MGSE staff news

Who's travelling?

The following MGSE staff will be travelling soon. If you have colleagues, potential RHD scholars, prospective students, events, or opportunities in or near the locations that they are travelling to, you are encouraged to get in touch with these staff directly to explore the potential for collaboration.

Peter Hill 05/10/18 MEL ABX Albury Other
Russell Cross 01/11/18
MEL SYD MEL Sydney Teaching obligation
John Polesel 11/11/18 MEL SCL BOG SCL SYD MEL Bogata Other
Joseph Lobianco 30/10/18
Los Angeles
Jim Watterston 17/11/18 MEL SYD PEK SYD MEL China Conference

Interim Executive Director

Congratulations to Roland Wunder, Manager Finance and Strategic Planning has accepted the interim role of MGSE Executive Director commencing Monday 1 October. Roland is already known to many of you in his current role and he is also well known to the Executive team and many people across the University.

EOI for Strategic Planning Project Officer

With the recent launch of the MGSE strategic plan, there is a 12-month fixed term opportunity to lead the project management aspects of the delivery of the plan and associated work. This opportunity is open to all current MGSE staff. Download a copy of the Position Description.

If you have the skills and experience to perform in this role, please send your one-page address of the selection criteria and copy of your CV directly to the MGSE HR inbox. Applications close COB Thursday 27 September, a selection process will follow shortly after.

Language Teacher Register

The Language Teacher Register has been developed by the Department of Education and Training to assist schools to source qualified languages teachers to fill vacant language teaching positions in government schools.

The Language Teacher Register is open to graduating, graduate and currently employed language teachers who are seeking a language teaching position in a government kindergarten, primary or secondary school.  Eligible language teachers can register using the online form.

For more information download the Language Teacher Register Fact Sheet.

Semester 2 main SES period now underway

The majority of Semester 2 Subject Experience Surveys (SES) for MGSE subjects will be surveyed over the coming weeks. Subject Coordinators/teaching staff are encouraged to continue the great work started last semester in boosting SES response rates. Please check the Academic Services page for your subject’s survey period and visit the SES news page for tips on promoting student participation.

Disability Research Initiative

The University has established a Professorial Fellowship in Disability and Social Inclusion and the Disability Research Initiative to develop research to benefit people with a disability. We have a partnership with Scope Australia, a disability services provider, and jointly appointed Professor Keith McVilly as the University’s Professorial Fellow in Disability and Social Inclusion to lead the research.

Updates from the MGSE Go Green Team

The MGSE Go Green Team submitted a Green Fund application in late August to apply for grants to put plants in the Leicester Street Office (as a pilot project that belongs to a longer-term plan). Unfortunately, competition across the University is fierce and we were not successful.

But as a result of Green Fund application like ours and the broader Green Impact program, we want to let you know that Sustainable Campus is now collaborating with the Grounds Team and Burnley Campus to create a nursery of plants and run regular potting workshops for staff to take plants back to their office and make their offices greener spaces.

If you would like to know when potting workshops are running, please make sure you sign up to the Sustainable Campus newsletter.

Find out more about how to be part of Green Impact on the Sustainable Campus website and download resources such as posters by visiting the Resources page.

Award recipients for University grant schemes

Congratulations to MGSE colleagues awarded University project grants.

Learning and Teaching Initiatives:

  • Enhancing capacity to engage with Indigenous knowledge across teacher education and schools ($29,985.00)
    Dr Sophie Rudolph, Dr Licho López López, Dr Sue Mentha; and Associate applicants (Arts): Dr Jeanine Leane, and A/Prof Sarah Maddison
  • From collaborative learning to collaborative practice: Interdisciplinary teaching and learning in education and speech pathology ($15,000)
    Dr Natasha Ziebell (MGSE), Dr Jemma Skeat (MDHS); and Associate applicants: Mr Trist Jones (Flemington PS), and Mr Matthew Harrison (MGSE)

MGSE was incredibly impressed with the calibre of applicants’ proposals. The dedication and vision demonstrated by staff in their contribution to MGSE and its students was evident in all applications, despite not all were selected in a strongly competitive round.

Equity and Innovation Grants

  • The Art of Engagement: Involvement of students in low-SES schools in the MGSE Arts Breadth program ($37,293.60)
    Dr Richard Sallis and Dr Kathryn Coleman

Universitas 21 Scholarships awards to Joann Cattlin

Joann Cattlin has been awarded the Universitas 21 Professional Staff Scholarship to visit universities in USA and Canada in 2019 to investigate knowledge mobilisation and research management strategies which support engagement with stakeholders. Joann is Project Manager for the ARC Linkage Project – Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change.

Read more about the scholarship.

Academic writing feedback and Maths & Stats Help

The Student Peer Leader Network has a range of drop-in sessions run by students throughout semester where there peers can get help on a subject or build on important skills.

Students can meet with an experienced peer for:

  • Quick feedback on academic writing 12pm-4pm.  Students are asked to bring a printed copy of their writing and some questions they want to ask.
  • Maths and stats help 12.30pm-2.30pm. Students may ask for help with basic maths and statistics in any discipline or subject.

Visit the Skills & Experience section of the student page for more information.