Teaching and Learning Summit
Theatre G06, Ground Floor, Elisabeth Murdoch Building, Parkville Campus, university of MelbourneMap
The Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education is pleased to present the biannual Teaching and Learning Summit to be held on Wednesday 6 June 2018, 9-4.30pm. The Summit will address two critical teaching and learning issues for the University of Melbourne.
Morning session: Student Engagement: Meeting the challenge
Afternoon session: Indigenous knowledges and the Indigenous student experience
We invite you to register for one or both of these sessions. More details are available below.
Student Engagement: Meeting the challenge
The morning session (9.00 – 12.30pm) will highlight the multi-dimensional aspects of student engagement and approaches to effective engagement practice and action in higher education. Student engagement at the University of Melbourne will be discussed drawing on recent data from engagement surveys. A panel representing perspectives from classroom teaching, international students, co-curricular activities, campus experience and current students will present strategies to improve student engagement and will invite contributions from the audience.
Indigenous knowledges and the Indigenous student experience
The afternoon session (1.30 - 4.30) will explore the significance of place for Indigenous students’ sense of belonging, and Indigenous knowledge systems and their importance. A panel representing views from across health, art, education and architecture and planning will discuss the importance of instilling a sense of belonging for Indigenous students and will invite contributions from the audience.
Professor Sally Kift PFHEA GAICD, Adjunct Professor, College of Business, Law & Governance, James Cook University
Sally Kift is a Principal Fellow, Higher Education Academy (PFHEA), a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law (FAAL) and elected President, Australian Learning & Teaching Fellows (ALTF). From 2012-2017, she was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at James Cook University. Prior to JCU, Sally was Professor of Law at Queensland University of Technology and QUT’s foundational Director, First Year Experience (FYE). Sally is a national Teaching Award winner (2003) and national Program Award winner (2007). In 2006, she received an ALTC Senior Fellowship to investigate the FYE. She is a Discipline Scholar in Law. In 2017, Sally received an AAUT Career Achievement Award for her contribution to Australian higher education.
Professor Marcia Langton AM
Professor Marcia Langton AM PhD Macq U, BA (Hons) ANU, FASSA, has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at The University of Melbourne since February 2000. As an anthropologist and geographer, Professor Langton has made a significant contribution to government and non-government policy as well as to Indigenous studies at three universities. In 2016 Professor Langton is honoured as a University of Melbourne Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor. As further recognition as one of Australia's most respected Indigenous Academics, in 2017 Professor Marcia Langton is appointed as the first Associate Provost at the University of Melbourne.
8:30 – 9:00am:
9.00am - 9.10am:
Acknowledgement of Country and Opening Address: Professor Mark Considine, Provost
9.10am – 10.10am:
Keynote presentation: The Quest for the Holy Grail of Student Engagement: Are we there yet?
Professor Sally Kift, Adjunct Professor, College of Business, Law & Governance, James Cook University
10.10am - 10.30am:
Presentation: Student Engagement – Articulating a University of Melbourne Perspective
Professor Gregor Kennedy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)
10.30am – 10:50pm:
10.50am - 12.20pm:
Panel Discussion: What is the one thing you would do to improve student engagement and why?
Chair: Professor Carolyn Evans, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Graduate and International) and Deputy Provost
* Professor Sophie Arkoudis, Associate Director, Melbourne CSHE
* Professor Su Baker, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Engagement)
* Dr Gavin Buskes, Senior Lecturer, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
* Keit Loi, PhD candidate, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
* Scott McDonald, Associate Director, Student Involvement
Closing Remarks: Professor Richard James, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Undergraduate) and Deputy Provost
12.30pm – 1.30pm:
1.30pm – 2.00pm:
Opening address: Significance of place
Professor Shaun Ewen, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous)
2.00pm - 2.50pm:
Keynote presentation: What are Indigenous knowledge systems and why are they important?
Professor Marcia Langton AM, Associate Provost and Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor
2.50pm – 3.10pm:
Panel Discussion: What is the one thing you would do to instil a sense of belonging for Indigenous students at university and why?
Chair: Professor Shaun Ewen, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous)
* Dr Ngaree Blow, Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
* Associate Professor Richard J Frankland, Head of Wilin Centre For Indigenous Arts and Culture
* Jefa Greenaway, Lecturer Indigenous Curriculum Development, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
* Professor Liz McKinley ONZM, Professor of Indigenous Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
4.20 – 4.30pm:
Closing remarks: Professor Marcia Langton AM, Associate Provost and Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor
Please note that as part of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education's committment to sustainability, printed programs will not be available at the venue. Digital copies will be emailed to speakers and registrants prior to the Summit.
Registration is free and open to staff of the University of Melbourne. You can register for individual sessions (morning or afternoon) or the full day by using Eventbrite. Registration is essential for catering purposes.