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Sunday 19 May 2024
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CETL Tips of the Week – Student-staff partnership

Student-staff partnership

What is student-staff partnership?

It is “a collaborative, reciprocal process through which all participants have the opportunity to contribute equally, although not necessarily in the same ways, to curricular or pedagogical conceptualization, decision-making, implementation, investigation, or analysis” (Cook-Sather, Bovill, & Felten, 2014, pp. 6-7)

How can we enable student-staff parnerships?

1. Foster inclusive partnerships
2. Nurture power-sharing relationships through dialogue and reflection
3. Accept partnership as a process with uncertain outcomes
4. Engage in ethical partnerships
5. Enact partnership for transformation


Matthews, K. (2017). Five propositions for genuine students as partners practice. International Journal for Students as Partners, 1(2). https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/ijsap/article/view/3315