New to Australian higher ed

PLaCe Capabilities

L1.1 Explain how scholarship of learning and teaching informs Macquarie’s approach.

A1.6 Participate in assessment moderation processes.

S1.7 Articulate how higher education standards, regulations and legislation underpin the planning and facilitation of student learning.

You’ve been working in a university in your home country and you’ve recently moved to Australia. You’re a confident and experienced teacher but the Australian higher education sector is quite different, and so you want to learn ‘how things work’. You are interested in assessment, academic integrity, and the Australian education context in general. You have been asked to represent your department on a learning and teaching committee and you want to learn more about L&T leadership and governance.

Selected Resources

Academic Integrity Module for Staff (Foundation)A 45 minute Workday module providing an overview of academic integrity for teaching staff at Macquarie.
Academic Integrity Module for Staff (Advanced)A 1 hour Workday module covering fostering a culture of academic integrity, assessment and academic integrity, detecting and managing breaches.
Assessment section of MQ websiteInformation about our Assessment Policy and our approach to assessment and feedback.
External regulation of Australian HEAn interactive image to help you understand the external influences universities in Australia operate under. 5 minute activity.
Learning and Teaching Staff Induction ModuleA 35 minute Workday module for new commencing MQ teaching staff. Provides a run down on all the important learning and teaching things you need to know when you first commence at Macquarie.
Macquarie’s L&T blog (TECHE)

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TECHE is a blog for the Macquarie learning and teaching community to recognise, share and celebrate god practice in learning and teaching.
Teaching and Leadership Community of PracticeA community of practice for those in the ‘Teaching and Leadership’ job family and other learning and teaching staff aspiring to teaching and leadership positions.
Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOCA free MOOC designed for those in their first few years of university teaching. Complete the whole course or just access selected modules according to your need. Topics include assessment, feedback for learning, teaching diverse learners, scholarship of teaching, politics of Australian Higher Education and more.