Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) Report

Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) Report

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.

Pop-Up Studio

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.


North Sydney



Robyn Maranta

Michelle Craig

Chukwudi Ogoh


+61 7 36237213

+61 2 9465 9109

+61 3 9230 8092



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

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