Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) and Academic Advising


The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, including Academic Advising, Program is a Melbourne CSHE initiative for academic teaching staff and academic advisors. It aims to build Communities of Practice in SoTL and the Scholarship of Academic Advising across the University.

The first session will cover the principles of SoTL and we will discuss possibilities for collaborative SoTL and Academic Advising projects. Participants will have the opportunity to join a SoTL or academic advising group based on their particular interests.
Subsequent monthly meetings will be guided by the needs and interests of participants discussed in the first workshop.

Suitable for

Teaching staff and academic advisors at the University of Melbourne.

Program schedule

Introduction Workshop Thursday 24 June, 1.30pm-3.00pm Online via Zoom
Workshop # 1 Friday 23 July, 2.00pm-3.30pm 
Guest speaker: Emeritus Professor John Hattie
Online via Zoom
Workshop # 2Wednesday 25 August,  10.00am-11.30am
Topic: Ethics in using available data for SoTL
Guest speakers:  Dr Kathryn Coleman & Gene Melzack
Online via Zoom
Workshop # 3Tuesday 21 September, 11.00am-12.30pm
Topic: Applying scientific curiosity to teaching. Roadblocks and opportunities
Guest speakers: Professor Raoul Mulder
Online via Zoom
Workshop # 4Thursday 28 October, 1.30pm-3.00pm Online via Zoom
Final Workshop Wednesday 24 November, 1.30pm-3.00pm TBC


Register to receive a Zoom link and to be informed about the upcoming workshops.

Submit Expression of Interest Form


Program Coordinators

Professor Sophie Arkoudis (for SoTL)

Associate Professor Chi Baik (for Academic Advising)

Administrative matters

Dina Uzhegova, Program Officer