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.
It doesn’t seem that long ago that I was celebrating an extra two days of mathematics in Harvard Square, after a raging blizzard cancelled my flight out of Boston. Alas, that was over 3 months ago, and since then the business of Senate has advanced at a cracking pace.
In common with many Australian Universities, Macquarie is currently undergoing a major review of its approach to the question of Academic Integrity.
University Council and Academic Senate has now completed an overhaul of all of the University’s student discipline processes and we are now turning our attention to the broader issue of how best to set, communicate and reinforce positive messages in regard to the ethical behaviours we expect all University citizens to model.
In alignment with the release of the L&T Strategic Framework Green Paper, the priority areas for Strategic Priority grants have been refined to:
After many months of discussion and consultation, we’re delighted to announce that the L&T Strategic Framework Green Paper has just been published to the DVC-A website:
Some of you may be wondering what’s happening in the world of Learning and Teaching Strategy.
Inspired by Roy & H.G’s Festival of the Boot, a two-pronged affair covering both the Australian Football League and National Rugby League Grand Finals, Macquarie University is hosting its very own Festival of Assessment. As Sherman related in a recent post on this blog, next Tuesday the 2nd December, we’ll gather together in colourful clothes and party hats to:
- discuss and provide direction on the ongoing review of Macquarie University’s Assessment Policy; and
- develop a shared view of the of the University’s expectations in regard to the moderation of the assessment lifecycle.
So why should we devote a whole day to this topic, especially in the lead in to the the festive season?
Many of these ideas have already been communicated through Teche, at two planning days involving 80 colleagues, and via a number of Executive, SLTC, FLTC, Faculty and Departmental meetings. We are keen to circulate the ideas further for discussion and feedback, but understand that there are immediate deadlines around examinations, research and grant writing, as well as the rapidly approaching holiday season.
(Please note that the google form response is depersonalised – the requirement to login to google docs is merely to ensure that responses are from MQ colleagues)
3. Via your Faculty Associate Dean (they will let you know their preferred method of communication)
4. As comments on this blog post
or… 8 down, 2 to go!
It seems that the year is flying by at a tremendous pace. This fact is reinforced by a quick scroll through my diary, which all-too-quickly reveals end-of-year festivities and the new year break.
The message is simple. Macquarie University wants and needs you. Yes, that’s right, you!
There’s still time to nominate to be a member of the vitally important governance structures of our University. Nominations for Academic Senate, Faculty Boards and University Council close on Thursday 9 October.
Chair of Academic Senate, Professor Dominic Verity has urged people who may be contemplating membership to “put any preconceptions about the way things have been done in the past to one side. Academic Governance is turning a new leaf and I urge you to step up, get involved and help us to frame our future”, he said. “Governing boards and committees should not be defined by rules, regulation and red tape, and they will not be so defined here at Macquarie”.