Director of the Centre for Program Evaluation

As Professor Janet Clinton has started her position as Deputy Dean this week, the position of Director of the Centre for Program Evaluation (CPE), will be shared between Dr Amy Gullickson and Dr Jon Quach for the next 12-months.

Amy and Jon are both accomplished researchers, evaluators, teachers and leaders with many notable achievements and are well credentialed to take on this important role.  As Acting Co-Directors of the Centre for Program Evaluation (CPE), Amy and Jon will continue to lead the CPE into the future.

Master of Teaching Capstone Coordinator

Dr Kate Coleman is the successful applicant for the position of Master of Teaching Capstone Coordinator.

In this position, Kate will work closely with the Program Director - Initial Teacher Education, the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) and the Master of Teaching leadership team, in continuing to ensure that the Graduate School’s work in the Capstone Program remains at the forefront of innovation and development.

At the end of June, Dr Amanda Burritt’s term as the Master of Teaching Capstone Coordinator will conclude.

Senior Lecturer and Engagement Lead of the MCSHE

Dr Siew Fang Law is a Senior Lecturer and Engagement Lead at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (MCSHE) at the University of Melbourne. She leads a series of engagement professional development programs for academics and professional staff. She has an interdisciplinary research background intersecting community development, peace psychology and conflict transformation.

Siew has held governance positions as Victoria University’s Council member, Research Ethics Committee member and a non-profits board member with other institutions. She has received international appointments, such as, as the Extraordinarius Professor of the University of South Africa and an Honourary Fellow of Western Sydney University. Siew is the Co-Chair of the International Network for Peace Psychology and the Editor of the Springer Peace Psychology Book Series. Before working in universities, she worked with UNDP and UNESCO in Southeast Asia.

Themis unavailable 8-10 May

Business Services advise that Themis will be unavailable from 4pm Friday 8 May until 6pm Sunday 10 May. During this period, security and HR/payroll patches will be applied. Themis will be made available earlier if the upgrade is completed ahead of schedule.

For more information contact Raja Manivannan Swatantrakumar.

2020 Capital Plan review

A review of the 2020 Capital Plan focused on the phasing of spend in response to COVID-19 has recently been completed. The review was led by the Capital Advisory Group (CAG) with support from the Technology Steering Group (TSG). The findings of the review were approved by University Executive on April 22, 2020. For more information visit the 2020 Capital Plan review page.

Revised performance review submission dates

    • Academic Staff - Annual and Triennial Reviews should be completed by 31 May 2020.

Staff Development

MDP - Manager Essentials will now be conducted via Zoom (3 x 1 hr Webinar), the next  available session are 18-19 May and 1-2 June, please enrol via TrainME.

Capability Development are also launching the LGBTI+ Employee Awareness Briefing via Zoom on 12 May with more to come, please enrol via TrainME.

A reminder to complete Managing Information-Cybersecurity in TrainME if you haven't already done so.

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Online Q and A sessions on assessment

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays

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To support staff in (re)designing their assessment, the Melbourne CSHE is offering weekly virtual office hours with an assessment expert who will discuss alternative assessment options and answer assessment-related questions. These are curriculum-oriented sessions designed to complement the more technical and design-oriented sessions offered through Learning Environments.

Coffee chat and Q&A for sessional teachers

Date: Monday 11 May
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am

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Join Associate Lecturer Samantha Marangell for a fortnightly 1-hour check-in about the changing contexts of small-group teaching and new challenges for sessional teachers. This session is designed to give tutors, demonstrators, and other sessional teachers the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas. What challenges are you facing? What new teaching strategies or resources would be valuable for you right now?

Conflict in engagement and partnerships

Date: Monday 1 June
Time: 10am - 11am

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This Zoom workshop is for staff at The University of Melbourne only, and is part of the Applying Collaborative Partnerships Series.

Conflict is often inevitable when engaged in any partnerships and collaborative projects. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, new forms of conflict may emerge due to uncertainty, poor communication and changes. How you react and respond to conflict can make or break an effective relationship. In this webinar, participants will look at various ways to overcome and push through conflict and disagreements and ultimately strengthen their relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.

Learning design for experienced sessional teachers - Semester 1

Date: Thursday 11 June
Time: 9am - 12.30pm
Venue: Zoom Meeting

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Enhancing your teaching by incorporating theory and research into curriculum design

This half-day program is designed for experienced sessional teachers who wish to enhance their understanding of comprehensive learning design. During this program, theory and research around effective learning design will be discussed, and participants will have the opportunity to explore how those theories and findings can be incorporated into their own lesson planning. This program considers a range of teaching contexts and includes the opportunity to interact with colleagues from various disciplines in the University.

For more information please see the program page.