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.

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, 2021

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SessionDate/TimeTopicPresenters
1 Tuesday 5 October 2021 (10.30am – 1.15pm)
Online via Zoom
Teaching and learning Assoc. Prof. Karena Waller, Melbourne CSHE, University of Melbourne

Assoc. Prof. Chi Baik, Melbourne CSHE, University of Melbourne

Prof. Angela Paladino, Williams Center for Learning Advancement, University of Melbourne

Assoc. Prof. Gavin Buskes, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Melbourne
2

Tuesday 12 October 2021 (2.00pm – 4.15pm)

Online via
Zoom

Scholarship of teaching and learning Assoc. Prof. Karena
Waller, Melbourne CSHE, University of Melbourne

Assoc. Prof. Thomas Cochrane, Melbourne CSHE,
University of Melbourne)

Dr. Brian Cook, Faculty of
Science, University of Melbourne)

Prof.
Raoul Mulder, Melbourne CSHE and Faculty of Science, University of
Melbourne)
3

Thursday 21
October (10.30
-12.45pm)

Online via
Zoom

Career and professional development Assoc. Prof. Karena
Waller, Melbourne CSHE, University of Melbourne

Prof Karen
Farquharson, Vice President Academic Board, University of Melbourne

Prof. Julie McLeod, PVC Research Capability, The University of Melbourne
4

Wednesday 3
November
2021 (2.00 –
4.15pm)

Online via
Zoom

Engagement, collaboration and communication Assoc. Prof. Karena
Waller, Melbourne CSHE, University of Melbourne

Dr. Siew Fang Law, Melbourne CSHE, University of Melbourne

Dr. Jen Martin, Faculty of Science, University
of Melbourne)
5

Friday 12
November
2021 (10.00 –
12.15pm)

Online via
Zoom

Leadership development

Assoc. Prof. Karena
Waller, Melbourne CSHE, University of Melbourne

Prof. Richard James,
Chancellery, University of Melbourne

Assoc. Prof. Natalie
Hannan, Assoc Dean Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry
and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne

6

Tuesday 16
November
2021 (10.00am
-12.45pm)

On-campus
(venue to be
advised;
subject to
COVID
restrictions)

Bringing it all together

Assoc. Prof. Karena
Waller, Melbourne CSHE, University of Melbourne

PANEL: Prof. Jamie Evans, PVC Academic;
Prof. Julie McLeod, PVC Research Capability

Prof. Karen Farquharson, Vice
President Academic Board

Registration

Registrations for Semester 2, 2021 are now closed. Please check back in November for when Semester 1, 2022 Expressions of Interest open.

Enquiries

Program content

Associate Professor Karena Waller, Program Coordinator
Email: klwaller@unimelb.edu.au

Administrative matters

melbourne-cshe@unimelb.edu.au