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From 'ECR' to 'strategic academic' : reconstucting personal narrative as institutional text

Grace, Lauri 2007, From 'ECR' to 'strategic academic' : reconstucting personal narrative as institutional text, in Australian Association for Research in Education International Education Research Conference ‘Research impacts : proving or improving?’, Australian Association for Research in Education, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-14.

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Title From 'ECR' to 'strategic academic' : reconstucting personal narrative as institutional text
Author(s) Grace, Lauri
Conference name AARE conference (2007 : Fremantle, W. A.)
Conference location Fremantle, Western Australia
Conference dates 25 - 29 November 2007
Title of proceedings Australian Association for Research in Education International Education Research Conference ‘Research impacts : proving or improving?’
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2007
Conference series Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
Start page 1
End page 14
Publisher Australian Association for Research in Education
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Keyword(s) education policy
Summary In response to a report that universities focused more on research performance than teaching performance, the Australian government in 2003 introduced a number of policy initiatives including the Learning and Teaching Performance Fund. To establish their eligibility to bid for allocations from this fund, many universities introduced teacher training programs as an integral part of their probation and promotion practices for new academic staff.

As an 'Early Career Researcher' I am currently participating in such a program, in which I must familiarise myself with institutional policies on governance, compliance, and strategic direction, and develop a career plan to position myself to achieve my personal career goals while advancing the organisational and strategic goals of my institution.

This paper uses an institutional ethnographic analysis of my experience to explicate the processes by which an Early Career Researcher actively participates in developing new ways of knowing that construct how I think, talk and write about myself, my goals and my professional work. I argue that developing the required career plan involves producing a text based account that renders selected parts of my work and professional identity visible in terms that are ultimately determined by government policy on higher education.
Notes Paper : GRA07144
"Included with the kind permission of The Australian Association of Researchers in Education"
Language eng
Field of Research 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
HERDC collection year 2008
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018053

Document type: Conference Paper
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