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Calling all Early Career Academics

Posted by Jayde Cahir on May 18th, 2011

Do you aspire to work in academia?
Or are you an early career academic?
We want to hear from you!
A research team from Macquarie University, University of Queensland and Giffith University are investigating the experiences, career aspirations and expectations of early career academics and those aspiring to academic roles.
Our definition of ‘early career academic’ is an inclusive [...]

New Academic Developer at LTC – Dr Stefan Popenici

Posted by Jayde Cahir on May 17th, 2011

Dr Stefan Popenici is a scholar specialised in education with extensive experience in teaching and research in Europe, North America, South East Asia and New Zealand. He joined the Learning and Teaching Centre in March 2011. Stefan is a long term associate with various initiatives in imaginative education, creativity and educational reform,; he is a [...]

Kindle DX Study

Posted by Jayde Cahir on May 4th, 2011

A study of student use of the Kindle DX at the University of Washington gave the device decidedly mixed reviews. According to Inside Higher Ed article released today, ‘the study involved first-year graduate students in computer science and engineering — students who are presumably comfortable with digital information. But seven months into the study, 60 percent [...]

Macquarie University Research Awards are now open!

Posted by Jayde Cahir on April 18th, 2011

All staff and higher degree research students can enter individual or team-based research projects for the Macquarie University Research Awards. Three nominees will be shortlisted in each category, and the winner will be announced during the Research Awards dinner on 11 October 2011, alongside our newly appointed Distinguished Professors.
Researchers can submit their projects in one [...]

Burnout in university teaching staff

Posted by Jayde Cahir on April 15th, 2011

In March, Jenny Watts and Noelle Robertson from the University of Leicester, published an article entitled Burnout in university teaching staff: a systematic literature review, in Educational Research. Watts and Robertson’s article reveals how ‘few studies have investigated the emotional consequences of teachers’ stress and even fewer have specifically focused on university educators. [Their] systematic [...]

Writing Groups

Posted by Jayde Cahir on April 12th, 2011

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published an article called ‘The Rules of Writing Group’ by Claire P. Curtis. In this article Associate Professor Curtis outlines how their writing group was formed and her experience over the last five years. From this experience she explains ‘the rules’ that have made the writing group so successful. [...]

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 [...]

Coming Soon… Free online access to all Routledge Education Journals throughout April 2011!

Posted by Jayde Cahir on March 21st, 2011

Routledge is giving everyone an opportunity to access their complete range of educational journals for FREE throughout April 2011. This includes content from each journal’s entire archive, as well as the most recent articles.
Find out more at  Access will be available through this page from 1st April 2011 until 30th April 2011 inclusive.

Green light for ALTC 2011 grants, awards and citations

Posted by Jayde Cahir on March 14th, 2011

The Australian Learning and Teaching Council has committed to running three of its four flagship grants programs, plus the national higher education teaching awards, and citations in 2011. [Read more]

Information for HDR Supervisors and Candidates

Posted by Jayde Cahir on March 14th, 2011

Time management, writing, maintaining enthusiasm … are some of the many factors that help (or hinder) HDR candidates completion. There are a plethora of resources on the web that address these issues, however there are two resources below that may be helpful. These resources include strategies for both writing and maintaining a healthy supervisor-candidate relationship.
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