Durham Centre for Academic Development at Durham University is inviting you to attend a Professional Issues Meeting on the following topic: Leadership and Management in EAP: Insights, Issues and Experiences.
EAP exists in institutions in all kinds of forms and, as many practitioners are aware, our position in the institution, our roles and our status can be complicated. Because of this and because ‘leadership and management’ happens in different forms and at many different levels across the sector, issues in leadership and management are relevant to all practitioners, not just Heads or Directors of EAP provision. In the PIM, therefore, our goal is to explore a wide range of issues from a wide range of perspectives.
Professor Melinda Whong from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology will deliver the plenary lecture: Leadership (and management) in EAP: Whose job is it?
Leadership can easily be seen as something to do with others. I argue that there is an urgent need for EAP as a profession to accept responsibility for needed leadership, and much potential for higher education more broadly if it does. In this talk I will explore parallels between teaching and leading to suggest that taking ownership of leadership starts with EAP practitioners themselves. Turning to the profession more generally, I argue that failure by EAP as a profession to own leadership contributes to marginalisation within higher education. I will end with concrete suggestions of what we can be done to foster leadership, from individual practitioners, to within programmes and centers. Through fundamental rethinking of who we are and what we are in a position to do, we can increase the chances of improving the precarious position that, unfortunately, continues to characterise our profession.
The PIM team are asking you to consider submitting a paper. See PIM-call-for-submissions.pdf for details.
The event will run online and will be ticketed: £15 members and £20 non-members.
Registration is now open – please see the link to purchasing tickets below. In order to qualify for a member discount, you will need to log into your account. If you are a member through your institution, ask your line manager, finance officer or representative for login details or ask them to buy the ticket for you.
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