Who are the Learning Designers and what do they do? This week’s edition focuses on the Learning Designers within the Learning Innovation Hub.
Macquarie has an extraordinary history of inspiring stories of learning and discovery. As part of ongoing work to serve and engage with our communities, Macquarie University’s senior leadership team want to develop a clear narrative and a strong proposition for communications to various audiences by portraying our collective story.
The Learning Innovation Hub was established in early 2016, after the Learning and Teaching Centre discontinued. The LIH brings to the community many different and diverse skills and resources.
Did you know Macquarie University actively supports community volunteering by providing up to two days leave for continuing full time and part time staff?
What makes a students university experience ‘successful’?
Welcome back for the start of Session 1!
You may have already had a faculty shindig or two but how about we get together for an all-staff, cross-faculty ‘Start of Session 1’ meet up?
Are you new to Macquarie and want to meet other staff members? Feeling the need to be more social? Want to meet people from other faculties? Just happy to make it through Week 1?
Meet us at the U-Bar
Friday 10 March, 2017
From 4pm (Happy Hour is 4:30-6:30)
We’ll have a section just to ourselves, in the ‘grass/beer garden’ area. Pop it in the diary – hope to see you there!
All of a sudden it’s O-week and you find yourself amongst the hustle and bustle of Session 1. Is your unit set up properly in iLearn, are you ready for your first lecture, are you still in summer holiday mode or are you on track with your new year’s resolution to do things differently? Continue reading Introducing Teche INSIGHTS with Prashan Karunaratne
At this time of year, most people I talk to are either bone tired, irritated by small things more than normal or crazy excited about the holidays. It’s easy to forget the things that you love about your job, what gets you out of bed every morning. So I thought I’d take five to reflect on the top five (reasons) why I love my job. Continue reading 5 reasons why I love my job
Let’s celebrate some of our colleagues’ achievements, who have been recognised for their work in learning and teaching.
As educators, we have an influential role in the lives of so many. Everyone remembers that one teacher, lecturer or tutor who sparked a passion in them, bolstered and believed in them or who became a role model.
As a student teacher on a prac, one of my supervisors said ‘Congratulations, you have entered one of the oldest and most noble professions. Don’t ever forget that you are shaping the future, each day.’
It is a great reminder of how important learning and teaching is, and the work we do with students today will affect them and the greater world for years to come.
Australian Psychological Society Psychology Teacher of The Year (Macquarie University)
Congratulations Wayne Warburton! This is an award voted by students and is the second year running that Wayne has won.
2, yes 2 out 3 Vice Chancellor Awards
- Congratulations to Jean Brick – VC Award for Teaching Excellence
- The Organisational Psychology Team – VC Award for Programs that Enhance Learning
Prof Barbara Griffin, Prof Mark Wiggins, Dr Monique Crane, Dr Ben Searle, Ms Linda Yeomans, Dr Mel Taylor, Dr Jaime Auton, and Dr Jennifer Barbour
2 out of 3 inaugural Teche Awards
Congratulations to Rebecca Ritchie (yes, feels weird congratulating myself).
- People’s Choice (Best post) for Brave Girl, Transgender Teen,
- and Post with the most impact, Why we need dogs at work at Macquarie
I hadn’t really thought about food archaeology much until one day in the car. I was sitting idle in the Saturday morning traffic on the Pacific Highway listening to the radio. Simon Marnie on ABC 702 was talking about beer that had been brewed from yeast salvaged from 220 year old Tasmanian shipwreck. Not too long later, I heard about an American who ate a cracker from the Civil War. So how old is too old to eat?