A program on the fundamentals of effective higher education teaching for University of Melbourne graduate researchers.Professional Development
A formal welcome event for academic staff on levels A, B and C. 8.30am-1.30pm, 11 February 2019.Event
Can Australia's universities cope with the next international enrolments shock?News
Report on how learning occurs within museum exhibition spaces.Research
Take a look back at our 2018 finalists' presentations.Event
Coursework program to develop leadership skills and capacity in Indigenous research. Apply today.Professional Development
Congratulations to the recipients of this year's scholarship.News
Part time course for teaching staff in an Australian higher education institution, or staff of vocational education and training institutions who plan to teach at a higher education level. Applications opening soon for 2019.Professional Development
The last face-to-face workshop in 2018. Suitable for all supervisors, particularly those new to supervising or the University of Melbourne.Professional Development
Paper exploring the extent to which Australian universities are meeting the social and educational needs of international students.Research
Findings from the 2017 survey of cost of living challenges for university students in Australia.Research
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The Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education is an internationally recognised research centre in the area of tertiary and higher education. The Centre has three broad areas of research focus: tertiary and higher education policy; teaching and learning and the student experience; and educational technology and the learning sciences. To find out more about our current and past research projects, and how you can engage with us - select an option below.
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Our professional development programs and activities are for staff and graduate research students of the University. They cover four main areas: teaching and learning, research, engagement and leadership and management.
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We administer a program of University of Melbourne staff awards which recognise excellence in research, teaching, engagement, strategic priorities and professional support and services for students and fellow staff. We also assist the University's nominations for national awards, such as the Australian Awards for University Teaching.
We provide contemporary resources that are of benefit to staff at the University of Melbourne and the wider sector.
We run a variety of seminars and special events throughout the year aimed at staff and graduate researchers of the University of Melbourne as well as the higher education community.
Established in 1968, the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (Melbourne CSHE) conducts research and professional development in the fields of higher education teaching and learning, research, engagement and leadership.
We aim to deliver quality and innovation in each of these fields through our signature research themes, distinctive projects, practical programs and special events.
The Melbourne CSHE is also home to the LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management.
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LH Martin Institute
The LH Martin Institute provides the tertiary education sector with career and capability development through an integrated set of programs, events and projects.
Their programs are unique in that they:
- Are contextualised to the tertiary education sector
- Provide practical examples that relate to participants' own situations
- Are led by practitioners in the field
- Arm participants with tools which can be applied immediately to their workplace
- Are informed by the latest research and resources on the tertiary education sector
The Institute became part of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education in late 2014.