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University of Melbourne Excellence Awards
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For further information and an application form, download the 2020 Excellence Awards guidelines. Applications close Monday 29 June 2020 at 12pm.
News and Events
Investigating challenges and opportunities for growth of Australia’s higher education provision offshore.Research
This project will examine and compare the academic performance of first-year direct entry international and pathway students in higher education institutions.Research
A series of seminars open to the public which explore current issues in higher education and their implications for policy and practice, with guest presenters from local and international universities.Public Seminars
The achievements of the University of Melbourne Excellence Awards winners were recognised at a special Presentation held on 13 November 2019 at the Old Quad.News
A University-wide peer review of teaching program to improve the quality of teaching, learning and the educational experience of students at the University of Melbourne.Professional Development
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
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
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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.
Dear colleagues, As the COVID-19 situation evolves, our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our University community. As such we are postponing our face-to-face events from 17 March until 19 April 2020. We will review weekly and provide further updates as well as information about
rescheduled dates when available.
Our professional development programs and activities are for staff and graduate research students of the University. They cover four main areas: teaching and learning, research, engagement and leadership and management.
If you have any questions about professional development offered by the Melbourne CSHE please contact us:
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.
We provide contemporary resources that are of benefit to staff at the University of Melbourne and the wider sector.
Dear colleagues, As the COVID-19 situation evolves, our number one priority is the health and wellbeing of our University community. As such we are postponing our face-to-face events from 17 March until 19 April 2020. We will review weekly and provide further updates as well as information about rescheduled dates when available.
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.