Message from Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning and Teaching) Professor Anne Cummins: As ACU staff members we all contribute to and are responsible for providing a quality student experience and enhancing student engagement. Our students' experience encompasses many facets, but the classroom is the most significant touch point.
Quality learning and teaching is a partnership between academic teachers, Faculty leaders and professional staff across the University - everyone’s contribution adds value and is important in the equation.
ACU's Learning for Life framework has set the foundations for the University to prosper and achieve excellence in learning and teaching over the next four years.
The Learning and Teaching Centre is currently preparing for the 2016 Learning for Life conference.
This is a unique opportunity for staff from across our campuses to come together to focus on excellence in the delivery and support of teaching at ACU.
The Teaching Excellence: Learning for Life conference will be held on Friday 15 July at the Stamford Plaza Airport Hotel, Sydney and will be led by Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe, Director, Learning and Teaching Centre.
The Keynote Speaker will be Professor Gregor Kennedy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Educational Innovation), the University of Melbourne.
The three streams for this year’s conference are:
1. Achieving Excellence in Curriculum Design and Assessment
2. Enhancing Teaching with Technology
3. Progressing Quality Teaching through Scholarship and Research
The conference promises to be a wonderful professional development opportunity and cross-campus social occasion and I encourage you to consider attending.
In collaboration with the faculties, the Learning for Life Project Office is also holding a series of Learning for Life Campus Briefing Meetings in Semester 1, 2016 to update staff on the progress of the Learning for Life Program and showcase selected Learning for Life projects.