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A gut-wrenching feeling has stirred within me that I can no longer ignore. I’ve had to honestly ask myself: have I lost momentum in my career, and life in general? And if so, how do I get these proverbial balls rolling again?
Continue reading Have You Lost Momentum?
What is a meme and how can I use it?
Continue reading Meme Me Up
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
Last week’s story on international students provided insights on this group of students, their experiences and an overview of resources available for teachers and international students. In this post, we draw attention to the impact of diversity on learning and teaching and provide some suggestions on how to incorporate more awareness and understanding into your practice.
Continue reading Teaching With Cultural Diversity
Need to order your student experience surveys? The Teaching Evaluation for Development Service (TEDS) has a brand new website, with many of the additional resources you need located in a handy iLearn unit.
Continue reading New Student Survey Sites
Nearly 300,000 international students chose to pursue their higher education in Australia in 2017 (Australian Government 2017). That’s almost three times the seating capacity at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the sporting fans reading this! If Macquarie Learning & Teaching staff increase their awareness of the experience of international students, and know where to find support, as a community we can foster a positive learning environment for over 20% of our cohort.
Continue reading How Well Do You Know Your International Students?
Agnes Bosanquet is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Faculty of Human Sciences. I sat down with her to find out more about her blog, The Slow Academic. Continue reading Meet Agnes, The Slow Academic
Least week, the Learning Innovation Hub strategy team got together to report back on recent professional development activities. I learned that some meetings can actually inspire rather than bore. With connection being the central theme of Learning for the Future, we need to actively work to improve connections within our teams.
Continue reading A Safe Space For Team Sharing
[adapted from a previous article by Chris Froissard]
Are you a new member of teaching staff at Macquarie? You may be feeling overwhelmed, in the lead up Session 2, having to familiarise yourself with a new learning platform, a myriad of new educational technologies, and the many policies and customs of your department and faculty. Continue reading Top Tips If You’re New To Teaching (Or Need A Refresher)