Events & Activities
WATTLE hosts workshops, seminars and events to bring together members and support teaching practice and academic scholarship. If you have any suggestions for events, speakers or activities please check our event criteria and complete the online form.
Wednesday 6 December 2017: 12:30pm–1:15pm
Teaching and Technology Hub: Building 17, Level 2
Please join us for the Wednesdays with Wattle workshop / seminar series – a relaxed informal way to discover what your colleagues are doing / planning / imagining in the teaching and learning space. Please bring your lunch and take the opportunity to discover some of the exciting innovations happening within UOW and beyond.
Ann Rogerson will be discussing her research entitled: ‘It is not just about the method of assessment: The importance of the question asked and the instructions given to ensure integrity’. This presentation discusses the need for rigorous framing of assessment questions (whether written, online, presentation based or via examination) as being the critical foundation point to support academic integrity.
Wednesday 6 December 2017: 2:00pm–4:00pm
Building 67, Room 302
The Fellowship builds on the momentum developed during the OLT Strategic Commissioned Priority Project: ‘Student engagement in university decision making and governance” (2014-2016). The project asked the questions: What is ‘student engagement’ leading to ‘student partnership’ in institution decision-making? Why is student partnership valuable to institutions, their students and to the sector as a whole? How may student engagement processes be embedded effectively to lead to an ethos or culture of student partnership? The project report is available on the Fellowship website.
International research showed how student partnership is becoming firmly embedded in higher education sectors elsewhere and evidence shows clear benefits for both institutions and their students. Authentic and effective engagement of student voice is recognised as enhancing the quality of teaching and learning and the educational experience of students, while facilitating their personal development in terms of critical thinking, leadership and citizenship. Partnership with students in faculty and university wide decision making, from course and subject representation to matters of strategy and direction, has a strong role to play in developing the skills required for the rapidly changing work environment.
In this presentation Sally will discuss the collaboration, the principles and the framework and the proposed way forward to sustainable student partnership.