This VTAS PEN Workshop is designed to up-skill academic and professional staff interested in preparing to apply for a local or national citation or teaching award. This Workshop is targeting Criteria 3 of the National Awards – relating to Evaluation practices that bring about improvements in teaching and learning. Please see the attached VTAS PEN Workshop for further details on the workshop sessions.
August 7th 2017 between 12:00pm and 5:00pm
Monash University Law Chambers
555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
You can RSVP for the workshop here
We look forward to seeing you on the day.
AAUT to move to UA
As part of its Higher Education Reform Package the Federal Government’s Department of Education and Training will cease to fund and administer the Australian Awards for University Teaching. It, together with the OLT’s digital repository for HE learning and teaching, will move to Universities Australia from 1 January 2018 (Higher Education Reform Package, p20).
The HE Reform Package says the Government has supported the recognition of high quality learning and teaching for more than 20 years and “Given the levels of funding provided to institutions it is appropriate that the higher education sector takes increased responsibility for the recognition and promotion of quality in higher education teaching and learning.
“…the best approach to the long-term sustainability of the awards lies with the higher education sector taking ownership and ensuring that the AAUT target exceptional performance in areas that are relevant, and important, to the sector” (ibid).
Universities Australia will also curate the OLT digital L&T research library to ensure project reports and resources continue to be accessible.