OLT National Peer Review Project

Register for Workshops on the Peer Review of Assessment

A friendly reminder that we have 5 State-based workshops in  the National Peer Review Network (in Assessment). Dates are now confirmed. Please send your expression of interest to Sara.Booth@utas.edu.au to participate in the workshops. These workshops are free.

Register for Melbourne – National Peer Review Network Forum

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National Peer Review Network Forum 12 November, Park Royal Hotel, Melbourne Airport.

Contact Karen@hes.edu.au

UTas

 

Office for Learning & Teaching Grant Videos – Process & Tips

These videos have been created to outline the OLT Grant application process and provide useful tips for those interested in applying for Learning and Teaching grants.

Natalie Laifer, Acting Branch Manager, OLT: The OLT Grant Application Process

 

Professor Jane den Hollander, Chair, OLT Grants Standing Committee: The OLT Grants Standing Committee Process

SC Video

Short version

Extended version

 

Workshop | 24 June | Failure as a Pathway to Success

Originally posted on VTAS Promoting Excellence Network:

Deakin_Worldly_Logo_Keyline[p]FAILURE AS A PATHWAY TO SUCCESS
Transforming failed grant applications into successes

A workshop hosted by Deakin University

This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to hear from highly qualified professionals in their field about their experiences of taking failure and transforming it into something positive.

Program
9.00-9.30       Registration

9.30-10.00     Keynote: Monica Curro, Assistant Principal 2nd Violin, Melbourne Symphony                             Orchestra: What can auditions teach us? Learning from failure
10.00-10.30   Keynote: Sally Kift, Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic, James Cook                                             University: Transforming a failed grant application into success
10.30-11.00   Morning tea

11.00-12.00   Round table session 1: Dummy failed grant application
12.00-1.00     Round table session 2: Real failed grant application
1.00-2.00…

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Deakin_Worldly_Logo_Keyline[p]FAILURE AS A PATHWAY TO SUCCESS
Transforming failed grant applications into successes

 

A workshop hosted by Deakin University

This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to hear from highly qualified professionals in their field about their experiences of taking failure and transforming it into something positive.

Program
9.00-9.30       Registration

9.30-10.00     Keynote: Monica Curro, Assistant Principal 2nd Violin, Melbourne Symphony                             Orchestra: What can auditions teach us? Learning from failure
10.00-10.30   Keynote: Sally Kift, Deputy Vice Chancellor – Academic, James Cook                                             University: Failure as Feedforward for Success (or have a Plan B) 
10.30-11.00   Morning tea

11.00-12.00   Round table session 1: Dummy failed grant application
12.00-1.00     Round table session 2: Real failed grant application
1.00-2.00       Lunch

The workshop will provide practical hands-on activities to:

  • critically analyse failed grant applications to identify which areas to improve, and
  • think creatively about transforming or reappropriating these projects into something else entirely.

This is a flipped format with pre-workshop activities for participants to access online.

The hands on activities will use real grant applications to provide participants with realistic practical experiences of working through an application.

If you would like to use one of your own rejected grant applications as a workshop activity, please email it to Bella by the end of April. These will of course be anonymised.

Spaces for this workshop are limited, so please register now if you would like to secure a place.

Monica Curro
Violinist Monica Curro is currently in her 17th year as Assistant Principal 2nd Violin of the CurroMelbourne Symphony Orchestra, and was a core member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra for 5 years before that. Monica has taught violin at The University of Melbourne and the Victorian College of the Arts and has coached at the Australian National Academy of Music and its Young Academy. She regularly tutors for Australian Youth Orchestra and National Music Camp programs. Monica recently gave the world premiere, as co-soloist with her sister Sarah, of Stefan Cassomenos’ Double Violin Concerto for acoustic, semi-acoustic and electric violins. In October 2013, she appeared as a soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

Sally KifKiftt
Sally Kift is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at James Cook University and President of the Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows (ALTF). Prior to commencing at JCU in 2012, Sally was a Professor of Law at Queensland University oTechnology, where she also served as Law Faculty Assistant Dean, Teaching & Learning (2001-2006) and QUT’s foundational Director, First Year Experience (2006-2007). Sally is a national Teaching Award winner (2003) and national Program Award winner (2007). She was awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) in 2006 to investigate the first year experience and is currently a Discipline Scholar in Law.

Failure as Feedforward for Success (or have a Plan B)
As any Google search of “success from failure” will tell you, many people fail their way to success. This is an undoubtedly true and motivating sentiment, but how does it translate to our current fraught and highly competitive grant environment where, if at first you don’t succeed, you are in very good company: only about 20% of OLT grant applications are ultimately successful. This presentation will not (and cannot) provide any silver bullet for grant success, but will suggest some strategies that may assist colleagues to at least ensure that the enormous effort put into grant applications and re-submissions might pay personal and institutional dividends; perhaps leading to a different, but equally valid, kind of success.

OLT Workshop on Using Student Created Digital Media

This is an invitation to Science, Applied Science and Science Education academic teaching staff to attend a one-day workshop as part of an OLT National Senior Fellowship, Digital Explanations: Engaging Students in Learning, and Communicating Science with Student-Created Digital Media (see flyer for details) to provide new ways for students to engage with content by making different forms of digital media to explain it.

Function: OLT One day workshop- Student created digital-explanations
Date: Thursday, 10th April 2014
Time: 9.00am – 3.30pm
Location: Conference Room, Melbourne City Centre, Deakin University
Facilitator: Assoc/Prof Garry Hoban, 2013 National Senior Teaching Fellow

Attending academics will:
• view examples and experience making five different forms of digital media (podcast, digital story, Slowmation, video and blended media, which is a combination) that they can get students to make in assignments using their own computers and free movie making software (iMovie for Mac, Windows Movie Maker for PC),
• share new ideas for assignments that engage students in learning and communicating,
• be provided with example assignments and marking rubrics for each media form,
• learn about a theoretical framework to underpin research and grant applications for student-created media and meet colleagues for collaborative research.

There is no cost for the workshop. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
Please indicate your interest in this workshop by emailing the fellowship manager, Julie Clark at  julclark@uow.edu.au  .  Because of the hands-on nature of the workshop, spaces are limited so please reply ASAP to secure a place. Further details will follow upon application.
Any enquiries about the workshop should also be directed to Julie at        julclark@uow.edu.au

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Engaging diverse students in Work Integrated Learning – A Webinar

The Office for Learning and Teaching have asked that we distribute this invitation to participate in a webinar on Engaging diverse students in Work Integrated Learning on  Wednesday, 19 March 2014.

The webinar is part of a project supported by the OLT, further detail about the project is available here: http://www.olt.gov.au/project-building-institutional-capacity-enhance-access-participation-and-progression-work-integrated

Please direct questions concerning registration or requests for further information about the project to …  Lainie Groundwater, the QUT Project Officer for ‘Building Institutional Capacity to Enhance Access, Participation and Progression in Work Integrated Learning’ – Mobile: 0432 431 247, Email  lain.groundwater@gmail.com

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