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STARS Conference 2017

July 2 - July 5

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This conference provides the opportunity to disseminate and discuss current research, good practice, emerging initiatives and leading edge ideas that are aimed at enhancing students’ tertiary learning experiences. Discussion on a wide variety of subjects is encouraged and focuses on the following topics:

  • Students – who are they, what are their needs, what works for different cohorts, strategies for broader social inclusion and increasing participation in tertiary education, participation of first nation peoples
  • Transitions – pathways to tertiary education, transitions into (the first year experience) during (work integrated learning) and from tertiary education including graduate employability, and capstone experiences
  • Achievement – strategies promoting student achievement including curricular and co-curricular reform, employability, gamification and simulation enhanced learning
  • Retention – program, discipline, whole of institution, inter-institutional and sector collaborations designed to improve student retention, threshold skills and concepts
  • Success – student engagement, technology enhanced learning, understanding students expectations and realities, psychological wellbeing, application of learning analytics

Who should attend: 

  • Tertiary teachers and learning support professionals
  • Academic and professional staff keen to enhance their knowledge and engage in discussions
  • Researchers in higher, tertiary and adult education
  • Academic and professional institutional leaders
  • Assistant and Associate Deans Learning and Teaching
  • Directors of Learning and Teaching, Students, Academic Staff Development and Digital Learning Strategies
  • Equity practitioners in Universities who are responsible for widening the participation of equity groups and supporting their transition into University study

Types of submissions: 

  • Refereed Papers (HERDC-E1)
  • Strategic Project Reports (National or Institutional-Level)
  • Good Practice Case Studies
  • Collaborative Workshops
  • Poster Presentations

What will you get out of it: 

  • Join an international community dedicated to enhancing students experiences
  • Engage with others in discussions about the breadth and depth of learning and teaching and student support issues
  • Hear about best practice from the people involved.
  • Present and discuss your ideas with interested colleagues.
  • Gather information about successful initiatives for implementation within your institution.

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Barney Glover – Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Western Sydney, Chair of Universities Australia
  • Associate Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet – Director, the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University. 2014 Australian University Teacher of the Year

Key Dates

30 January 2017 : Submission Deadline

from 10 April 2017 : Notifications to authors

1 May 2017 : At least one Author must be registered to attend

15 May 2017 : Electronic version of Posters due

Details

Start:
July 2
End:
July 5
Website:
http://unistars.org

Organiser

STARS
Website:
http://unistars.org

Venue

Stamford Grand Hotel
2 Jetty Rd
Glenelg, South Australia 5045 Australia
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