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Book launch – Leadership Transitions in Universities: Arriving, Surviving and Thriving at the Top
Wednesday 4 August 2021, 5pm (AEST) (online)
Hear from authors Dr Tom Kennie and Professor Robin Middlehurst along with Professor Margaret Gardner AC, Monash University and Michael Wells, Wells Advisory who will join a Q&A. This launch will be chaired by Professor William Locke, Director of Melbourne CSHE.
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Hear from authors Dr Tom Kennie and Professor Robin Middlehurst about their new book. Professor Margaret Gardner AC and Michael Wells will join a Q&A.Book Launch
Dr Chris Deneen shares some insights into using case-based questions in teaching and assessment.Article
3MT® challenges PhD candidates to present their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience in the space of three minutes.3MT
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
University engagement will and should ‘look different’ in 2020.Engagement
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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 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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The Institute became part of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education in late 2014.