Charrette 3(2)

There are two calls to this issue of Charrette – a call for academic contributions (now closed) and a call for student contributions (expression of interest deadline 15 November 2015).

Call for Student Contributions
Volume 3, Issue 2 – 0 hours: the role and impact of transient teachers in architecture education

Charrette (ISSN 2054-6718), the journal of the Association of Architectural Educators (AAE), first published in 2013, is now firmly established as a leading journal for practitioners and theorists engaged in innovative and significant architectural education and research.

For this issue (Autumn 2016), the Guest Editor, Gemma Barton, (Senior Lecturer, College of Art, Design and Media, University of Brighton) invites students and recent graduates of architecture and design subjects to provide commentary on their experiences of being taught by teachers across the contractual spectrum, from teaching-practitioners to practicing-teachers.

The editors are looking for multiple thought pieces, opinion pieces and stories/anecdotes sharing the student insight (positive and negative) of interaction and collaboration with part-time academics (Visiting Lecturers, Hourly Paid Lecturers/Tutors, zero hours, Adjunct Lecturers, Part Time Equivalent, or less than 1.0 Full Time Equivalent, fixed-term, temporary, supplier, etc).

We want to hear directly from those on the ground: those experiencing the realities of managerial and financial decisions, those who benefit and/or suffer as a result of transient teaching contracts. This content will be published alongside research essays and projects contributed by international academics.

Submission timeline

Interested contributors should contact Gemma Barton (g.barton@brighton.ac.uk) according to the following timeline:

  • 15 Nov 2015: Expression of interest (200 word outline)
  • 15 December 2015: Notification of selected contributions
  • 15 Jan 2016: Submission of full articles (500 words MAX)
  • 15 March 2016: Notification of editor’s comments
  • 15 May 2016: Submission of final articles
  • 15 September 2016: Publishing Date

Download the call for academic contributions as a PDF here.

Call for Academic Contributions (now closed)
Volume 3, Issue 2 – 0 hours: the role and impact of transient teachers in architecture education

Charrette (ISSN 2054-6718), the journal of the Association of Architectural Educators (AAE), first published in 2013, is now firmly established as a leading journal for practitioners and theorists engaged in innovative and significant architectural education and research. For this issue (Autumn 2016), the Guest Editor, Gemma Barton, (Senior Lecturer, College of Art, Design and Media, University of Brighton) invites papers and projects which explore the role, position, impact and relationships of transient teachers in architecture;

  • How do you/they contribute?
  • What do you/they offer/withdraw from teaching experience?
  • How do you/they experience and are experienced by HE, professional bodies, offices
  • What influence do you/they have over the schools/departments?
  • Does 0 hours = 0 power?
  • Do you/they feel a sense of belonging?
  • Fractional contracts: How much time is enough time, efficiency vs commitment
  • Is the transition into FT employment supported?
  • Is the hiring process fair and easy to navigate?

With a focus on teaching-practitioners, practicising-teachers this issue will delve into the world of VL, HPL, zero hours, adjunct, PTE, FTE, fixed-term, temporary, supplier and many more. Whether identifying as ‘academics’ or otherwise, a healthy proportion of architecture educators operate within this itinerant structure yet as a topic it is under-investigated and under-represented in academic research. As such this call for papers hopes to receive submissions from the full spectrum of architecture educators internationally and encourages submissions from students, graduates, representatives, early career academics and those with part-time/flexible agreements with universities that unearth data, patterns, emotions, experiences, dreams and realities.

We welcome submissions that;

  • look at the effects on the potential for research activity that these roles create or inhibit within the architectural education framework
  • present and analyse individual, departmental, institutional, organisational, geographical patterns of data
  • present quantitative data on ‘non-full-time’ academics
  • examine the relationships between teaching practitioners, institutions, practice, students, full time academics
  • demonstrate the ‘products’ of teaching practitioners
  • document the lives, hinter-lives and profiles of transient tutors
  • set out histories and futures of this itinerant group of architectural educators.
  • consider the impact on student learning experience of ‘non-full-time’ academics

Submission guidelines

  • Essays 5,000 – 8,000 words (including all references and endnotes). Essays must demonstrate their intellectual and theoretical context, method and data, and have a clear conclusion.
  • Projects 3,000 – 5,000 words (including all references and endnotes). Submissions to the Projects section will substitute traditional “academic” data with project work, so they are expected to include more images, diagrams, and illustrations.
  • Freespace 3,000 – 5,000 words. The Freespace allows for authors to develop accessible, provocative, and/or polemical work, which may be written or illustrated.

Submission timeline

Interested contributors should contact Gemma Barton (g.barton@brighton.ac.uk) according to the following timeline:

  • 15 Sept 2015: Expression of interest (500 word outline)
  • 15 October 2015: Notification of selected contributions
  • 15 Jan 2016: Submission of full articles
  • 15 March 2016: Notification of reviewers’ comments
  • 15 May 2016: Submission of final articles
  • 15 September 2016: Publishing Date

Download the call for academic contributions as a PDF here.

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