MMCCS students developing a script during the Pathways program.

Educational Media Production Internship – Call for Expressions of Interest

Are you a staff member keen to work with media students? Are you a student interested in producing educational media?

/ 15 November, 2017
Sherman Young. Photo by Mike Catabay

A Day in the Life:
Professor Sherman Young, Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning & Teaching

"One of the great things about my role is that every day is different" says Professor Sherman Young.

/ 15 November, 2017
Exchange of documents. Photo by Mike Catabay

Turnitin: What Percentage Is The Cutoff For Plagiarism?

A revamp of Teche's most popular post of all time, this delves into how to interpret the Feedback Studio Originality Report and if there is a specified cut off to determine plagiarism.

/ 15 November, 2017
Refections on the Macquarie University Library windows

Academic Promotion 2018 Dates

Considering applying for promotion? The next round of academic promotions will be held in June 2018. Applications for promotion to all levels are due on 1 June 2018. Academic staff thinking of applying for promotion next year are encouraged to...

/ 15 November, 2017

Active Learning: Special FLTC Recap

The Special FLTC Meeting on Thursday 12th October, open to all staff in the faculty, explored our big blue sky ideas for active learning in the curriculum.

/ 25 October, 2017

Pracademics – Teaching during the PHD

For this article we asked Learning Innovation Hub Senior Learning Designer and Teche regular Dr Lilia Mantai, who graduated on 21 September 2017 with a PhD on doctoral education (very meta) at Macquarie.

/ 3 October, 2017

iLearn. Sigh. #justaskbev

There is no type of rubric I have not mastered – a standard (weighted) rubric, a custom rubric, or a qualitative rubric! I am, however, completely confounded by the fact that my rubric is never attached to assignments in the Feedback...

/ 14 September, 2017
Bowling ball hitting pins - Photo by Michael Garganera

Have You Lost Momentum?

"Have I lost momentum in my career, and life in general? And if so, how do I get these proverbial balls rolling again?"

/ 14 September, 2017
Headshot of Beverley Miles, with caption 'just ask Bev'

iLearn. Sigh. #justaskbev

Dear Bev, I go to great lengths to give my students critical concise feedback on their assessments. I follow the university’s evidence-based procedure (examples). I just don’t see any sign that my students are reading the feedback I give them, let alone addressing...

/ 14 September, 2017