Principles for Partnership
The Principles for Partnership are designed by students and staff to underpin and guide partnership activity at Anglia Ruskin University, promoting an ethos of co-creation and collaboration and providing a mechanism for change and enhancement.
OUR VISION FOR PARTNERSHIP
Students and staff share responsibility as partners in the personal and institutional success of the learning community at ARU.
Underpinning this vision;
• Students and staff identify themselves as members of a shared learning community
• We are inclusive, acknowledging the diversity of our community and fostering partnership in many different forms and contexts
• Knowledge of partnership and other university practices is not assumed. We ensure all parties are equipped to act as partners
• Our approach will build on existing strengths until partnership operates at all levels within our university
KEY FOUNDATIONS FOR CREATING AN ETHOS OF PARTNERSHIP
Partnership processes and ways of working
Principle 1: RECIPROCAL TRUST, SUPPORT AND CHALLENGE
Students and staff will work together in a trusting and supportive relationship, sharing perceptions, knowledge, skills, experience and expertise, and acting as critical friends with the confidence to both challenge and learn from each other.
Principle 2: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
Effective communication will be a shared responsibility throughout all partnership activity to ensure that institutional messages, and project aims, processes and outcomes are characterised by a shared voice, are successful and have high impact.
Principle 3: CO-DESIGN AND CO-DELIVERY OF CHANGE
Responsibility for design and delivery of initiatives, including project management and operational actions, will be agreed and shared between students and staff, drawing in their peers and colleagues so as to support widespread improvement and change.
Institutional support and recognition for partnership
Principle 4: EFFECTIVE INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURES
Institutional structures, organisation, funding opportunities, committees and documentation will explicitly support and guide the development and implementation of partnership.
Principle 5: REWARD AND RECOGNITION
To demonstrate that partnership is highly valued by the University, reward and recognition processes will be put in place to commend students and staff who engage together in innovation and change.
Outcomes and impact of partnership
Principle 6: RECORDING AND COMMUNICATING IMPACT
Demonstration of the impact of partnership processes and outcomes on learners and learning is central to gaining continued and increasing support for partnership and for building a collaborative community. We will showcase successful processes and their outcomes, providing high visibility internally and externally, and thereby promoting and extending the University’s commitment to partnership.
Principle 7: LEGACY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Effective changes due to partnership will be embedded and maintained so as to support future student cohorts and to create an ethos of continuing commitment to partnership processes.