19th October 2016
Associate Professor Angela Carbone recently gave a keynote at the Evidence-based Teaching conference 2016 in Melbourne. The keynote, title “Teaching in higher education – there isn’t enough evidence to tell us what works and why” has been published in The Conversation. You can access the article here
Angela has been an ALT fellow since 2010 and completed her more recent fellowship in 2014 titled Developing Excellence in Learning and Teaching through Peer Assisted teaching Scheme.
4th October 2016
The IFNTF is a growing network of the “world’s finest teachers”. The Federation was launched on September 8 this year, and David Boud represented us at both the launch and the subsequent meeting. The IFNTF website (http://www.ifntf.org/ ) is brand new and very sparse, but the organisers have plans to feature national networks and organisations such as the ALTF as well as individual members. This should start to happen fairly soon.
24th September 2016
Congratulations to the following new fellows for 2016:
Dawn Bennett and John Willison are among the returnees and we welcome 10 new ALTF fellows.
26th August 2016
We’re very pleased to announce a brand new look and feel to the ALTF website. Along with a new logo and home page, you will notice a new events page for upcoming ALTF events and other events by higher education organisations. If you have events you would like to see on the calendar please get in touch with Pip at email@example.com. This now completes phase one of the website development and phase two will commence shortly. During phase two we will further develop the resources page with fellowship documents, videos, articles and more. The new logo is available on the resources page for fellows to download and use.
25th August 2016
Planning is in progress for a 2017 ALTF forum to align with the 2017 HERDSA conference in Sydney. The forum will be held on Monday the 26thof June prior to the HERDSA conference so please save the date in your diaries.
24th August 2016
TEQSA and the Higher Education Compliance and Quality Forum will be running in November this year. This year the theme will be Sharing Excellence Through Collaboration. As part of this forum ALTF have been invited to run a panel (chaired by Julie Hare, Higher Education Editor, The Australian) scheduled for the morning of November 10th (Park Royal, Melbourne Airport). Read more…
2nd August 2016
Two Educational Fellowship Scheme fellows are authors of a new ANU Press publication titled The Doubters’ Dilemma: Exploring student attrition and retention in university language and culture programs. You can access a PDF of the book here.
25th July 2016
The Journal of Student Success has published an article by ALTF’s president Sally Kift titled The decline and demise of the Commonwealth’s strategic investment in quality learning and teaching. Click here to read the full article.
4th July 2016
A number of ALTF members have contributed during this year to conference presentations, think tanks and networking discussions on employability. The Education for Practice and Employability Network (www.epen.edu.au) has recently released several videos of our fellows providing their employability insights and experiences. Read more…
24th June 2016
HERDSA has published a HERDSA Occasional Publication The era of universal participation in higher education: Australian policy problems in relation to cost, equity and quality authored by Belinda Probert. The paper can be accessed here or downloaded for at http://herdsa.org.au/publications/Probert-era-universal-participation-higher-education. HERDSA invite you to share the paper with colleagues.