Congratulations goes to the following award winners for their outstanding contributions to innovative and quality learning and teaching, using new pedagogical models and technology to inspire, motivate and engage students with their learning experience:
Recently FBE announced its Deans awards in areas of Curriculum innovation, Program leadership, Student experience, First year experience, Research supervision, Research excellence and Leadership and External engagement. Continue reading Deans Awards – Steve Erichsen
This year the Department of International Studies: Languages and Cultures has launched a new Program, English as a Foreign Language convened by Dr Lai Ping Florence Ma.
Who is the new program for?
It is designed for students from non-English speaking backgrounds, aiming to further develop and consolidate their English language skills for academic, professional and social settings. It provides ample opportunities for students to practise reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through extensive in-class activities, online practice, and independent learning. Students will develop a deep understanding of the structural properties of English through analysing a variety of spoken and written English texts.
This program also develops students’ inter-cultural awareness and communication skills to enable them to become competent communicators in local, international and cross-cultural contexts. It equips students with useful language skills to complete their academic studies successfully and to broaden their career options.
Modes and units offered
This program is offered through both on-campus and external mode, and it currently consists of 4 units:
- EFLA100 (English as a Foreign Language in Practice)
- EFLA110 (English as a Foreign Language Consolidation)
- EFLA201 (English as a Foreign Language Expansion I)
- EFLA202 (English as a Foreign Language Expansion II)
For more information, please click on the link – English as a Foreign Language or contact Dr Florence Ma: firstname.lastname@example.org
The new Assessment Policy and Schedules are now up on Policy Central (links below).
The new policy has been approved for implementation from Session 2 this year so it is critical that all staff are familiar with the requirements.
- Assessment Policy (effective Session 2 2016)
- Schedule 1 Grading Requirements
- Schedule 2 Unit Assessment Requirements
- Schedule 3 Higher Degree Research Assessment Requirements (under development)
- Schedule 4 Final Examination Requirements
- Schedule 5 Moderation Requirements
For a concise outline of the main changes to assessment, see Mitch Parsell’s post here.
A new Assessment Policy has just been approved by the Academic Senate and will come into effect for Session 2. Associate Professor Michael Hitchens, FSE’s Associate Dean Quality and Standards, gives his answers to some real questions academics have asked about the policy.
By day, Agnes is an academic and a grammar lover. By night, she is a reader, dreamer and zombie lover. Both day and night, she is a mischievous, curious, feminist mother.
Have you ever been stuck for a good idea? The library has developed a new module called ‘Generating Ideas’ that can be integrated into iLearn units. Researchers and students are encouraged to use it to stimulate ideas about topics.
Continue reading Generating Ideas – new Library module
Faculty of Arts Learning & Teaching welcomes a new team member Chris Froissard, Senior Learning Designer.
Continue reading The Arts L&T Team has a new member!
I would like to personally extend a very warm welcome to Rebecca “Bec” Ritchie, our new Senior Learning Designer, who has joined Alex “X-Ray” Thackray in the Faculty of Human Sciences Learning and Teaching Design team, based in the Student Centre.