With the new Academic Promotion Scheme set to be released in April this year, we are hosting an information session to provide an overview of the new scheme and what it means for career development of our academic community.
Date: Monday 24 April 2017
Time: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm
Venue: Macquarie Theatre
To register and for more information, contact Catherine L. R. McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9850 4287.
“It was great to be able to network with professionals in the industry I am interested in making a career of, and I’m currently considering a variety of further study options related to the work I completed on my placement.” Madelyn Hawken (Aspire Early Intervention) Continue reading The Power of PACE: Transitioning from University to Employment
While maintaining productivity and motivation in your everyday tasks, you may feel at times like your teaching efforts go unannounced. But you need to be reminded that your work is acknowledged and more often than not inspires others. Below we will hear from Professor John Croucher (pictured above receiving the award at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, from Senator Scott Ryan), the 2013 recipient of the now Australian University Teacher of the Year (AAUT). Continue reading Australian Awards for University Teaching
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.
Continue reading Keeping PACE with Ethical Practice – Teaching ethics in Professional and Community Engagement
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.
Continue reading Interested in PACE? Then join the CoP!
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:
Continue reading Planned IT maintenance window – Sunday 19 March 2017
A new learning analytics tool in iLearn is available for session 1. The Moodle Engagement Analytics Plugin (MEAP) tracks which students you deem at risk of falling behind. It allows you to create a customised profile of an “at-risk student” in your unit, send personalised, tailored emails to students that meet that profile. It can also provide you (and your HOD) with a record of what you have done to help your students.
Continue reading Learning Analytics comes to iLearn
Welcome back for the start of Session 1!
You may have already had a faculty shindig or two but how about we get together for an all-staff, cross-faculty ‘Start of Session 1’ meet up?
Are you new to Macquarie and want to meet other staff members? Feeling the need to be more social? Want to meet people from other faculties? Just happy to make it through Week 1?
Meet us at the U-Bar
Friday 10 March, 2017
From 4pm (Happy Hour is 4:30-6:30)
We’ll have a section just to ourselves, in the ‘grass/beer garden’ area. Pop it in the diary – hope to see you there!
Join the MPID Healthcare Hackathon to help transform the consumer healthcare industry. Use exclusive access to NAB’s healthcare data to uncover digital solutions to benefit consumers.
The MPID Healthcare Hackathon is a Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID) initiative that brings together industry, students and entrepreneurs in the name of healthcare innovation.
This free event will be held at Macquarie University from Saturday 25 to Sunday 26 February 2017.
Come on your own or in a group. The hackathon will be an opportunity to network, develop skills and win cash prizes. Teams will also have the chance to work with the MPID incubator to commercialise their idea.
To register now or for more information visit: nab.co/healthhack
Lectern training will be held next Thursday and Friday to introduce teaching staff to the various types of lecterns on campus. Continue reading Lectern Training for Session 1