What do we mean when we talk about ethics? Is it behaviour towards others, rules and regulations, professional codes of conduct or is it regulatory guidelines for areas of specialisation, such as research involving people or animals? In higher education it is all these things and more. There are a range of approaches to teaching ethics. While the University’s regulatory framework for ethics is comprehensive and readily accessible, PACE unit convenors have also identified the need for a suite of resources that cover the more nebulous area of ethical practice in pedagogy and workplace contexts. As a result, PACE have developed a set of resources that can be utilised by unit convenors to support students going on a range of activities, be they local, international or on campus.
Harmony Day in Australia is often acknowledged through a celebration of certain aspects of cultural identity such as food, music, and dance. Whilst there is a place for such celebration, this year the newly established Student Equity and Diversity team is showcasing three Macquarie academics whose research explores issues pertinent to Australia’s ‘cultural harmony’, such as the extremist rhetoric from Trump and ISIS. Continue reading Harmony Day
Do you know the meaning of Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country?
Did you know that a Smoking Ceremony aims to cleanse and purify the space in which the ceremony takes place?
Do you know Macquarie university stands on the land of Darug people?
The faculty of Business and Economics in collaboration with the Learning Innovation Hub is proud to kick off the “Students as Partners” series of LTX events (for those of you unfamiliar, LTX stands for Learning and Teaching Exchange). On March 21st, 1pm-2pm, a panel of student representatives from FBE will share their experiences in class – from group work to teaching delivery and student engagement. In the second half of the event, the audience is invited to ask questions and engage with the panel, so please bring along any burning questions you might have!
How do we equip ourselves, and our students, to evaluate what is true, factual and relevant in a digital landscape which keeps throwing land bombs at us? Continue reading Avoiding the perils of misinformation
Communities of practice have long been recognised as valuable form of collective learning; a way to share ideas and strategies, develop solutions to problems, and generate innovations.
Scheduled system and network maintenance is taking place on Sunday 19 March 2017 from 6am to 5pm. Work is being undertaken to continue infrastructure, network and firewall upgrades, as a result the following systems and services are impacted:
Today, as we celebrate International Women’s Day, Macquarie University launched its Workplace Gender Equity Strategy. Professor Sakkie Pretorius, Co-Chair of the Gender Equity Strategy Committee, launched the Strategy and Vice-Chancellor Professor S. Bruce Downton and guest Kristina Keneally, 42nd Premier of NSW and Director of Gender Inclusion at MGSM, addressed a gathering at one of many launch events across campus today.
Did you know Macquarie University actively supports community volunteering by providing up to two days leave for continuing full time and part time staff?
Want to get published? Use our Library tools to work out which journals to approach
Deciding on a journal to approach with a view to publishing your work can be daunting. Where can you start? Who can you seek advice from?
The Library has several tools which can aid in finding appropriate journals and establishing your shortlist. These will help you find journals in your field as well as the key information about each to help with informed decisions.
Continue reading Getting published: knock, knock, knocking on journal doors