A welcome event for PhD, Professional Doctorate, Masters by Research and MPhil candidates of the University of Melbourne.Event
A seminar for graduate researchers on how to prepare for a career within and outside academia.Event
Paper exploring the extent to which Australian universities are meeting the social and educational needs of international students.Research
One-day program for University of Melbourne sessional teachers to enhance their teaching skills and university teaching career.Professional Development
The first in a series of forums for University of Melbourne academics who are interested in integrating Indigenous Knowledges into their teaching and learning.Event
Monitoring and evaluating the quality of teaching is essential for improving student learning outcomes and achieving the University’s strategic objective for excellence in learning and teaching. The Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education is leading the development of a University-wide peer review of teaching (PRT) programProfessional Development
Findings from the 2017 survey of cost of living challenges for university students in Australia.Research
A series of seminars and discussions on evidence based practice in teaching, learning and assessment. Topics will focus on how to engage students in large class lectures, blended and fully online learning environments.Professional development
In this journal article, the authors argue that international student integration is a community issue and that universities' internationalisation strategies must include greater community engagement.Research
A professional development opportunity for staff who would like to present their research ideas clearly and succinctly to a non-specialist audience.Professional development
A professional development program for graduate researchers looking to publish outside the academy, including in newspapers, magazines, books and digital channels.Professional development
Australia’s large number of law schools is a product of higher education policy change in the 1980s, but has it limited opportunities for growth?News
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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 and management.
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The LH Martin Institute provides the tertiary education sector with career and capability development through an integrated set of programs, events and projects.
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- Are led by practitioners in the field
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The Institute became part of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education in late 2014.