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In: Building an Academic Community

Abstract

The chapter presents the case study of an intercollegiate student poster conference as an educational event which facilitates building the academic community and achieving learning outcomes related to the integration of the conference with specific academic subjects.

The inquiry of the three groups of conference participants, namely students, academic teachers and practitioners, involved the analysis of a focal phenomenon from these three different perspectives.

The study analysed the experience of participating in a student poster conference and outlined its advantages and disadvantages. Every group of participants appreciates the opportunity the event offers to build relationships and the way it fosters building the academic community.

The findings indicate that, despite initial concerns, the students positively evaluated their participation in the poster conference. They were well aware that thanks to the event, their engagement in the course integrated with the conference was enhanced. Moreover, they could see a considerable increase of acquired knowledge and competence. The academic teachers and practitioners, in turn, could see the obvious advantages but also the disadvantages of a poster conference as a teaching method.

In: Building an Academic Community
Challenges for Education Quality Management
Both HEIs and academic communities are affected by global trends that pose many challenges. This raises dilemmas related to community building and the cooperation between academic community members, which requires the exchange of experience, knowledge and information on different levels. Therefore, it is necessary to discuss new approaches and methods to manage the learning and teaching process, as well as methods and tools that support the development of the academic community.

This edited volume book tackles this multifaceted phenomenon by combining diverse viewpoints of scholars and practitioners. It captures the nuances of different scientific disciplines, including management science, psychology and pedagogy. What distinguishes the book is its innovation, multidimensionality, interdisciplinarity and methodological diversity.

Building an Academic Community. Challenges for Education Quality Management shows the experiences of different HEIs struggling with current trends in the post-pandemic era such as the change of the university model with an emphasis on practical and competence learning and the technologization of the education process. It can be a valuable basis for future activities to develop the academic community and the quality of education at HEIs.