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Unintended outcomes? Building organisational capacity with PACE International partners

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • PACE International is a component of Professional and Community Engagement (PACE), a Macquarie University-wide initiative

    that provides opportunities for students and staff to contribute to more just, inclusive and sustainable societies by engaging in

    activities with partner organisations in Australia and internationally. Underpinning PACE is a commitment to mutually beneficial

    learning and engagement. To align with this commitment, PACE-related research engages partner perspectives and those of

    students and academics. The dearth of scholarly research on partner perspectives of community engagement (Bringle, Clayton &

    Price, 2009) underscores this imperative. Drawing on interviews and focus groups with community partner representatives from

    Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, India, and Peru, this paper examines some of the apparently unexpected benefits of

    engagement with PACE that community partners report have contributed to their improved organisational capacity. We conclude

    by speculating that what can be perceived by universities as unexpected and unplanned by-products of student engagement, may

    actually be intended and strategically planned outcomes of community partners. The paper highlights the need for universities to

    develop a deeper understanding of the organisational objectives of community partners and their broader motivations for

    developing institutional relationships in order to ensure the nurturing and facilitation of such highly-valued outcomes through

    student engagement programs.

Authors


  •   Lloyd, Kate (external author)
  •   Clark, Lindie (external author)
  •   Hammersley, Laura Ann. (Dr)
  •   Baker, Michaela (external author)
  •   Powell, Anna (external author)
  •   Rawlings-Sanaei, Felicity (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Lloyd, K., Clark, L., Hammersley, L. A., Baker, M., Powell, A. & Rawlings-Sanaei, F. (2014). Unintended outcomes? Building organisational capacity with PACE International partners. In K. Moore (Ed.), Work Integrated Learning: Building Capacity – Proceedings of the 2014 ACEN National Conference (pp. 83-88). Melbourne: Australian Collaborative Education Network.

Start Page


  • 83

End Page


  • 88

Place Of Publication


  • Melbourne

Abstract


  • PACE International is a component of Professional and Community Engagement (PACE), a Macquarie University-wide initiative

    that provides opportunities for students and staff to contribute to more just, inclusive and sustainable societies by engaging in

    activities with partner organisations in Australia and internationally. Underpinning PACE is a commitment to mutually beneficial

    learning and engagement. To align with this commitment, PACE-related research engages partner perspectives and those of

    students and academics. The dearth of scholarly research on partner perspectives of community engagement (Bringle, Clayton &

    Price, 2009) underscores this imperative. Drawing on interviews and focus groups with community partner representatives from

    Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, India, and Peru, this paper examines some of the apparently unexpected benefits of

    engagement with PACE that community partners report have contributed to their improved organisational capacity. We conclude

    by speculating that what can be perceived by universities as unexpected and unplanned by-products of student engagement, may

    actually be intended and strategically planned outcomes of community partners. The paper highlights the need for universities to

    develop a deeper understanding of the organisational objectives of community partners and their broader motivations for

    developing institutional relationships in order to ensure the nurturing and facilitation of such highly-valued outcomes through

    student engagement programs.

Authors


  •   Lloyd, Kate (external author)
  •   Clark, Lindie (external author)
  •   Hammersley, Laura Ann. (Dr)
  •   Baker, Michaela (external author)
  •   Powell, Anna (external author)
  •   Rawlings-Sanaei, Felicity (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Lloyd, K., Clark, L., Hammersley, L. A., Baker, M., Powell, A. & Rawlings-Sanaei, F. (2014). Unintended outcomes? Building organisational capacity with PACE International partners. In K. Moore (Ed.), Work Integrated Learning: Building Capacity – Proceedings of the 2014 ACEN National Conference (pp. 83-88). Melbourne: Australian Collaborative Education Network.

Start Page


  • 83

End Page


  • 88

Place Of Publication


  • Melbourne