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World’s oldest graduate

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 31st, 2010

Here’s an inspiring story from Life Matters on Radio National:
Allan Stewart became the world’s oldest graduate, according to the Guinness Book of Records, after completing a law degree in 2006 at the grand age of 91.  Allan is 95 now and is back at university, this time studying complementary medicine, and his [...]

F: a festival, a conference, a future (April 10-11, Sydney)

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 30th, 2010

The F conference  is Sydney’s first feminist conference in 10 years!   Held over a weekend, minimal registration fees, high profile speakers and the opportunity to contribute.
Find out more.

Taunting the PhDs

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 26th, 2010

Thanks to Mel Gregg for this link!

Dangerously irrelevant

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 25th, 2010

From Scott McLeod, Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University, creator of the Shift Happens videos, and blogger at Dangerously Irrelevant:

Are schools dangerously irrelevant?
Educational research consistently finds that the vast majority of students day-to-day classroom work occurs in relative isolation, is primarily paper-based, and focuses on factual recall [...]

Find out who’s researching what

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 24th, 2010 “helps academics find out who’s researching what”:

Follow others from around the world who share your research interests
Discover what colleagues at your institution are researching
Keep track of the latest developments in your field – papers, conferences, blog posts
Create your own page and update your research status

Start on Macquarie’s page.

Researching L&T Seminar (Thurs 25 March)

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 23rd, 2010

Researching Learning and Teaching

Thursday 25th March 2010, 1pm to 2pm, E6A 116
Changing perceptions underpinning graduate attributes: a pilot study (Agnes Bosanquet)
The research discussed in this paper presents the preliminary findings of a comparative analysis of graduate attributes statements across Australian universities.  Specifically, it addresses the change over fifteen years through a thematic and word frequency [...]

CFP: A Scholarly Affair (Byron Bay, Dec 2010)

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 22nd, 2010

The School of Arts and Social Sciences and Centre for Peace and Social Justice at Southern Cross University is proudly hosting the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia’s Annual Conference:
‘A Scholarly Affair’
Byron Bay
7-9 December 2010
This conference focuses on the contribution that Cultural Studies makes as an interdisciplinary space for reflexive, critical and empirically based research to [...]

Good versus evil

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 19th, 2010

Good to see The Chronicle of Higher Education addressing epic battles of good and evil in higher education:

Upcoming workshops: enrol now!

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 18th, 2010

Successfully Supporting Students with a Mental Illness
Thursday 18th March 2010, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, E6A 116
Mental illness is a disease of the young and students who have a mental illness are now the largest and fastest growing group registered with the Disability Support Unit.  This presentation will describe some of [...]

A national calamity

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on March 17th, 2010

From University World News:
So difficult has life become for Australian PhD and masters by research students that the numbers starting the degrees are falling and completion rates are among the lowest in the developed world. At the same time, foreign student commencements in PhD degree courses have rocketed by 125% over the past six years [...]