What Defines Academic Scholarship at Massey University in the 21st Century?

30th October
Wellington Campus (Host Venue)

This year's Vice-Chancellor's Symposium, hosted on the Wellington Campus, Tuesday October 30th, is designed to address the above question. Next year marks 50 years since the passing of Massey's founding act of Parliament. At the core of that charter is the following assertion: ‘For the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination and maintenance thereof by teaching and research there shall be a University to be called Massey University’.

What does this claim mean to us now, five decades on? For one thing it means that the purpose of the institution is neither teaching nor research – these are just the mechanisms. Rather Massey has a higher scholarly purpose in advancing, disseminating and maintaining knowledge. But what do these practices, the practices of academic scholarship, mean for us today as professionals, as members of the Massey University community, as individual teachers and researchers? How are they changing, how are they reshaping us and how are we responding to these shifts? What does it mean to advance, to disseminate and to maintain knowledge in the 21st Century?

These are the questions that the 2012 Vice-Chancellor's Symposium will be considering and all Massey's staff are invited to take part in this year's event. You can click on the following link to register to attend the Symposium on the Wellington Campus:

Register for the Symposium
Participate online during the Symposium
• Login to the Symposium Stream environment
Quick Links

Register for the Symposium

Register your Interest in Submitting a Poster

Poster Requirements

About the Programme

Transport Options

Participate Online

VC Symposium_Flyer.pdf (133 KB)


Contribute to the Day

One way to actively contribute to this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Symposium is to prepare an A1 poster that illustrates your response to the question:

• How are we defining ourselves as 21st Century scholars?

These posters will be at the core of this year's Symposium. They will be a key feature during the morning programme where presenters will get a chance to explain and discuss their ideas to delegates. Substantial prizes including an iPad will be awarded for the best and most thought-provoking posters.You may find it useful to plan the design of your poster using the Powerpoint template below. Go to the poster requirements page for further information. 

•  Call for Posters.pdf (133 KB)

Example_Poster.pdf (1,735 KB)

Poster Template.pptx (712 KB)

Powerpoint Template.pptx (2,524 KB)


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