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Higher Education Summit (April 09, Melbourne)

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 31st, 2008

The 7th Annual Higher Education Summit is being held on 2nd & 3rd April 2009 at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.
The theme for 2009 is ‘Exploring issues of interdependence, connectivity & the development of the individual institution,’ with a focus on the future of higher education in the context of the post-Bradley Review environment.
There is [...]

Understanding and Engaging Gen Y and Gen Z in the Tertiary Education Context

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 30th, 2008

Understanding and Engaging Gen Y and Z is the final Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM) professional development session for 2008.
Date: Friday 7 November
Time: 9.30am-12.30 pm
Venue: UTS Building 10, Level 6, Training Room 1
Cost: $176 ATEM, TEFMA or AAIR members, $198 non members (includes GST, catering & materials)
A 10 per cent discount applies if three [...]

First Year Experience Curriculum Design Symposium

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 29th, 2008

Registration (free!) is now open for a First Year Experience symposium on the 5th and 6th January 2009 at QUT.  The forum is the outcome of an ALTC grant, and the topic is ‘Articulating a Transition Philosophy’ (or, as the website describes it, “a guiding philosophy for intentional first year curriculum design that carefully [...]

Do-it-yourself transcripts

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 27th, 2008

University World News reports that Rutgers University is implementing an ‘honour system’ for admissions.  High schools will no longer provide the university with applicants’ academic transcripts; instead, applicants enter their own grades and high school courses in an online application form.  An official transcript will eventually be reviewed for every applicant who is admitted and [...]

Postgrad study in higher education at MQ

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 25th, 2008

Applications are now open for the Postgraduate Program in Higher Education, offered through ACES. Programs focus on the following specialisations:

Higher education learning and teaching (including postgraduate research supervision)
E-learning in higher education
Leadership, management and administration in higher education

Macquarie University staff are eligible for a waiver of tuition fees for the three core units of the Postgraduate [...]

Are leftie teachers failing students?

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 24th, 2008

In The Sydney Morning Herald on October 21, Nigel Freitas (Young Liberal and Director of Make Education Fair) claimed that left-wing views held by academics are “harmful to students, damaging to standards and … threaten[ing] intellectual diversity.”
Many Australian educators are activists masquerading as academics, agitating for radical far-left causes well outside, and profoundly hostile to, [...]

L&T Lunchbox 2

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 23rd, 2008

Into learning and teaching? Want to meet others with the same interest? Want help with grants or awards?  Want to know what the ALTC are doing?
Then the informal L&T Lunchbox is for you.
In the second Lunchbox you will not only get to chat and networking with other great teachers, but also hear how to go [...]

Students watch lecture videos in fast forward

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 22nd, 2008

Remember the 5 minute university?  The Wired Campus blog reports that students speed up online recordings of lectures and zip through hour-long presentations in as little as 30 minutes.
On his blog Sharing Nicely, Jan Philipp Schmidt from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, summed up comments he heard at the recent Open [...]

CFP – HERDSA 2009 (July 09, Darwin)

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 21st, 2008

The HERDSA 2009 Conference will be held from 6-9 July 2009 at Charles Darwin University, Darwin.
The theme is The Student Experience.  Possible topics include:

Online learning/ICT
First Year Experience
Curriculum Design
Academic development
Scholarship of Teaching
Employability skills
Language, Literacy & Numeracy
Indigenous Learners
Student Support
Education research
Quality assurance

The closing date for submissions is 20 February 2009.

CFP – Improving Student Learning (Sept 09, UK)

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on October 20th, 2008

Papers are invited for Improving Student Learning – For the 21st Century Learner to be held at Imperial College London from 7–9 September 2009.  The theme is “through the curriculum” and suggested topics include:

Problem-based learning and enquiry-based learning
Research-based curriculum
Internationalisation of the curriculum
Global citizenship
Assessment as learning
The student experience and learning
Widening participation
Lifelong learning
Skills development

The deadline for submissions [...]