Indigenous Perspectives in Curriculum Working Group
The Faculty Indigenous Perspectives in Curriculum Working Group had its 2016 final meeting on Monday 7th November. All members were invited to meet face-to-face at the Melbourne campus and celebrate the 2016 achievements. The working group discussed the governance structure for regular reporting of Indigenous unit outlines, content in units, readings, guest speakers and learning outcomes and drafted protocols for working with staff in the Indigenous Higher Education Units. Dr Bindi Bennett (School of Allied Health) will represent the working group and report at the November Faculty Learning and Teaching Standing Committee.
We wish to thank all working group members for their contribution this year and look forward to our collaboration in 2017.
Learning and Teaching Conference Travel Support Scheme
The Office of ADLT is very excited to announce a new FHS L&T Conference Travel Support Scheme. The $1000 grants provide financial assistance to academic staff attending learning and teaching conferences or discipline specific conferences where learning and teaching scholarship is presented where the applicant has been accepted to present a paper.
Application form and guidelines are available online - applications close on 10th March 2017.
2016 ACU Simulation Showcase
This year’s ACU Simulation Showcase will be held on Wednesday 7th December 2016 at the St Patricks Campus. Sponsored by Laerdal Australia, this free event aims to provide an engaging and informative forum for like-minded academics and technical staff working in the area of health simulation in higher education.
The 2016 Showcase theme is ‘Sustaining Quality Simulation Post-Health Workforce Australia’ which we hope will provide a wide range of approaches to sustainable simulation from numerous health disciplines.
The Office of the Associate Dean Learning and Teaching has purchased equipment for three Pop-up Studios as part of their commitment to promoting technology enhanced learning and increasing the application of blended pedagogies within the Faculty.
The Pop-up Studios include a digital camera, a lapel microphone, a tripod and a small lighting kit and will support academic staff to produce high quality learning materials.
We are very excited to make the equipment available. Please contact the following staff to arrange booking and pick up of the Pop-up Studio equipment.
TC.22 Level 3 Building T (John Paul II Building) 1100 Nudgee Road Banyo, Queensland 4014
Level 17 Tenison Woods House 8 -20 Napier St North Sydney, NSW 2060
Room 5.45 Level 5 250 Victoria Parade East Melbourne, Victoria 3000
I wish to take this opportunity to thank all our staff for another successful year and best wishes for Christmas. We look forward to working with you in 2017! Please don’t hesitate to contact us for support in learning and teaching.
Prof Karen Willis, Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching
Ms Helena Williams, Manager, Learning and Teaching
Ms Amy Zhou, Personal Assistant/Project Officer
Ms Michelle Craig, Educational Designer
Mr Chukwudi Ogoh, Educational Designer
Dr Stephen Guinea, Faculty Coordinator of Health Simulation
Dr Annie Venville, Academic Coordinator, Professional Practice and Community Engagement
Dr Kathryn Harker, Academic Lead, ACU Health Clinics