The STEM Ecosystem Project at RMIT University is building cross-disciplinary leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. A core objective is to connect STEM academic staff with industry leaders creating networks, fostering best practice and cross fertilisation of knowledge. The project is supported by the Federal Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT).
We are hosting an Industry Breakfast to tackle the question “What does Industry want from STEM graduates”. Our keynote speaker is Leonie Walsh, Lead Scientist, Victorian Government.
I would like to invite you to join us for the Industry Breakfast on 25 November, 2014; an invitation is attached.
There will be opportunities to network with STEM Academic Staff and Industry colleagues to discuss industry’s requirements for STEM graduates.
Looking forward to seeing you at RMIT University.
Register for this event before Tuesday, 17 November by emailing your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Belinda Kennedy, Project Manager, Office of Learning and Teaching, STEM Ecosystem Project, College of Science, Engineering and Health, RMIT University (City campus), Melbourne 3001, Tel: (03) 9925 0995
The 12th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning will take place from 27-30 October 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. The conference will be co-hosted by Monash University and RMIT University and held at RMIT University, located in the central business district of Melbourne. At this major international conference, you will have the opportunity to hear from, and interact with, scholars of teaching and learning from around the world. The conference theme, Leading Learning and the Scholarship of Change, will explore how teaching staff and students in universities can lead quality learning and teaching practice as we move inevitably towards more changes in higher education. You will be able to interact with colleagues and build networks that will enable you to participate actively in the distributed leadership of the academy. We look forward to hearing from you at the conference and to working with you beyond the event.
Registration opens on 27 November 2015. For more details please visit the website: http://issotl2015.com.au/
A new OLT Final report has been released recently from a VTAS institution:
Learning and teaching in public spaces (LTPS) 2014 – Victoria University, lead institution.
Several new OLT Final reports have been released recently from VTAS institutions including the Final Report from the Vic-Tas Promoting Excellence Network:
Can DVD Simulations be used to promote empathic behaviours and interprofessional collaboration among undergraduate healthcare students? – Associate Professor Brett Williams, Associate Professor Ted Brown, Professor Lisa McKenna, Dr Malcolm Boyle, Dr Claire Palermo, Associate Professor Elizabeth Molloy, Professor Debra Nestel, Associate Professor Louise McCall – Monash University
Evidence-based benchmarking framework for a distributed leadership approach to capacity building in learning and teaching – Professor Sandra Jones and Professor Roger – RMIT University Hadgraft – LE11_2000_Jones_Report_2014
Advancing Ehealth education for the clinical health professions – Dr Kathleen Gray and Dr Ambica Dattakumar – University of Melbourne – PP10_1806_Gray_report_2014-1
Thriving in transition: A model for student support in the transition to Australian higher education – Dr Martin Harris and Associate Professor Tony Barnett – University of Tasmania – SP10_1828_Harris_Report_2014
Several new OLT final reports have been released recently from VTAS institutions.
- createED Strengthening learning and teaching leadership in the creative arts – RMIT lead institution – http://www.olt.gov.au/resource-createED
- Quality management of online learning environments – Deakin University lead institution – http://www.olt.gov.au/resource-quality-management-online-learning-environments
- Developing a toolkit and framework to support new postgraduate research supervisors in emerging research areas – Swinburne University lead institution – http://www.olt.gov.au/resource-toolkit-framework-support-new-postgraduate-research-supervisors
The VTAS Promoting Excellence Network and RMIT University held a Learning Futures workshop on Wednesday 13 November. Approximately 115 people attended this event and heard presentations by Hamish Coates, Phill Dawson, Betty Leask, Beverley Oliver and Gilly Salmon.
Thank you to all attendees and presenters.
Videos and the keynote presentation slides from the day can be accessed below.
Keynote address – video
Provocateur panel – video