Welcome to the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (Melbourne CSHE) - a research and development centre dedicated to improving and utilising the best evidence base for professional development and for influencing policy and practice in higher education.
We are an internationally recognised research centre in the area of tertiary and higher education. Find out more about our research projects, interdisciplinary groups and graduate research degrees.Learn More
We work together with academic staff, professional staff and graduate researchers across the University to improve the quality of students’ learning experiences and outcomes. Find a course – search by career level, interests or specialisation.Learn More
Flexible Academic Programming
We work with academics and professional staff to help design and deliver the highest-quality teaching and learning experiences in the 21st century.Learn More
Resources for Dual Delivery Teaching
We have developed a suite of resources and professional development opportunities to support dual delivery teaching and learning.Learn More
Funding Australian vocational education 1970 to 2020: Implications for higher education?
Wednesday 24 August 2022, 1.00–2.00pm
Presentation by Professor Gerald Burke, Monash University
News and Events
Watch the catch up presentation by Dr Douglas Proctor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement, Swinburne University of Technology.Public Seminar
Nominations are now open and close at 5pm on Monday 29 August 2022.Awards
This report presents findings from an audit of Australian universities’ public documents relating to diversity and inclusion.Report
This paper elaborates on what international education in Australia could look like.Discussion Paper
This project examined and compared the academic performance of first-year direct entry international and pathway students in higher education institutions.Research
A University-wide peer review of teaching program to improve the quality of teaching, learning and the educational experience of students at the University of Melbourne.Professional Development
This project analysed data from 11 universities to determine the full costs of delivering teaching for the different sub-disciplines of Engineering and Allied Health.Research
Re-envisioning the student experience for the future: new imperatives and opportunities for Australian higher education.Symposium
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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.
Melbourne CSHE professional development programs are designed for university staff. They cover teaching, learning, assessment, partnerships, leadership and management. Academic orientation and career development programs include orientation for academic staff and induction for sessional teachers.
Supervisors of Graduate Researchers can locate development programs via the Researcher Development Unit (RDU).
If you have any questions about professional development offered by the Melbourne CSHE, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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Fellow Voices is a series of pieces created by Melbourne CSHE Fellows, comprising leading and influential figures in higher and vocational education from Australia and across the world.
The items in this series draw upon considerable expertise, experience and insight, creating a platform that foments, challenges and provides illumination on higher and vocational education issues, and contributes to the development of robust and effective policy and implementation.
The views and comments expressed in featured articles belong to the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education and The University of Melbourne.
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