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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 centuryLearn More
Resources for Online Teaching
We have developed a suite of resources and professional development opportunities to support online teaching and learning.Learn More
Certificate in Small-Group Teaching
A professional development program for those new to university teaching and those interested in solidifying their understanding of key principles and practices of effective teaching and learning. It is focused primarily on aspects of teaching and learning related to small-group contexts, such as tutorials, seminars, and demonstrations.
The Certificate Program comprises two parts:
- Part A covers the fundamental principles of higher education learning and teaching
- Part B focuses on practical strategies for small-group learning contexts
News and Events
Dual-delivery subjects are subjects are taught in two modes: blended delivery (online and campus-based) for students who can attend campus, and entirely online delivery for students who cannot attend campus. Staff login requiredDual Delivery
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
Response to the Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020.Submission
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
What will they be after coronavirus?Article
A guide offering practical advice on moving from closed-book examinations to open-book, remote assessment.Short Guide
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
A guide offering practical advice for improving students' online learning experiences.Short Guide
To support staff in (re)designing their assessment, the Melbourne CSHE is offering weekly virtual office hours with an assessment expert who will discuss alternative assessment options and answer assessment-related questions.Professional Development
University engagement will and should ‘look different’ in 2020.Engagement
3MT® challenges PhD candidates to present their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience in the space of three minutes.Event
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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 for university staff. They cover teaching, learning and assessment; engagement and leadership and management. Orientation and induction programs cover orientation for academic staff and graduate researchers, induction for sessional teachers and training for graduate researcher supervisors.
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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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.
We aim to deliver quality and innovation in each of these fields through our signature research themes, distinctive projects, practical programs and special events.
The Melbourne CSHE is also home to the LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management.
If you have any questions about our courses, programs or research projects please contact us
LH Martin Institute
The LH Martin Institute provides the tertiary education sector with career and capability development through an integrated set of programs, events and projects.
Their programs are unique in that they:
- Are contextualised to the tertiary education sector
- Provide practical examples that relate to participants' own situations
- Are led by practitioners in the field
- Arm participants with tools which can be applied immediately to their workplace
- Are informed by the latest research and resources on the tertiary education sector
The Institute became part of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education in late 2014.