Considerations for Seeking Equity and Justice through Pedagogical Partnership

Four Partners in Conversation

Authors

  • Alise de Bie McMaster University
  • Srikripa Krishna Prasad McMaster University
  • Elaina Nguyen McMaster University
  • Elizabeth Marquis McMaster University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/isotl603

Keywords:

student-faculty partnership, equity, justice, critique

Abstract

Student-faculty pedagogical partnership has recently been understood to have the potential to contribute to equity and justice in postsecondary education. Nevertheless, important equity-related concerns about partnership have also been raised. In a presentation at a previous Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, one of the co-authors of this article proposed a series of "tentative principles" for working toward equity in and through student-faculty partnership, which synthesized and foregrounded some of these possibilities and critiques. In this article, we share these "tentative principles," as well as a series of critical responses to them, offered by the three co-authors. In so doing, we aim to offer an expanded set of significant considerations for those interested in student-faculty partnership and equity, and to invite and encourage further discussion and critique rather than reify singular principles.

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Author Biographies

Alise de Bie, McMaster University

Alise de Bie, dasa@mcmaster.ca, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation, and Excellence in Teaching at McMaster University. They have engaged in student-staff-faculty partnerships as a PhD student, course instructor, and staff member.

Srikripa Krishna Prasad, McMaster University

Srikripa Krishna Prasad, krishs9@mcmaster.ca, is a Master’s student in the Occupational Therapy Program at McMaster University, where she also earned her Bachelor of Arts & Science (Honours) degree. During this time, she worked as a student partner through the Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation, and Excellence in Teaching.

Elaina Nguyen, McMaster University

Elaina Nguyen, nguyee9@mcmaster.ca, is a Master’s student at the Social Justice Institute at the University of British Columbia. She has a Bachelor of Arts & Science (Honours) from McMaster University where she previously worked as a student partner through the Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation, and Excellence in Teaching.

Elizabeth Marquis, McMaster University

Elizabeth Marquis, beth.marquis@mcmaster.ca, is an Associate Professor in the Arts & Science Program and the School of the Arts at McMaster University. She previously served as Associate Director (Research) at McMaster’s Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation and Excellence in Teaching, where she helped to develop the university’s Student Partners Program.

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Published

2022-05-27

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Invited Papers