• Executive Editor of Teaching in Higher Education;
• Editor- in-Chief of Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: an international journal of theory, research and practice http://ahh.sagepub.com/;
• Chair of the international Humanities HE Research Group (HERG)
• Team Leader, OU Institutional Leadership Team, Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
• Visiting Fellow, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University
* External Assessor, Academy for Science of South Africa
• Supervisor, English Tripos, Trinity, St Johns and Selwyn colleges, Cambridge.
• Research Associate of Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, Cornell University;
• Visiting Scholar, Institute for Writing and Rhetoric, Dartmouth College NH
* Founder Editorial Board member, International Society for SoTL new journal: Teaching and Learning Inquiry
* Invited Founder Advisory Editor, International Journal of Innovation & Leadership in the Teaching of the Human Sciences, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha,
* Lead member of 3 year Colloquium on the Open Liberal Arts led by Colgate and Emory, published as a Special Issue May 2012
* Lead member, US-UK collaboration led by Warwick and Duke, Humanities Beyond the Market Aug 09, to be published as a Continuum/Palgrave book Nov 2012
Recent plenary speakerships include at the:
She has published a monograph, Parker, J. Dialogic Education and the Problematics of Translation (NY 2001), is finishing a second for Oxford University Press and co-edited an Oxford University Press book, Parker, J and Mathews, T.Tradition, Translation, Trauma:The Classic and the Modern (OUP 2011).
Recent journal publications include:
1. Parker, J (forthcoming 2013) Structuring, Re-presenting Knowledge in Higher Education CurriculaTeaching in Higher Education
2. Parker, J (forthcoming 2013) ‘A New Scholarship of Communal Inquiry?’Teaching and Learning Inquiry: the journal of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learningvol 1 no.1
6. Parker, J. (June 2010) ‘Writing (in) the Disciplines’ in Parker, J. ed. Special International Issue on Writing in the Disciplines, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: an International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice (Sage) vol 9 no.2 pp. 131ff
7. Parker, J. (April 2009) ‘Academics’ Virtual Identities’ Teaching in Higher Education (Taylor and Francis) vol 14 (3) ISSN 1356-2517
8. Parker, J. (Nov 2008) ‘Beyond Disciplinarity: Humanities and Supercomplexity’, London Review of Education (Routledge ISSN1474-8460) 6 (3)
9. Parker, J.(Nov 2008) ‘Classics’ Complex Skills’ Council for University Classics Departments journal Bulletin
10. Parker, J. (Mar 2008) ‘Pedagogy of Confrontation’ in Classical and Modern Literature Special Issue 7 (2) (Missouri UP) ISSN 0197-2227
11. Parker J. (Feb 2008) ‘What have the Humanities to Offer 21st Century Europe?’ Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: an International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice (Sage) vol 7 no.1 pp. 83-96 ISSN 1474-0222
12. Parker, J (Nov 2007) ‘Diversity and the Academy’ Teaching in Higher Education Special Issue on Diversity and Commonality in Higher Education (Taylor and Francis) vol 12 nos 5-6 pp.787-92 ISSN 1356-2517
Recent book chapters include:
1. Parker, J. (2010). 'Framing ideas from classical language teaching, past and future'. In: Levine, G. and Phipps, A. eds. Critical and Intercultural Theory and Language Pedagogy. Oregon, USA: AAUSC
2. Parker, J. (2009) ‘Crossing Boundaries in Collaboration’ in Collaborative Working in Higher Education. The Social Academy ed. Kahn P. and Walsh, L (Routledge)
3. Donahue, T., Lea, M., Parker, J. Russell, D. and Street., B (2008) ‘Exploring notions of genre in 'academic literacies' and 'writing in the disciplines': approaches across countries and contexts’ in Bazerman, C. ed. Exploring Genre (Parlor Press)
HE POLICY AND SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING AND LEARNING (SOTL),
Jan is Co-convenor of the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology’s Higher Education Policy and Practices Research Group. http://creet.open.ac.uk/groups/hepprg/index.cfm
Jan is the leader of the OU Institutional Leadership team of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s international Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/programs/index.asp?key=21.
Current projects include ‘integrating social software in SoTL’, ‘evaluating “excellence” in SoTL’ and ‘Mode 2 Knowledge in and for the professions and professional, governmental and industrial stakeholders’ (case studies: work-based, medical, engineering, performance, sports, translation).
Both her journals (Teaching in Higher Education and Arts and Humanities in Higher Education) have been adopted by the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Her work on HE Policy and Practices has led to her appointment as a Research Associate of CHERI: the Open University’s Centre for HE Research and Information (www.open.ac.uk/cheri/)
Recent publications in this area include
Parker, J.(2006) ‘Voice and Identity in Changing Places’ in
ed by Malcolm Tight of International Perspectives on Higher Education Research
Parker, J. (2006) ‘A Mise en Scene for the Theatrical University’ in Reshaping Universities: new relationships between research, scholarship and teaching edited by Ronald Barnett
Parker J. (2005) ‘Aspirational Higher Education: Real Outcomes’ in
Probing the Boundaries of Education edited by Frank McMahon and Tom Claes
Parker J. (2005) 'The Academic Journals' Role: Mutual Transformation?’ in Fanghanel, J. and Warren, D. (eds) International Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Proceedings 2003 and 2004,
She has been Executive Editor of the Taylor and Francis ISI journal, Teaching in Higher Education since 2003.
HUMANITIES HIGHER EDUCATION
Chair of the inter-institutional, international Humanities Higher Education Research Group founded in 1990 by Ellie Chambers, Professor of Humanities Higher Education, Jan is now Editor-in-Chief of the peer reviewed, much cited Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: an international journal of theory, research and practice http://ahh.sagepub.com
Founding co-editor with Prof Ellie Chambers of HERG book series Teaching and Learning the Humanities in HE; editor of the Literature, Modern Languages and intercultural studies and Art and Architecture volumes published 2004-8, author with Prof Matthew Fox of the Classics, Classical Studies and Ancient History volume.
Current projects include
Future Priorities of the Humanities in Europe: What have the Humanities to Offer? for the European Commissioner and working papers for the EC Working Party on Future Priorities for Humanities Research. (Reports and manifesto published in AHHE 6.1 and 6.3, 2007)
Found in [intercultural, interdisciplinary, interlingual] Translation conference and AHRB workshops 2004-5 published as Translation, Trauma, Tradition: the Classic and the Modern ed. J Parker and T. Mathews, Oxford University Press 2007
Transforming Translation international conference at Cornell Society for the Humanities 2005 published as Transforming Translation ed. J.Parker, B. de Bary and J.Monroe, Cornell University Press 2007
DISCIPLINARY PROCESSES, DISCIPLINARY AND INTER-DISCIPLINARY PEDAGOGY
After acting as a Subject and Institutional Reviewer for the QAA and writing her subject’s Overview report, Jan argued for problematising and innovative definitions of ‘quality’ and ‘excellence’, for teaching-informed research (rather than just vice versa) and for a understanding of disciplinary communities based on processes and pedagogy. She was a founder member of the Centre for the Interdisciplinary Studies of HE at UCL.
Thinking, meaning making and writing in the disciplines.
Completed project: Integrating Assessment: the ‘Patchwork Text’ published in a Special Edition of Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2005 eds. J. Parker, P. Ovens and R Winter
Jan is a Research Associate of Cornell University’s Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines and was the keynote speaker at 3 annual international Cornell Writing in the Disciplines consortia and a plenary panel member at the international Thinking Writing symposium at Queen Mary College.
Recent and forthcoming publications in this area
Parker J. (2007) ‘In Transit: Developing Temporary, Transformatory Disciplinary Identity’ in Shifting Identities: Challenging Academic Literacies in Higher Education ed. C. Jones and F. English (Kluwer)
Parker, J (2007) ‘Can there be a Hermeneutic of the Other?’ in Transforming Translation ed. B. De Bary, Jonathan Monroe and J. Parker (Cornell UP)
Parker, J. (Oct 2003) ‘Reconceptualising the Curriculum: From Commodification to Transformation’ in the Special Issue on ‘Policy in Higher Education’ of Teaching in Higher Education Vol 8 no.4 pp 529-54
Parker, J. (Apr 2003) ‘Writing, Revising and Practising the Disciplines: Carnegie, Cornell and the Scholarship of Teaching’ Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: an International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice vol 2 no.2 pp. 139-154
Parker, J. (Nov 2002) ‘A New Disciplinarity: Communities of Knowledge, Learning and Practice’ in the Special Issues on Disciplinary Pedagogy of Teaching in Higher Education Vol 7 no. 4 pp.373-86
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning -
Carnegie Academy for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (team leader for the IET CASTL Institutional Leaders Program team 2006-9)
Modelling ‘Scholarship’ of Teaching and Learning
1. Defining and implementing a European understanding of the US ‘scholarship’; cf La Didactique in France and Pedagogical research in Australia
2. Special Issue on Theory of SoTL of the IET research group journal Arts and Humanities in HE to be published Nov 2008
3. Papers on the IET CASTL websites and to be developed for use by CAUs
4. 2005-8 2 Plenary papers on modelling SoTL presented at International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference, Washington DC 2006 and London 2005;
5. 2 Leverhulme invited speaker Leeds Met and Liverpool universities Feb and June 2008;
6. 3 Papers on SoTL to be presented at international conferences in 2008 – Achieving Excellence and Quality in Education (Alveiro May 2008) London International SoTL (May 2008; Pedagogical Research in Higher Education (Liverpool June 2008)
Academic Writing and Disciplinary Pedagogy
• Current collaborations include Writing in the Disciplines with Cornell’s Center for Writing in the Disciplines.
• Current project: Les écrits à l’université : Inventaires, Pratiques, Modèles (Written Texts at the University: Inventories, Practices, Models) funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche, with research partners in Lille, Paris and Maine.
• Member of the organising committee OU hosted Writing Development in Higher Education international conference, 2006; papers given annually at the European Association of Teachers of Academic Writing.
• Keynote papers given annually at the International Consortium for Writing in the Disciplines, 2002-5 and at the Leverhulme Thinking Writing Colloquium 2006.
Disciplinarity and disciplinary processes
• Current collaborations include:
‘signature pedagogies’ project with the Center for New Developments in Learning, Georgetown University, Washington DC and
‘genre’ with IET colleagues and with the Literacies in HE Research Group, presented as an invited session at the 2007 international Genre conference in Brazil and to be published .
• Current project: Interdisciplinary implications of ‘Translation’ with Cornell and UCL; outcomes 2 international conferences each resulting in an edited book (for Cornell UP and Oxford UP)
• Keynote speaker, 1st International Translation and Interpretation conference, Athens 06, invited to 2nd, Athens 08
• Completed project in 2007: review of ‘Excellence’ in HE for the HE Academy
• Current collaboration EUROCORES (European Science Funded European Collaborative Research) key EUROHESC project: Higher Education and Social Change, 3 million euros, PI John Brennan
• Completed collaboration in 2007: ‘Humanities distinctive processes’ for the European Commission Working Party on Future Priorities for Humanities Research
last updated 29-Nov-2012