Migrant Academics and their Sense of Belongingness

Session Time and Location

Thu, 7 Jun 2018
11:15am to 12:45pm
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Maplewood B
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In today’s globalised world, migrant academics are commonplace. However, there is a still an expectation that migrant academics will arrive and seamlessly fit into the university machinery of teaching and research with often their needs and voices being inhibited. Seven migrant academics were interviewed about their feelings of belongingness with respect to teaching at their institutions. Migrant academics felt more belongingness when their teaching ethos aligned to that of the organisation. Universities, therefore, may need to look at promoting the migrant academic voice to help create a shared teaching ethos to ensure motivated migrant academic teaching staff.


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