Macquarie University expects its teaching staff and students to be well familiar with its assessment policy. Here are 7 points of the policy you need to know, follow and communicate to your students.
Photo Credit: Artwork by Auntie Kerrie Kenton, a Mudmap of Macquarie University.
Cultural Competency Consultation Workshop – March 2017
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“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
Video blogs, or vlogs, are a great way to quickly convey information in a personal and visual way. If you’ve thought about starting a vlog, or if you’re looking to take your current video blogging skills to the next level, I’ve got 6 tips to share with you that can help you create a better vlog. Continue reading 6 Tips To Improve Your Video Blogs
How can we maximise retention and minimise drop outs? While there are factors that affect students which are out of your control as teaching staff, there are ways you can mitigate these factors. Continue reading Understanding Why Students Drop Out
If you are an academic or a researcher many aspects of your work may be affected by the Defence Trade Control Act.
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.
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.