Despite the frequent isolation of academic work, it is done in the context of complex, multi-layered global, national, regional and local teaching or research networks. Having good networks is key to achieving what you want in academia. This book describes the kinds of networks that you might build across a range of settings, talks about the pros and cons involved and gives practical guidance on networking activities.
In this chapter we describe the sorts of activities involved in academic networking and offer some detailed advice about how to participate in them, both at your own university and more broadly.
A global belonging
Individually and collectively, universities have long understood themselves as communities of scholars. Indeed, even the most solitary scholarly ...