Nominations are currently open for the election of representatives to the Academic Senate. The Senate is the University’s principal academic governing body. Professor Mariella Herberstein, Chair of the Academic Senate, said that “being elected to Senate allows staff to become involved in critical matters which directly impact on the academic direction of the University. Our Senators provide critical perspectives and are important communication links between Senate and the research and teaching academy”. Continue reading Calling for Nominations: Who will be your next Academic Senate representative?
Wouldn’t it be great if indigenous knowledge and cultures were embedded into our classrooms? Wouldn’t it be good to be more aware of Indigenous stories and perspectives? Continue reading Indigenous Strategy 2016 – 2025……in a minute!
Are you interested in finding out what drives Peter Keegan, Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University? Do you want to know what he thinks about teaching and practice at university and his views on convening a blended learning unit? If so, join us for a chat with Peter. Continue reading Thoughts on teaching and practice: A chat with Peter Keegan
How does one design a non-accredited program? What works and what does not? This case study of a new Macquarie program shares some insights… Continue reading 9 tips for designing a non-accredited program: a case study
Deputy Chair Professor Jacqueline Phillips and I report on the most recent meeting of Macquarie University’s Academic Senate.
Progressing the innovation agenda at Macquarie University, a flurry of recent activity has given shape to two strategic priority projects: the Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID) led by the Office of Corporate Engagement and Advancement and the Macquarie University Incubator, co-led by Research, Learning and Teaching and Corporate Engagement, following 12 months of broad consultation.
Macquaries University’s Strategic Infrastructure Scheme (MQSIS), for Learning and Teaching is designed to support Faculties and Offices planning towards priority learning and teaching investments.
In 2016-17 MQSIS funds will only support submissions that target the development of blended learning that balance digital and physical environments, and extend use of digital possibilities. For example:
All eyes on the Academic Senate! Here’s my first video blog as Chair, summarising the main points of our most recent meeting.
One’s an entertainment spectacular that fully embraces glitter, wind machines and amazing hair. And the other one is Eurovision (ba dum tish!). But despite a few differences, they each have a superfan in the form of new Senate Chair Professor Mariella Herberstein, who says everyone should get involved in both.
It’s been a while, for which I must apologise. But there’s been a lot happening some of which I’ll write about in the weeks to come. In particular, the Learning and Teaching Strategic Framework (or White Paper) has been released – albeit somewhat quietly. Expect a little bit more noise soon as we roll out its implementation and this post marks the start of a more regular conversation.
For the moment though, I want to briefly reflect on the last few weeks.