Picture yourself with a writing deadline looming. The telephone is ringing, the inbox overflowing, students or colleagues want your attention. Upon reading the 1000 words you have just written, you delete them and start again. If this scenario sounds familiar to you, you are probably wondering: how can I make my writing happen in everyday life? Continue reading How do we make academic writing happen?
Macquarie staff have fared extremely well in the 2013 Unijobs Lecturer of the Year Awards. After more than 100,000 votes were counted, no less than six of our staff placed among the top 15 lecturers in Australia!
Department of Biological Sciences’ Professor Michael Gillings continued his rise up the list over recent years, coming in at second overall! (See his Tedx MacquarieUniversity talk here).
Other Macquarie staff placed in the top 15 were:
- Dr Paul Mason, Anthropology (3rd)
- Dr Kevin Brooks, Psychology (6th)
- Matthew Mansour, Computing / Accounting & Corporate Governance (11th)
- Dr Andrew Dahdal, Accounting & Corporate Governance (12th)
- Associate Professor Greg Downey, Anthropology (13th)
You can see the full list of the winners, plus the top ten lecturers from Macquarie, here.
Workshop: Touching on Technology for Parents – Dr Kate Highfield, Tuesday 24 June 2014, 6pm – 8pm
Please visit our website to download a registration form http://www.iec.mq.edu.au/research/cfrc/news_and_events/cfrc_workshops/touching_on_technology_for_parents/ or print the registration form attached HighfieldK_WorkshopFlyer_24.6
Deadline Extended: Learning and Teaching Week Proposals and Reviewers (22-25 September, 2014)
Good news! The deadline for submitting your proposals for this year’s Learning and Teaching Week – “Less is More” – has been extended to Friday 23 May.
We are still seeking interesting, exciting practice-based contributions for nano-presentations, demonstrations and poster sessions, as well as papers based on research and scholarship. Proposals for workshops, roundtable discussions and symposia are also welcome.
How to Submit
Abstracts are now due by Friday 23 May, 2014 and must be submitted via the the Learning and Teaching Week website. More information about the types of sessions and the criteria for proposals are available on the website.
Expressions of interest from those interested in reviewing abstracts are also still welcome.
Contact: Elizabeth Shoostovian or call ext.1608.
Closing Date : Friday 27 June 2014 by 5:00PM
The purpose of this award is to promote, recognise and reward excellence in coursework teaching at either undergraduate or postgraduate levels.
In 2013 Macquarie University explored the development of open education courses across a number of discipline areas. The Becoming Human: Anthropology open education course by Macquarie University’s own Associate Professor Greg Downey was produced by The Education Studio at Macquarie University and Open Universities Australia. It has now run a number of times and has constantly received favourable reviews, such as these below: Continue reading Successful Open Education Course
Closing Date: Friday 27 June
The purpose of these awards is to promote, recognise and reward learning and teaching support programs and services that make an outstanding contribution to the quality of student learning and the quality of the student experience at Macquarie.
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Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Closing Date : Friday 27 June 2014 by 5:00 PM.
The purpose of these awards is to promote, recognise and reward the diverse contributions that individuals and teams make to the quality of student learning.