Across a one day symposium in Adelaide eight invited speakers showcased and interrogated whole-of-institution approaches, practices and policies that have been deployed to aid literacy development among undergradute student populations in Australasian universities. Representatives shared perspectives from across the various areas within universities that share responsibility for student literacy development, in an effort to speak across the boundaries that often segregate us into our disciplines, professions, structural silos, and administrative alliances. Student literacy is everyone’s responsibility and it’s time we start breaking down boundaries and focusing on collaboration, convergence, and capacity building.
Participants and delegates embraced the opportunity to talk across disciplines, boundaries and professional affiliations. Among the outcomes will be a peer-reviewed publication, professional network, and an online portal for Australasian resources in literacy, communication, and writing development.
Karen Orr Vered wishes to thank all the delegates, speakers, staff, and sponsors for making this event a success and looks forward to continued collaborations.
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