Literature Review: How are staff supported to undertake student-staff partnership opportunities?

Catherine McConnell, Susan Smith

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University strategies increasingly seek to embed student-staff partnerships as part of institutional innovation programmes (Gravett et al., 2020; Marquis et al., 2019) and quality processes to drive impactful change (Cook-Sather, 2014; Healey et al., 2014)). Whilst it is recognised that institutional terminology around partnership varies (Bovill, 2019), (for example, at the partner institutions, connectors, changemakers, inclusive practice partners), it is generally agreed that partnership working is a process (Healey et al., 2014) rather than an outcome and the success of partnership projects have been linked to effectively establishing the values of partnership working (Luo et al., 2019). Staff facilitators and their preparedness to engage in effective partnership working are therefore integral to the ability to successfully scale partnership working across institutions, extending partnership working beyond the most engaged groups of staff (Duda & Danielson, 2018).
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2023


  • Partnership
  • Higher Education


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