Appointed last year, Director of Indigenous Strategy Shane Hearn didn’t want to leap straight into a strategy document. That’s because we as a University need to engage in a real dialogue about Indigenous access and participation, and create the whole of university partnerships that will pave the way forward. Enter our Indigenous Strategy Green Paper – quite possibly a sector first.
Have you ever wondered how different faculties at Macquarie might approach program-based design? We asked Professor Anne Ross-Smith (Associate Dean of Curriculum and Quality Assurance, Faculty of Business and Economics) to share her thoughts.
Term or phrase: Digital literacy
Following a highly competitive round of applications to the Learning and Teaching Strategic Priority Grant scheme, successful projects have been announced.This new grant scheme supports projects that align with the Learning and Teaching Strategic Framework Green Paper and upcoming White Paper.
The Learning and Teaching Green Paper includes a proposal for ‘Developing and leading teaching models that promote enquiry-driven learning and prepare students for productive professional and civic lives’. Depending on your point of view, this is either a highly ambitious aspiration for the university, or a reflection of what we already do. Don’t we ask students to address questions and topics already, and isn’t that an enquiry?
Can Macquarie meet the challenge of producing ‘T-shaped’ graduates who are equipped to flourish in today’s 24/7, digitalised, entrepreneurial workplace? Yes we can, says Career and Employment Manager Julie Doherty.
What happens when you put 17 unit convenors in a room with the Green Paper? A lively discussion around the ‘connected learning community’.
The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) has released an addendum addressing and updating some of the key issues in the Learning and Teaching Strategic Framework Green Paper.
What topics were trending at the Learning and Teaching Green Paper Town Hall meeting on 9 June? Here’s a run down of some of the top #mqgreenpaper tweets.
When Associate Professor Michael Hitchens studied for his mathematics degree, nobody ever talked about what he would do with it after graduation. Thirty years later, he says, we have a responsibility to our students to do more.