Journal article

Love acts and revolutionary praxis: challenging the neoliberal university through a teaching scholars development program

Reem Al-Mahmood, Gerardo Papalia, Sinead Barry, Nguyet Nguyen Minh, Juliane Roemhild, Terri Meehan-Andrews, Brianna Julien, Colleen Holt, Lucas Bester, Chris Bruc, Rebecca Miles, Cheryl Neilson, Judy Louie

Higher Education Research & Development | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020


There has been significant interest in developing academics through Teaching Scholar Development Programs across the USA, Canada, the UK, and more recently in Australia. At their core, such programs develop academics across teaching scholarship, leadership, promotion, and award opportunities, where universities reap the benefits of developing such a cadre of leaders. This paper pays witness to one such a program in an Australian university to highlight enactments of caring passionately. We use qualitative survey evaluation data, metaphor analysis and reflective practice to nuance the pleasures, passions and challenges of the lived experiences using phenomenological and metaphor lenses to des..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Funding Acknowledgements

We are appreciative of our university's TSDP funding. We are especially grateful to Banksy for permission to use the images and for the reviewers' insightful suggestions and engagement -acts of love indeed.