New Generation Post Doc for MGSE

In partnership with the Australia India Institute (AII) Dr Andrew Deuchar will be working as a Level A researcher with MGSE and AII.

Andrew recently completed his PhD at the School of Geography here at the University of Melbourne. His thesis was titled Between the city and the hills: youth rethinking the value of education and migration in north India, and it sought to advance debates about youth, education and migration. Enrolments in tertiary education have increased dramatically over the last few decades in India, but job creation has lagged behind. Andrew was interested in the ways that educated rural migrants grappled with the prospect and long term unemployment and how they sought to acquire respect and status.

Alongside his research, Andrew has been an academic tutor for two years at the University. In both 2018 and 2019, he tutored for two subjects – Global Youth and China in Transition. In 2019, Andrew built on his teaching experience by developing and delivering a two hour guest lecture for Global Youth titled 'Young people on the move: identity and transition through travel'.

Assistant Dean (Diversity and Inclusion)

MGSE’s Assistant Dean (Diversity and Inclusion), Dr Jessica Gerrard, will be taking a period of combined parental and sabbatical leave in Semester 2. During Jessica’s absence, Dr Richard Sallis has kindly agreed to act in the Assistant Dean (Diversity and Inclusion) position until Jessica returns at the beginning of 2021.

Richard is well-positioned to lead this portfolio in Jessica’s absence, having maintained a close connection to the work and committees within the Diversity and Inclusion space over the past two years.

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 is 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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Free short courses from the Mobile Learning Unit

The University of Melbourne - Mobile Learning Unit has recently released three new free online courses to help support our healthcare workers battling against COVID-19.

  1. Compassion fatigue: The cost of caring
  2. Clinician resilience during COVID-19
  3. Clinical ethics and COVID-19

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.

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.