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20092019
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Biography

Jennifer Ruskin is Academic Lead for the Co-op and Internships program, which is part of Macquarie University’s award-winning PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) office. She is director of the Bachelor of Professional Practice and coordinates with disciplines across the University to develop academic programs that enable students to develop skills that enhance adaptability in workplaces of the future. Jennifer collaborates with students, partners and university staff to co-create content for professional practice units. Prior to joining PACE, she completed her PhD exploring the motivations of social entrepreneurs while teaching across a range of management, entrepreneurship and marketing subjects. Jennifer is passionate about teaching, experiential learning, entrepreneurship and social enterprise development. She is a former Peace Corps Volunteer whose past employers include Women’s Economic Ventures, Save the Children and Frost & Sullivan. Jennifer completed a BA at the University of Michigan and an MSc at the London School of Economics.

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Research Outputs 2009 2019

A case for involving workplace partners alongside university students and staff in curriculum co-creation

Ruskin, J. & Bilous, R. H., 2 Aug 2019, 2019 national students as partners roundtable: program. UNSW, p. 10 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference abstractResearch

Open Access
workplace
staff
curriculum
university
student

A resource-based view of extending the breadth or depth of practice-based learning programs

Ruskin, J., Fannon, A-M., Hutchison, J. & Smith, E., 4 Jul 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

university
resources
learning
partner relationship
student
workplace
university
learning
staff
student

Co-creating curriculum to support co-op: a case for engaging both partners and students

Ruskin, J., Hutchison, J. & Bilous, R., 5 Oct 2018. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

curriculum
student
industry
role play
learning

Co-creating curriculum on a shoestring with student, industry partner and staff engagement

Ruskin, J. & Bilous, R., 2017, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc. Curriculum Transformation: abstract book. p. 42 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference abstractResearchpeer-review

staff
curriculum
industry
resources
student