Transform Issue 4: September 2019 | The Role of the Modern Civic University – Making of a City Region

Transform Issue 4: September 2019 | The Role of the Modern Civic University – Making of a City Region

WELCOME – The Role of the Modern Civic University – Making of a City Region

The range, scope and reach of this edition is remarkable and the journal is hopefully evolving into a compendium and rich resource for those whose concerns lie in the burgeoning field of ‘university engagement.’

We are laying down markers here for contemporary workers in the fields of learning, teaching and research and creating an intellectual resource for all of those who want to take forward the critical examination of higher learning and scholarship in a world in which knowledge is exploding into availability. We are also making a mark for the future as we are forced to examine the deeply embedded assumptions and values of universities.

Summary of Articles

Article 1 – Re-imagining the university as anchor institution
Professor Sharon Bell

Article 2 – Internationalising the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
Professor Mathew Johnson

Article 3 – Academic freedom, institutional autonomy and the engaged university
Professor Ira Harkavy and Sjur Bergan

Article 4 – Interview: Towards a 21st century approach to civic engagement locally and globally
A conversation with Professor Richard Teare

Article 5 – Viewpoint: Shifting perspectives in our universities
Professor Tom Calma AO

Article 6 – Viewpoint: Australia’s unique insight for civic universities
Professor Shaun Ewen

Article 7 – Viewpoint: What are universities good for?
Dr Julie Wells and Professor Jonathon Grant

Article 8 – Viewpoint: Pilot takes off for Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
The Hon. Verity Firth

Article 9 – Case Study: School-university partnerships: Strengthening professional experience relationships
Charles Sturt University

Article 10 – Case Study: Breaking down barriers for Melbourne’s Somali community
La Trobe University

Article 11 – Case Study: New cultural hub reinforces Charles Sturt’s partnership with Wiradjuri community
Charles Sturt University

Article 12 – Case Study: Ground-breaking advances in the early detection of Autism
La Trobe University

Article 13 – Case Study: Connecting ideas, developing solutions and improving lives
Flinders University

Article 14 – Case Study: Bush University empowering future Indigenous leaders
Wuyagiba Bush University

Article 15 – Case Study: Protecting the Great Barrier Reef through best practice port operations
James Cook University, North Queensland Bulk Ports

Article 16 – Case Study: Farming together cultivates collaboration among primary producers
Southern Cross University

Article 17 – The University’s Social and Civic Role: time for an appraisal
Professor Jim Nyland and Professor David Davies