Are you one of these people who finds themselves saying at a dinner party “At least there is a lot of autonomy in what I do…” when you talk about your teaching??
Think again. Research suggests that working in isolation might actually be harmful for your job satisfaction and well-being, especially if you are an ‘early career’ academic.
Continue reading A toxic effect of ‘flying solo’ for teaching staff
How does one design a non-accredited program? What works and what does not? This case study of a new Macquarie program shares some insights… Continue reading 9 tips for designing a non-accredited program: a case study
Macquarie undergraduate student Aprill Miles took to the podium to deliver a keynote at the German Undergraduate Research Conference last month. For Aprill, the experience of working on her own research project has been truly transformational. It also opened her eyes on why many students rarely go ‘outside of the box’ in their university assignments. Continue reading University assignments: why students rarely go ‘outside of the box’
Program-level design helps to provide students with a coherent learning pathway, and ensures what they experience is more than a ‘collection of individual units’.
One Macquarie program that has successfully implemented program-level design is the Doctor of Physiotherapy. We talked to Associate Professor Mark Hancock about his Department’s experience of maintaining a program-based design over the last 5 years.
Continue reading Program-level design: 10 practical strategies for ‘keeping it real’
Program-based design is the next big thing at Macquarie. What is it? How and why should it be done? Dr Panos Vlachopoulos has been involved in program-based design for many years in universities in the UK, New Zealand and Australia; we asked him to break it down for us. Continue reading (almost) All you need to know about Program-Based design
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.
Continue reading Program-Based Design in Business and Economics
What happens when you put 17 unit convenors in a room with the Green Paper? A lively discussion around the ‘connected learning community’.
Continue reading ‘My unit’ or ‘Our program’? Convenors on the Green Paper
Learning Analytics can sometimes be construed as big data, or even Big Brother. But it’s really about being able to tell a story about a learner, according to Dr Danny Liu.
Continue reading Analyse this
By 2017, all content on iLearn will be made visible to all Macquarie staff. Or at least that’s what’s proposed in the recent Learning and Teaching Green Paper. So what happens when you open up your unit content to your colleagues? Ask Associate Professor Jenny Donald.
Continue reading The opening argument