Dr Chi Baik

Senior Lecturer in Higher Education


Chi's work focuses on the development of policies and programs to promote and recognise effective university teaching.

Chi is a senior lecturer in higher education. Her research areas lie broadly in topics  related to curriculum design, internationalisation, the quality of university teaching  and the student experience. Much of Chi's work focuses on the  development of policies and programs to promote and recognise effective  university teaching. She is  currently co-director of two national projects funded by the Office for learning  and teaching: one on advancing the quality and status of teaching in Australian  higher education, and the other on designing curriculum to support student wellbeing.

Chi  coordinates and teaches in the University's Graduate Certificate in University  Teaching (GCUT). She has developed a range of professional development programs  for academic teaching staff and has led university-wide initiatives to  enhance the training and support of sessional teachers. She is regularly invited to conduct teaching and learning seminars and workshops for university staff.

Chi has  extensive experience in curriculum design and teaching in higher education. She  holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce, an Honours degree in Teaching and a  Masters in Education, all from the University of Melbourne. Her award-winning  Doctoral thesis from the University of Melbourne examined the assessment  practices of academics.

Recent  grants and commissioned projects

2014  Stimulating curriculum innovations to support student mental wellbeing, Project  funded by the Office for Learning and Teaching ($222,000)
C.  Baik, W. Larcombe, J. Wyn, L. Allen, M. Brett

2014  ELP and employability  framework, Project funded by Department of Industry, Innovation,  Climate Change, Science, Research and  Tertiary Education ($70,000).
S.  Arkoudis, C. Baik, E. Bexley, L. Doughney

2013 Enhancing the quality of teaching and learning: Developing an  online induction course for sessional teachers. University of Melbourne  Learning and Teaching Initiatives Grant ($29,000)
C. Baik, L. Corrin, R.Naylor

2013 Examining the off-campus PhD students experience in the VCCC  Alliance. Project funded by the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Council  Alliance ($47,100)
C.Baik,  R. Naylor

2013 Designing  and implementing interdisciplinary undergraduate subjects. Office for Learning  and Teaching Seed Grant ($50,000)
V.Millar,  C.Baik, M.Toscano

2012 Academic workforce 2020: framing a national agenda for  professionalizing university teaching Office for Learning and Teaching  Grant  ($310,000)
R. James, C. Baik, G. Kennedy, E. Bexley, D. Sadler, S. Booth.  K-L. Krause, M. Hughes-Warrington

2012  Developing curriculum  initiatives to support student wellbeing, resilience and positive graduate  outcomes. University of Melbourne Learning and Teaching Initiatives Grant ($22,500)
W. Larcombe, C.Baik, D. Williams, P.Lee-Stecum, R. Mulder,  S.Kentish.

2012 Critical  Interventions Framework' (for monitoring institutional equity performance).  Project funded by Department of Industry, Innovation,  Climate Change, Science, Research and  Tertiary Education ($140,000).
R.James,  C.Baik, R.Naylor.

2011 Measuring and Reporting Teaching Quality, Australian Learning  and Teaching Council Grant ($220,000)M.Hughes-Warrington , R. James , C.Smith,  C.Baik, M.Bearman, A.Carbone, K-L. Krause

2011 Promoting student peer review in Australian tertiary education
Australian  Learning and Teaching Council Grant ($219,000)
R.Mulder, J.Pearce & C.Baik

2011 Internationalising  the student experience tertiary education: Developing criteria and indicators  to underpin program evaluation
Project  funded bythe Department of Education,  Employment and Workplace Relations ($90,000)
S. Arkoudis, C.Baik & S. Marginson.

2010 Enhancing  Domestic and International Student Engagement: Strategies for changing  attitudes and behaviours,
Australian  Learning and Teaching Council Grant ($220,000)
S.Arkoudis,  C.Baik, H.Borland , S.Chang, I.Lang, J.Lang, A.Pearce, K.Watty, L.Wu

2010 Supporting the next phase of internationalization: A best-practice guide to the comprehensive internationalization of curricula
University of Melbourne Learning and Teaching Initiatives Grant ($10,000)
C. Baik & S. Arkoudis

2010 Internationalising university curricula:  Conceptualising the student experience and outcomes
Melbourne Graduate School of Education: Staff  Competitive Grants Scheme ($7,000)
C.  Baik

2010 Student peer review: What works; what  doesn't
The  Faculty of Science Learning and Teaching Grants ($10,000)
R.  Mulder, J. Pearce & C. Baik

2009 The impact  of English language proficiency and workplace readiness on employment outcomes  and performance of tertiary international students
Funded by the Department of Education, Employment and  Workplace Relations ($125,000)
S.  Arkoudis L. Hawthorne, C.Baik, G.Hawthorne, K. O'Loughlin,  D.Leach and E. Bexley

Journal articles and chapters

Baik, C. & James, R. (2014) Seven  strategic areas for advancing the assessment of learning in higher education.  In Coates, H. (ed) Higher Education Learning Outcomes Assessment:  International perspectives. Frankfurt: Peter Lang

Larcombe,  W., Finch, S., Sore, R., Murray, C., Kentish, S., Mulder, R., Baik, C.,  Toklatilidis, O., & Williams, D. (2014). Prevalence and socio-demographic  correlates of psychological distress among students at an Australian  university. Studies in Higher Education, (published online 2 Oct 2014)

Arkoudis,  A. & Baik, C. (2014) Crossing the interaction divide between international  and domestic students in higher education, Higher  Education Research and Development Review of Higher Education, 1:47-62

Baik,  C. (2013). Internationalising the student experience. In Marginson, S. (Ed) Tertiary Education Policy in Australia. Melbourne: CSHE.

Mulder, R. Baik, C. Naylor, R. & Pearce, J. (2014). How does students peer review inflducne perceptions, engagement and academic outcomes?: A case study, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, Vol. 39(6), 657-677.

Mulder, R., Pearce, J., & Baik,C. (2014).  Student perceptions of peer review in higher education, Active Learning in Higher Education, vol.  15(2) 157-171

Arkoudis, S., Watty. K., Baik., C ., Borland,H., Chang, S.,  Lang,I., Lang, J., Pearce, A. (2013)  Engaging  Diverse Student Cohorts: Interaction for Learning Framework, Teaching in Higher Education, 18(3),  222-235.

Mulder, R., Pearce, J., & Baik,C. (2014). Student  perceptions of peer review in higher education, Active Learning in Higher  Education, vol. 15, 2: pp. 157-171

Golding, C. &  Baik, C. (2012). Interdisciplinary assessment. In G. Crosling, C. Brougham, V.  King, & S. Jewell (Eds). Captivation:  Student engagement and development through assessment, London: Routledge.

Bearman, M., Smith, C., Slade, S., Baik, C.,  Hughes-Warrington, M., & Neumann, D. (2012). Systematic review methodology in higher education, Higher Education Research and Development. 31(5),625-640.

Bexley,E. &  Baik, C. (2011). Casual academics: Australia's hidden workforce. Higher Education Forum, 8, 61-74. RIHE,  Hiroshima.

Baik, C. &  Greig, J. (2009). Improving the academic outcomes of undergraduate ESL students: the  impact of a discipline-specific intervention program for first-year  Architecture students, Higher Education  Research and Development Journal, 28 (4), 401-416.

Books and Book-length research reports
Baik,  C., Naylor, R. & Arkoudis, S. (2015). The first year experience in  Australian universities: Findings from two decades. 1994-2014, Centre for the  Study of Higher Education, The University of Melbourne.

Arkoudis,  S., Baik.C., Bexley, E., & Doughney, L. (2014). English language proficiency  and employability framework, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, The  University of Melbourne.

Naylor,  R. & Baik, C. (2013) Examining the  PhD student experience in clinical settings. Report for theVictorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre  Alliance

Naylor, R., Baik, C., & James, R. (2013).  Developing a Critical Interventions Framework for advancing equity in  Australian higher education. Report for the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

Arkoudis, S., Baik, C. & Richardson, S. (2012). English Language Standards in Higher  Education. Melbourne: ACER.

Arkoudis, S., Baik, C.,  Marginson, S., & Cassidy, E. Internationalising the student experience in  Australian tertiary education: developing criteria and indicator (2011), Department of  Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Arkoudis, S., Baik, C ., Borland, H., Chang,  S.,  Lang,I., Lang, J., Pearce, A, Watty.  K., Yu, X. (2010) Finding Common ground: enhancing interaction between domestic and  international students, Australian learning and Teaching Council.

Arkoudis, S., Hawthorne, L.,  Baik, C., Hawthorne, G., O'loughlin, K., Leach, D., & Bexley, E.  (2009) The Impact of English language proficiency and workplace readiness on employment  outcomes and performance of tertiary international students, Department of  Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Other publications

Baik,  C. (2013, 2008). The Melbourne Sessional Teachers' Handbook: Advice and Strategies for  University teaching, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, the  University of Melbourne.

Naylor, R.,Baik, C.,Asmar,C. Watty, K. (2013), Good feedback  practices: prompts and guidelines for reviewing and enhancing feedback for  students, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, Melbourne

Pearce,  J., Mulder, R. & Baik, C. (2009). Involving  students in peer review: Case studies and practical strategies for university  teaching. Centre for the Study of Higher Education, the University of  Melbourne.

Baik,  C. (2008). The Training, Support and Recognition of Sessional Teachers in the New Generation Degrees: A Guide for  Sessional Staff Coordinators, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, the  University of Melbourne.