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Writing Grant Applications

Posted by Jayde Cahir on April 1st, 2011

‘Grant writing varies widely across the disciplines, and research intended for epistemological purposes (philosophy or the arts) rests on very different assumptions than research intended for practical applications (medicine or social policy research). Nonetheless, this handout from The Writing Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill attempts to provide a general introduction to grant writing [...]

FLaMe Project

Posted by Lyn Collins on December 3rd, 2010

photo © 2007 Ellen | more info (via: Wylio)FLaMe is an acronym which stands for ‘flexible learning at Macquarie’.  The Educational Development Group was recently awarded a Teaching Delivery Grant to design and run a 16-hour program to support blended delivery at Macquarie University with a trial group of up to 30 Academic staff. The [...]

How will the lecture look?

Posted by Elaine Huber on September 14th, 2010

There is great discussion going on around many institutions about the changing face of learning spaces. How will the lecture look in the future? Will the lecture theatres be empty? Students learning online; juggling their work and study; ubiquitous learning. The list goes on. The latest round of Macquarie Learning and Teaching Grants are rewarding [...]

Water cooler conversation: my education

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on February 10th, 2010

Listen to the podcast from Radio National’s recent Water Cooler Conversation program:
The launch of the federal government’s MySchool website has sparked passionate debates about academic achievement, public versus private schools and funding priorities.
And, no doubt, there’ll be even more spirited discussion when the next part of the MySchool site is launched later this year with [...]

How-to videos for award applications

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on February 9th, 2010

Check out the LTC’s  great new how-to videos on developing successful applications for  Macquarie University Teaching Awards:

Teaching Philosophy
Innovation and Creativity
Sources of Evidence
Student Voice
Writing an Application
Finding Advice
References
Benefits

Funding “excellence in teaching”

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on December 11th, 2009

From The Australian on Wedneday 9 December 2009:
Education Minister Julia Gillard has warned universities that she will be looking for results as the government ties new performance funding to teaching outcomes from 2012 …
Ms Gillard said universities in Canada, the UK and the US have been outperforming Australian universities in terms of graduate satisfaction. And [...]

Should public money only be used for public education?

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on July 9th, 2009

“Public Funding of Private Education is Unconscionable” was the topic of the most recent IQ Squared debate.  Australian Policy Online reports:
Unusually for the series, the pre-debate poll had the audience evenly split on the issue, and speakers from both teams elicited laughter, cheers and boos. High profile speakers like Jane Caro (for) and Michael Duffy [...]

Further responses to Budget 2009

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 21st, 2009

Following the celebrations reported in this blog last week, responses to Budget 2009 have been tempered.
The Australian reports that unis are facing a tough couple of years waiting for the money to start flowing.  Tim Brailsford, president of the Australian Business Deans Council and dean at the University of Queensland, said: “We are reliant both [...]

MQ Learning and Teaching Grants Closing Soon

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 18th, 2009

Applications for internal Learning and Teaching Grants close 29 May 2009!

Competitive Grants (up to $10,000)
Emerging Technologies Grant Scheme (Stage 1 – up to $5,000; Stage 2 – up to $20,000; Stage 3 – up to $40,000)
L&T Priority Grants (up to $30,000)
Teaching Equipment Scheme (between $10,000 and $50,000)

Guidelines and Application forms can be found on Provost’s [...]

Responses to Budget 2009

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on May 15th, 2009

The overwhelming response to the Budget’s “education revolution” has been a positive one.
The VCs are happy – Steven Schwartz describes it as “a ray of light”, Ian Chubb is “delighted”, Alan Robson and Sandra Harding were similarly positive.
David Barrow, President of the National Union of Students said: “Thumbs up for massive education funding, thumbs up [...]