives, critical factors for driving institutional partnership change in our context. This case study thus provides a useful example for other practitioners considering similar initiatives that aim to take an inclusive approach to scaling-up partnership processes in higher education.


student-staff partnership; students as partners; higher education;

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21100/jeipc.v4i1.741


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