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.

Jim Watterston 22/02/19 MEL HBA MEL Hobart Meeting
Sandra Milligan 22/02/19 MEL DXB RUH DXB MEL Saudi Arabia Project
Peter Hill 23/02/19

Abu Dhabi
Muhammad Hassim 23/02/19 MEL AUH RUH AUH MEL Abu Dhabi Conference
Terry Bowles 25/02/19 MEL LAX ATL LAX MEL Los Angeles Conference
Joseph Connellan 4/03/19 MEL SYD MEL
Sydney Meeting
Wes Imms 8/03/19 MEL SYD MEL Melbourne Conference
Julie McLeod 8/03/19 MEL LHR SIN MEL London Other

Travel advice

A reminder to staff that all University-related travel must be booked in the UniTravel system, which enables the University to fulfil it’s duty of care to staff and students travelling on our behalf. This is particularly important where risk to travellers can escalate quickly, such as in the case of recent advice regarding the risk of travel to Iran.

Booking travel within the UniTravel system also eliminates the need for a travel diary for staff, where the dominant purpose of travel is University business.

MGSE Setting the Scene Day survey

Thank you to all the staff who attended the MGSE 2019 | Setting the Scene Day. Being able to bring the whole School together as one and being able to spend time away from our usual workspace provided us with a great opportunity to reflect on our priorities for the year ahead.

If you would like further information from the MGSE Business Development Team or the MGSE Advancement Team, please contact:
Business Development
Kailesh Gunesh and Fiona Luck

Ann Fazakerley and Tracy Houston

If you were unable to attend or wish to review any aspects of all presentations are available for download.

Please take a moment to complete the survey.

Appointment of the New Executive Director

Keryn Negri has been appointed as the new MGSE Executive Director. Keryn will be joining us from the Victorian Public Service where she has held a range of senior policy and executive management roles.

Over her twenty year career, Keryn has worked across number of departments and portfolios, driving complex legislative reform, implementing new policy initiatives and leading high performing teams. For the past six years Keryn has been CEO of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

During her time at VCAT, Keryn led the development and implementation of two strategic plans, put in place a stakeholder engagement plan, established a range of diversity programs including a Koori Inclusion Action Plan and an Accessibility Action Plan, and drove a major customer service improvement program. Keryn was recently recognised by the Institute of Public Administration in the 'Top 50 Public Sector Women 2018' initiative. Keryn holds a BA (Media and Communications) from RMIT and is currently completing her MBA.

Keryn is very enthusiastic about taking on a new challenge and joining the University. Keryn starts on Tuesday 12 March 2019. Until this time, Roland Wunder will continue to act in the ED role.

International Centre for Classroom Research Leadership

The International Centre for Classroom Research (ICCR) Melbourne, under the leadership of Professor David Clarke, has come to be recognised as a major international research facility specialising in the collection, storage and analysis of data (particularly video data) related to the study of learning and teaching in classrooms. The ICCR’s success in winning major ARC grants and in building deep and lasting international collaborations are testament to the impact of its educational research.

As of the beginning of the 2019 academic year, Professor David Clarke will be stepping down from the role of ICCR Director, but will remain actively involved in the ICCR’s projects, research and international activities.

Professor John Polesel has agreed to take on the role of ICCR Director from this point onwards. He will work with the ICCR team to continue the current projects and activities of the Centre, to seek new grants and funding opportunities and to steer the International Centre for Classroom Research into the future.

2019 Quarterly Staff Dialogues

The first round of Quarterly Staff Dialogues for 2019 will start next week. These dialogues will provide staff with the opportunity to discuss issues  with the MGSE Executive issues that are important to them.  

The agenda will be informal and driven by staff; and all attendees will be able to talk about specific and relevant topics within each group.

All dates and venues are listed below, please save the relevant dates in your calendars.

Professional Staff DialoguesDateTimeRoom
  Wednesday 27 February 11am - 12.30pm Q101-102
  Tuesday 21 May 3pm - 4.30pm Q101-102
  Tuesday 13 August 3pm - 4.30pm Q101-102
  Wednesday 27 November 3pm - 4.30pm Q101-102
Early Career Academics DialoguesDateTimeRoom
  Wednesday 27 February 3pm - 4.30pm Q101
  Wednesday 22 May 3pm - 4.30pm Q101
  Wednesday 14 August 3pm - 4.30pm Q101
  Thursday 28 November 11am - 12.30pm Q101
Mid-Career Academics DialoguesDateTimeRoom
  Thursday 28 February 11am - 12.30pm Q101
  Thursday 23 May 3pm - 4.30pm Q101
  Thursday 15 August 3pm - 4.30pm Q101
  Thursday 28 November 3pm - 4.30pm Q101
Professoriate DialoguesDateTimeRoom
  Thursday 28 February 3pm - 4.30pm Q101
  Friday 24 May 11am - 12.30pm Q101
  Friday 16 August 11am - 12.30pm Q101
  Friday 29 November 11am - 12.30pm Q101

2019 MGSE Results Submission dates

Results are due to by the following dates:

Mid-year: Monday 1 July
End of year: Monday 25 November 2019.

More information about results can be found on the 2019 MGSE Result Information document or on the MGSE intranet.

Fellowships awarded to five outstanding leaders in Victorian schools

Five prestigious Fellowships for leaders in education have been announced by the Menzies Foundation in partnership with the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne and the Collier Charitable Fund. Read more at the Menzies Foundation.

Save the date - Awards Evening 2019

Please save this date in your calendars, we will be holding the 2019 Awards evening on Tuesday 4 June at the Copland Theatre, The Spot, more information to come.

Dean's Lecture - Hon. Dr Barry Jones

The next Dean's Lecture will be presented by Hon. Dr Barry Jones on The Education Paradox: Why have the most highly educated generation of Australians lost faith in democracy, public institutions and major causes? For more information and to register visit the event page.

Talking Teaching podcast ideas

Do you have any ideas for future Talking Teaching podcasts? Send through your ideas to Maxine McKew.

MGSE Annual and Triennial Academic Performance Review

The Academic Performance Development Review (PDR) process is now due to commence.  Academic staff are now invited to complete either an Annual or Triennial Performance Reviews online via Academic Careers @ Melbourne in accordance with established processes.

You will have approx. 3 and half months to complete the process and all Annual and Triennial Reviews should be completed by 30 April 2019.

If you have not done so already, can you please commence discussions with your staff/supervisor.

The People & Culture (P&C) team will also be holding drop-in sessions if any staff or supervisors need additional assistance; dates and times to be advised.

For assistance, please see the details below,

To access Academic Careers @ Melbourne

  • Log in to the HR Services Portal 
  • Click on 'HR Applications' and follow the links to the Academic Career dashboard of your choice.

How to Guides are located under Performance Development Framework, located here including:

  • How to Guide for Academics
  • How to Guide for Supervisors and Department Administrators
  • Find answers to your questions by viewing the Frequently Asked Questions


Contact HR Assist using the General Enquiry form or phone +61 3 9035 4000 (option 1.1)