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Conference publication

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Wilson, G, Chan, S & Brogan, M 2005, 'Forging partnerships that support curriculum renewal', Proceedings of the International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED) Conference 2004, 21-23 June, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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There are a series of challenges facing academic developers in forging relationships with academic staff engaged in curriculum renewal. During 2003 and 2004 the School of Law at the University of Western Sydney engaged in a curriculum renewal project in partnership with the University’s Educational Development Centre. The challenges identified as a result of working on this project illustrate levels of engagement within relationship development, and provide substance for further exploration. This paper argues that awareness of these challenges is a significant factor in enhancing engagement and building productive relationships between academic developers and academic staff.