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National Symposium on the Student Experience
Friday 17 September 2021
Re-envisioning the student experience for the future: new imperatives and opportunities for Australian higher education
This Symposium looks to the future of Australian higher education and the key changes needed to improve the student experience. It asks how we preserve it during periods of disruption like we have experienced in the Covid-19 pandemic, and how we enrich it through better connections with the wider world. Join us for a conversation with thought-leaders, higher education researchers, educators, practitioners and community members to discuss new imperatives for the higher education sector.
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This paper elaborates on what international education in Australia could look like.Discussion Paper
Get exposure to key entrepreneurial skills and frameworks through the Bootcamp and Incubation Funding Program, designed to support you and your idea. Find out more.Funding and Bootcamp
1-2 June 2021
Watch all 40 presentations from the online conference which addressed the theme: Transitioning to COVID-normal: Developing a new ecosystem for learning.Conference
Congratulations to the 2021 winner of the 3MT® Grand Final, Cassie McDonald, the runner up Catriona Vi Nguyen-Robertson and people's choice awarded to Mikhail Dias.3MT
Dr Chris Deneen shares some insights into using case-based questions in teaching and assessment.Article
Legislation allowing the Minister for Foreign Affairs to veto universities’ international agreements puts the student, research and societal benefits of international cooperation at risk.Pursuit
Some possible trends and their implications for Australian higher education following the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the responses of providers and governments.Discussion Paper
Focussing on three perspectives , this paper provides a useful framework for how those new to online teaching may promote student engagement in online learning.Discussion Paper
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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.
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The Institute became part of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education in late 2014.