On a balmy spring afternoon in October Vice-Chancellor Professor Bruce Dowton addressed a crowd of Macquarie staff on Macquarie’s long-term strategic framework, Our Universities: A Framing of Futures, and the progress made in the last five years. Continue reading Framing of Futures
The Learning and Teaching Team in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences are planning a series of workshops between now and the end of the year. Continue reading FMHS L&T Workshops
Yesterday, in a stirring address, eminent elder and mentor Professor Bob Morgan, of the University of Newcastle, presented the 2017 Patyegarang Oration.
This year, to endorse and support the nexus between teaching and research, the Vice-Chancellor’s Learning & Teaching Awards and the Research Excellence Awards will be celebrated together, as the Academic Staff Awards. Winners of the awards will be announced in a ceremony on 1 November 2017. Continue reading Together At Last –
Introducing the Academic Staff Awards
A learning task and assessment like no other, first and third year MQ Advanced Biology students are developing activities for school students and community members participating in the ‘Wild Science Race’ at Taronga Zoo as part of Sydney Science Festival. Continue reading Science Students Racing at the Zoo
Two weeks ago the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia hosted HERDSA2017, a key conference on research and development in higher education. This year’s theme was “Curriculum Transformation” with presentations organised around practical implications, drivers and facilitators in curriculum transformation. A few colleagues from Macquarie and I enjoyed stimulating, eye opening and thought-provoking conversations.
Here is what I learned based on selected presentations I attended:
If you’re new to university teaching or new to teaching at Macquarie, registrations are now open for the Teaching Induction Program (TIP) and the Foundations in Learning and Teaching Program (FILT) for Session 2. Continue reading Professional Development for Session 2 – Registrations Now Open
As we near the end of session one, take a break from assessment and exam marking and check out three noteworthy events during June and July. Continue reading Catch Three Visiting Academics This Session Break
An LTX (Learning and Teaching Exchange) was held yesterday, 15 June, 2017, in the Macquarie Theatre on Rethinking ‘Lectures’ For The Digital Audience. Continue reading LTX Recording Now Available – Rethinking ‘Lectures’ For The Digital Audience
Recently, a Learning and Teaching Exchange (LTX) was held on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at Macquarie.