In this, my very last Senate summary, there are important issues to contemplate arising from the most recent meeting of Senate. One that I will reserve for a separate post is the key topic of Academic Integrity, and in particular the report of the Academic Integrity workshops hosted by Senate in November 2015.
This year the Strategic Priority Grants Scheme will support targeted, commissioned projects that will make a contribution to strategic objectives.
Continue reading Strategic Priority Grants: Commissioned Project Applications due 9 May
My family and I are proud Wiradjuri people, and I grew up on Darkinjung country on the Central Coast. I like to say that I was destined to be the first person in my family to go to university, but unfortunately my brother stole that title from me by about a year.
Your chance to join the dialogue about the way forward for Indigenous access and participation at Macquarie: the Indigenous Strategy Green Paper Forum on 10 February.
“What is important is where students finish, not where they start”. Macquarie’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor John Simons on the reasons why universities shouldn’t fixate on ATARs, in the Financial Review.
Appointed last year, Director of Indigenous Strategy Shane Hearn didn’t want to leap straight into a strategy document. That’s because we as a University need to engage in a real dialogue about Indigenous access and participation, and create the whole of university partnerships that will pave the way forward. Enter our Indigenous Strategy Green Paper – quite possibly a sector first.
Earlier this year, Academic Senate welcomed academic integrity expert, Dr Tracey Bretag from the University of South Australia, who briefed Senators on the state of policy in this area, and on mechanisms to encourage student and staff understanding and ownership of academic integrity principles and good practice.
Introducing a new vision for Learning and Teaching at Macquarie University, which prioritises supporting staff to provide excellence in student experience and outcomes.
The June Senate agenda was jam-packed with important business which is no doubt reflective of the hard work going on around campus. Perhaps the recent cold snap can be blamed for encouraging us to stay in our offices and ticking off items from our to-do-lists.
The Teaching Index recognises and rewards Macquarie staff for their engagement with learning and teaching. It is one of several schemes made available to staff out of the Office of the PVC Learning and Teaching.
For 2015, the scheme has been revised and simplified.