Engagement: The Next Twenty Years are Crucial!
Reflecting on the range, the reach and the depth of contributions to this Issue of Transform themed Engagement: the next twenty years are crucial! it is striking just how far we have come in defining and shaping the concept of engagement.
Established in 2003 by Western Sydney University’s then Vice Chancellor, Professor Jan Reid, and with unanimous support from the Australian Vice Chancellor’s Committee, Engagement Australia (EA) was formed and quickly became recognised as the peak body for engaged universities in Australia.
The nation needed to invest in the public realm and services, in order to build a more resilient economy and society, and higher education was to be at the heart of this challenge. As we look to the next twenty-year horizon HE leaders continue to wrestle with the conundrum: ‘Can the promises made in the past about the need for a more equal and socially just society through a more engaged education process be redeemed in the future?’ This crucial question persists as we look to reset, renew and rejuvenate our cherished sector through the Accord process.
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.
If you wish to submit a paper for Transform: The Journal of Engaged Scholarship, please view the guidelines below.