The Melbourne Academy

About

The Melbourne Academy is a Melbourne CSHE initiative for Early Career Academics (ECAs). It provides a dedicated program of professional development which includes knowledge and skills that are important for developing academic careers.

This is an on-campus program with the option for dual delivery should you not be able to attend Parkville campus at the scheduled times.

Intended learning outcomes

The Melbourne Academy program is designed to offer opportunities for ECAs to:

  • build their knowledge and skills related to the primary areas of the University: research, teaching and learning, and engagement
  • develop their understanding and appreciation of critical skills required in complex academic institutions
  • provide opportunities to establish peer networks across the University

Participants who attend all sessions and complete the assessment will receive a certificate of participation and become a Fellow of the Melbourne Academy.

Suitable for

Early career academics who fulfil the following criteria:

  • are employed at the University of Melbourne
  • have less than five years' full-time equivalent post PhD academic experience at university level
  • are currently in a continuing or fixed term position.

Availability

The Melbourne Academy program will be offered once per semester.

Program schedule

Semester 2, 2022

This program is made up of six sessions that run at throughout September and October.  Sessions will be held on Tuesdays at varying times and it is a requirement that you attend all six sessions to complete the Academy.

SessionDate/TimeTimeTopic
1 Tuesday 6 September 2022
On-campus (venue to be advised)
9.30am – 1.15pm Teaching and learning
2 Tuesday 13 September 2022 
Dual Delivery (on campus room to advised; online via Zoom)
2.00pm – 4.30pm Scholarship of teaching and learning
3 Tuesday 20 September 2022 
Dual Delivery (on campus room to advised; online via Zoom)
10am – 12.30pm Career and professional development
4 Tuesday 4 October 2022 
Dual Delivery (on campus room to advised; online via Zoom)
1.30 – 4.00pm Engagement, collaboration and communication
5 Tuesday 14 June 2022 
Dual Delivery (on campus room to advised; online via Zoom)
10.00am – 12.45pm Leadership development
6 Tuesday 21 June 2022 (10.00am -12.45pm)
On-campus (venue to be advised)
1.30 – 4.00pm Bringing it all together

Registration

Expressions of interest for the Semester 2 cohort are now open.

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