Associate Professor Chi Baik

B.Comm, B. Teaching (Hons), M.Ed, D.Ed (Melb)

Associate Professor in Higher Education

Melbourne CSHE

Chi is an Associate Professor in higher education. Her research examines factors affecting the experiences and educational outcomes of diverse students in contemporary higher education. She has led major studies that have contributed to informing institutional policies and practices including national projects on the first year experience, student mental wellbeing,  internationalisation of the curriculum, and the academic workforce. She has also conducted numerous studies on aspects of university teaching and learning including assessment of student learning, peer and collaborative learning, and interdisciplinary curriculum design. She has been the recipient or co-recipient of over $2.1 million in research and development grants, including 6 nationally competitive grants.

Much of Chi’s work at the MCSHE focuses on the development of programs and resources to promote and recognise effective university teaching and to improve the quality of student learning. She currently coordinates the MCSHE’s suite of professional development activities in teaching and learning for academic staff including the University’s Graduate Certificate in University Teaching (GCUT).


Journal articles and book chapters

Baik, C., Larcombe, W., & Brooker, A. (2019). Supporting student mental wellbeing in universities: what students say. Higher Education Research & Development.

Baik, C., Naylor, R. Corrin, L. (2018). Developing a framework for university-wide improvement in the training and support of ‘casual’ academics. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 40(4), 375-389.

Baik, C. (2018). The international student experience: Ongoing challenges and emerging issues. Higher Education Forum, 15, 91-104.

Arkoudis, S., Dollinger, M., Baik, C. & Patience, A. (2018). International students’ experience in Australian higher education: can we do better? Higher Education.

Marangell, S., Arkoudis, S. & Baik, C. (2018). Developing a host culture for international students: What does it take? IB Journal of Teaching Practice, 8(3), 1440-1458.

Baik, C., Naylor, R., Arkoudis, S. & Dabrowski, A. (2017). Examining the experiences of first-year students with low tertiary admission scores in Australian universities. Studies in Higher Education, 1-13.

Naylor, R., Baik,C. & Arkoudis, S. (2017). Identifying attrition risk based on the first year experience. Higher Education Research & Development, 1-15.

Brooker, A., Baik, C. & Larcombe, W. (2017). Understanding academic educators’ work in supporting student wellbeing. In  Walker R.G. & Bedford S.B. (Eds.), Research and Development in Higher Education: Curriculum Transformation, 40, 50 – 60.

Naylor, R. Chakravati, S. & Baik, C. (2017). Expectations and experiences of off-campus PhD students in Australia. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 1-15.

Haldane, S., Hinchcliff, K., Mansell, P., & Baik, C. (2017). Expectations of graduate communication skills in professional veterinary practice. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 44(2), 268-279.

Naylor, R., Chakravati, S. & Baik, C. (2016). Differing motivations and requirements in PhD student cohorts: A case study. Issues in Educational research, 26(2), 351-367.

Larcombe, W., Finch, S., Sore, R., Murray, C., Kentish, S., Mulder, R., Baik, C., Toklatilidis, O., & Williams, D. (2016). Prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of psychological distress among students at an Australian university. Studies in Higher Education, 41 (6), 1074-1091.

Gao, Y., Baik, C. & Arkoudis, S. (2015). Internationalization of Higher education. In Huisman, J., Boer, H., Dill, D & Souto-Otero, M. (eds) The Palgrave International Handbook of Higher Education Policy and Governance. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

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.

Gao, Y., Baik, C. & Arkoudis, S. (2015) Internationalisation of higher education. De Boer, H.  (ed). Handbook of Higher Education Policy and Governance, (pp. 300-321).  UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

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.

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 influence 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, monographs and book-length research reports

Baik, C., Larcombe, W., Brooker, A., Wyn, J., Allen, L., Field, R. & James, R.(2017). Enhancing student mental wellbeing. Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education.

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.

James, R., Baik, C., Millar, V., Naylor, R., Bexley, E., Kennedy, G., Krause, K-L., Hughes-Warrington, M., Sadler, D. & Booth, S. (2015). Advancing the quality and status of teaching in Australian higher education: Ideas for enhanced professional recognition for teaching and teachers. Sydney: Office for Learning and Teaching, Department of Education and Training.

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., & James, R. (2013). A Critical Interventions Framework for advancing equity in Australian higher education. Canberra: The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

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

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

Arkoudis, S., Baik, C., Marginson, S., & Cassidy, E.  (2011). Internationalising the student experience in Australian tertiary education: developing criteria and indicator, 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. (2016, 2013). 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. & Sweeney, D. (2005). LAS advisers as virtual tutors: A report on an interactive online writing course for undergraduate students, Refereed Proceedings of the Language and Academic Skills in Higher Education Conference 2005, pp.31-44, Canberra: ANU.

Ransom, L., Larcombe, W. & Baik, C. (2005). English language needs and support: International - ESL students' perceptions and expectations, Refereed Proceedings of the 16th ISANA International Conference (CD-ROM), Christchurch, New Zealand.



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Salita Seedokmai, Harmonisation of higher education systems in ASEAN: An analysis of drivers and impediments (PhD, 2018)
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Douglas Proctor, Academic staff and international engagement in Australian higher education (PhD, 2016)
Quyen Do, Benchmarking as a quality assurance tool in higher education (PhD, 2016)
Yuan Gao, Indicators for Internationalising the student experience (PhD, 2015)
EunYoung Kyung, Asia’s new regionalism in higher education: CAMPUS Asia (PhD, 2015)
Joan Greig, Implementing interdisciplinarity in an undergraduate curriculum (D.Ed, 2012)
Victoria Millar, The structuring of knowledge for interdisciplinary teaching in higher education (PhD, 2011)

Current supervisions

Jiadi Cai, Interaction among diverse student groups (PhD)
Lucy Miceli, Student experiences of collaborative group projects in higher education (PhD)
Peter Sorenson, Visual Imagery in International students’ choices of universities (PhD)
Samantha Marangell, Social integration of international students in Australian universities (PhD)
Jo Russell, Student attitudes towards learning and approaches to prepare lifelong learners (PhD)
Claudia Rivera, The first year experience in Chilean Higher Education (PhD)
Amanda Carr, Examining the changing BA Curriculum (D.Ed)
Thomas Matthew, Factors affecting employability of postgraduate nursing students (D.Ed)