Chair of the MGSE Human Ethics Advisory Group (HEAG)

Congratulations to Associate Professor Tricia Eadie who has been appointed as Chair of the MGSE Human Ethics Advisory Group (HEAG), taking over from Professor Dianne Vella-Broderick who held the Chair position for the last five years.

Tricia will be supported in the HEAG by the appointment of  Associate Professor Aaron Jarden as Deputy Chair. Tricia and Aaron will guide MGSE staff through the changes that will be occurring across the University as we move to a centralised ethics process, and streamline our own structures and process for ethics applications.

Course Coordinator, Master of Education

Dr Yvette Slaughter is the successful applicant for the position of Course Coordinator, Master of Education.

In this position Yvette will work closely with the Program Director (Professional Education), Master of Education specialisation and subject coordinators, and professional staff in the Learning and Teaching team and the Student Experience team, to ensure the continuing high quality, sustainability and smooth running of the Master of Education course. Yvette will commence next week.

Revised performance review submission dates

    • Academic Staff - Annual and Triennial Reviews should be completed by 31 May 2020.
    • Professional Staff - Performance reviews should be completed by the end of March 2020.

MGSE Organisational charts and contact listings

Academic, professional and cognate/research group leader organisational charts and contact listings for 2020 are now available via the MGSE intranet.

Time off in lieu of Overtime (TOIL) for PASO Employees

As you will be aware, the EA System Changes Project team developed a system solution at the end of last year to support the management of TOIL via Themis which is now live. A Knowledge Base Article with detailed instructions has been published on the Staff Services portal.

All Professional, Administrative Support Occupations (PASO) employees will be required to record TOIL via Themis Self Service from 1 February 2020. Employees who have an existing TOIL balance recorded offline must work with their manager to take this time off by 30 June 2020.

A managers’ guide addressing frequently asked questions around TOIL is now available.

Academic promotion briefings 2020

Throughout February and March Professor Richard James, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Undergraduate) and Professor Nilss Olekalns, President of the Academic Board will present an Academic promotion briefing in the context of the University's Academic Performance Framework.

There will be additional Academic Promotion Briefing Sessions specifically for women academics interested in applying for promotion. Complementing the general sessions, Professor James and Professor Marilys Guillemin will present on the promotion process, specifically with a focus on women applicants. Prospective female promotion applicants are encouraged to attend one of the women's Academic Promotion Briefing Sessions as well as the general University Promotion Briefing Session commensurate to their academic level.

The briefings will be recorded and uploaded to the Academic Careers @ Melbourne webpage (under the 'Promotion' tab) shortly after the briefing session. Dates, times, venues and more information is available on the Academic Careers @ Melbourne page.

Communications Officer

Strategic Communications welcomes Zane Kingi as a new member of the team. Joining the team in February, Zane will work across the internal and external communication portfolios.

Staff development and skills building

Managers training:

  • MDP Enabling Greater Performance: 12 March - $415
  • MDP Managing Mental Health for Managers: 25 March - $320
  • MDP Manager Essentials: 31 March & 28 April - no cost All staff training:
  • LGBTI Awareness Briefing: 8 April - no cost
  • Professional Staff Orientation: 11 March and 21 April - $30
  • Managing Committees and Minute Taking: 17 March - $200

Skills building:

  • Business Report Writing: 3 March 2020 - $220 Activity-based workshop to help you write in plain English and with impact to get desired results.
  • Working with Asian Names: Cultural Awareness: 23 March 2020 - $270 Covers the use, structure and pronunciation of names from China, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan.
  • Managing My Work (half-day session): 24 March - $175 A half-day session to develop tools for managing your work effectively and wisely. For staff at UOM levels 3to 6.
  • Understanding Myself and Others (half-day session): 20 March - $255 (includes a tailored DISC profile report) Half-day session designed to help you understand your own and others' styles of working and communicating, for staff at UOM levels 3 to 6.

Bookings: TrainMe

Learning and Teaching Team

The Learning and Teaching Team has been recently re-structured to align with the changing L&T needs of the MGSE.

For further details on the roles and responsibilities of team members, please visit the Learning and Teaching team page.

Jawun Secondment

Congratulations to Pian Zhang from the Strategy, Finance and Planning Team for her successful application to participate in this year's Jawun development program.

Jawun is a Signature Project of the University's Reconciliation Action Plan which places talented University staff into Indigenous organisations to work on a range of initiatives. This six week residential secondment is a professional development opportunity for individuals to provide their skills to assist indigenous organisations to build capability and empower indigenous-led development.

Pian's placement will run between 10 May to 20 June in a Shepparton-based organisation.

Nossal Institute Secondment

Congratulations to Annie Nguyen from the Strategy Planning and Finance Team for her secondment to the Nossal Institute.

Annie will support the financial management of Nossal part-time from 19 February to April (part-time MGSE) and then full time to 19 October 2020.