Academic Senate Top 5, September 2020

On Tuesday 1 September, Academic Senate held a meeting via Zoom. Here are the Top 5 items discussed at the meeting.

/ 28 September, 2020

An experience going virtual

Fun, messy science demos in classrooms. What do you do when you and your audience need to connect via the Internet instead?

/ 25 September, 2020

Introducing PLaCE: the framework for learning and teaching staff development

The Professional Learning and Capability Enhancement (PLaCE) framework sets out the capabilities for the professional practice of teaching and teaching support at Macquarie.

/ 24 September, 2020

Spotlight on practice: Keeping students on track and motivated – Nathan Hart

Nathan Hart (Biology) shares his intensive approach to student communication this year and his own learnings about iLearn – in-between filming experiments on crickets on his kitchen table.

/ 24 September, 2020

Spotlight on practice – The essentials of online learning: flexibility, genuine care … and a cat – Phil Chappell

Phil Chappell (Linguistics) tells of the importance of showing genuine concern for students and how he redesigned his unit to handle any situation!

/ 24 September, 2020

A new process to prepare exams

Changes for the November 2020 exam period aim to improve the quality of exams and the student experience.

/ 23 September, 2020
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Learning and Teaching Podcast Discussion Club

The Learning and Teaching Podcast Discussion Club is like a book club... but with podcasts!

/ 21 September, 2020

Discover your Voice: Prepare your voice for online teaching delivery

Vocal and breathing exercises to warm up your voice so you can record effective online teaching materials and ensure you don’t damage your most important instrument!

/ 18 September, 2020

Discover your online presence: Video series continues – Develop confidence on camera

If you are nervous about recording yourself on camera, then watch this video for some practical tips.

/ 17 September, 2020