The ‘New Normal’ – What universal higher learning should and can be
This universal crisis accelerates us in the universities towards a new view of how our universities might change and adapt to meet the crisis. We urgently need to consider a new offer to students which learns from the present deadly serious crisis AND which addresses the even greater threats from the impending ecological and climate crises which now bedevil our world. This new Issue of Transform explores the choices to be made and debates to be held on what should frame and help organise the response by universities to this situation of crisis, from what is after all a varied and diffuse set of institutions. There is, however, at least one commonly held perspective: higher education is of great if not paramount national importance- economically, socially and politically. The broadening and deepening themes of university engagement in response to crises explored in the forthcoming Issue pose fundamental questions which are increasingly part of our consciousness of what a universal higher learning should and can be.
Transform: The Journal of Engaged Scholarship is an open-access, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary online platform for engaged scholars and practitioners. Engagement Australia welcome submissions from the research, conceptual, theoretical and practice domains across the breadth of the engagement agenda in higher education.
Published bi-annually, the Journal will feature articles that advance the scholarship of engagement within Australia and internationally, providing space for critical inquiry, reflection and review. The Journal includes current and recently completed research, practice-oriented research, and reviews of practice relevant to engagement in the Higher Education sector.
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