Hungarian Higher Education in Crisis? An Institutional Ethnography of Hungarian Higher Education

October 16, 2019

Free webinar |  | 1-2 PM ET

In light of recent threats to academic freedom and institutional autonomy from the Hungarian government (Parson & Steele, In Press, Karáth, 2018; Matthews, 2017), this webinar will report on findings from an institutional ethnography of STEM education in Hungary that sought to understand if and how larger higher education policies, practices, and discourses are impacting Hungarian Higher Education in practice.

Research partially funded by the Gloria R. Nathanson Research Fund for International Education
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Presenter: Laura Parson
Assistant Professor, Higher Education Administration Program
Auburn University

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Laura Parson is an Assistant Professor in the Higher Education Administration Program at Auburn University and Higher Education Administration MEd/PhD Program Coordinator. Her Ph.D. is in Teaching & Learning, Higher Education from the University of North Dakota. She has a MEd, Adult Education from Westminster College with a certification in Teaching English as a Second Language.

Her research interests focus on identifying the institutional practices, processes, and discourses that coordinate the teaching and learning experiences of women in higher education, explored through a critical lens. She is a qualitative methodologist, with a focus on ethnographic and discourse methods of inquiry. Her research questions seek to understand how pedagogy, classroom climate, institutional environment, and curriculum inform student experiences, and how the institution coordinates those factors through translocal practices.

Moderator: Melanie Gottlieb
Deputy Director, AACRAO

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