MGSE staff news

Digital Taskforce Update

MGSE's new LMS Community

Introducing the MGSE LMS Support community. This brand new LMS space has an MGSE-specific administrative focus and has been created to:

  • Serve as a repository of LMS guides and information available to staff users
  • Address commonly asked administrative LMS questions in MGSE
  • Provide a ready means of communicating LMS news and updates relevant to MGSE staff

All subject coordinators should already have access to this community – anyone else keen to explore the site and keep abreast of MGSE LMS news, please feel free to self-enrol.

MGSE LMS Drop-in sessions

Visit the Digital Taskforce page for updates about drop-in sessions.

Master of Teaching 2022 Accreditation Process Update

Work has continued over past few weeks as the Master of Teaching Course Coordinators (Mark Selkrig, Natasha Ziebell, Merryn Dawborn-Gundlach, Martina Tassone and Jeanne Marie Iorio) work with the Director of Initial Teacher Education (Daniela Acquaro), the Director of Professional Experience (Richard Sallis) and the Associate Dean Learning & Teaching (John Quay), meeting each week.

As mentioned in Issue 8 of MGSE News, the aim of these regular meetings is to address the many competing elements which must be aligned in the design of a coherent program of the Master of Teaching courses. The output of these meetings will be to draft program and course architectures. These will be presented to staff in a consultation period, where the aim is to share and explain the thinking which is emerging, and to enable input into this thinking.

The course management group hope that this consultation period is not too far off. As you can imagine, all currently involved would like to progress through the current phase to be able to engage with others. The aim is for this to occur in August.

2020 first half year results due next week

Results are due to by 5pm Monday 6 July. Non-standard subject results (e.g. Term 1, Winter) are due within 20 working days of the end of the assessment period. For more information visit the Results Information page on the intranet.


Over the next few years, the University is transitioning to OneCRM, which will deliver a single customer relationship management (CRM) platform using Salesforce across the entire University.

The OneCRM team is currently implementing the prospective student phase. Next month admissions and graduate research will move to OneCRM. Future phases will include alumni.

Visit the MGSE and OneCRM page on the intranet for more information.

2020 Best Practice Awards in Tertiary Education Management

The ATEM annual Best Practice Awards recognise outstanding practice in tertiary education management across 10 categories. Nominate yourself, your team or colleagues by downloading the Awards Criteria brochure and the Nomination form. Anyone who works in the sector or related industries can apply or nominate.

MGSE Go Green Showcase - TreeProject

Jenny Lowe from the MGSE Go Green Team has volunteered to be part of the TreeProject and has assisted in successfully planting 336 little trees from seeds that have been planted in Castlemaine.

Visit the Go Green team's intranet page to find out more.

More volunteers required - SecondBite

The free meals initiative in conjunction with the charity SecondBite has been extended until the end of September. That means a lot more free meals for University students, but also a lot more volunteer shifts to fill. Expressions of interest for more volunteers are now open. Volunteers will be required to attend a two-hour shift (once off or weekly) at one of the distribution sites (UniLodge, Lincoln House or 303 Royal Parade) to hand out free, healthy, delicious, frozen meals to students. If you haven't yet volunteered this is a fantastic initiative and a great opportunity to really make a difference to the well-being of students during this difficult time.  Visit the University's Health and Wellbeing page for more information. Contact Inoka or Anisha for any enquiries.

New accessibility compliant PowerPoint templates

Download the latest PowerPoint templates from the Staff Hub, which have been updated to meet accessibility standards and requirements. The templates and downloads page houses a number of other templates and assets for use by all staff, so check back regularly to ensure you have the latest versions.