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Integrating Information Literacy Into Curriculum Assessment Practice: An Informatics Case Study, Annette M. Meldrum, H. Tootell Dec 2004

Integrating Information Literacy Into Curriculum Assessment Practice: An Informatics Case Study, Annette M. Meldrum, H. Tootell

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This article describes how an Informatics subject has integrated information literacy skills into its curriculum assessment practice. The paper provides a background on the role information literacies have in student learning and explains the importance of ensuring the literacies are aligned with subject content and assessment practice. It describes the results of an informatics subject that has been developed through collaboration between Academic and Faculty Librarian.


Inspiring Imagination – Education And Learning: The University Experience In The Regional Development Cocktail, Robbie Collins, Laurie Stevenson Sep 2004

Inspiring Imagination – Education And Learning: The University Experience In The Regional Development Cocktail, Robbie Collins, Laurie Stevenson

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This paper suggests that imagination ferments regional development. The paper considers how education, and in particular regional universities, are part of the regional development cocktail. Using contemporary and historical experience at the Shoalhaven Campus the paper explores how Shoalhaven campus can be seen as an integral ingredient in the Shoalhaven development cocktail. In doing so, it provides an analysis that matches other regional campus experiences. What is Shoalhaven Campus? An educational precinct based on a campus co-location model. In this instance, TAFE and University are co-located on the campus grounds and share library, IT, telephone and campus services facilities. The ...


Working ‘Through’ Graduate Attributes: A Bottom-Up Approach, Bronwyn James, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Muhammad N S Hadi Jul 2004

Working ‘Through’ Graduate Attributes: A Bottom-Up Approach, Bronwyn James, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Muhammad N S Hadi

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The implementation of graduate attributes is a contentious addition to the agenda of Australian universities as they face issues related to quality assurance and funding. In this case study, we describe a way that we as teachers can work ‘through’ rather than uncritically with the graduate attributes. We suggest that the graduate attributes potentially allow the university community to focus on the processes of pedagogy. The paper also demonstrates how the graduate attributes can be used to initiate the development of a community of practice through collaboration and sharing of teaching strategies. The project allows a bottom-up approach for interpretation ...


Sharing Teaching Strategies Online: Encouraging Conversations About Graduate Attributes, Geraldine E. Lefoe, G. Hoban Jun 2004

Sharing Teaching Strategies Online: Encouraging Conversations About Graduate Attributes, Geraldine E. Lefoe, G. Hoban

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Graduate attributes are a key aspect of students’ outcomes during their university career. Although universities acknowledge their importance, there is little support for academics to develop teaching strategies to help students achieve these attributes. This paper presents a web-based resource that links teaching strategies with graduate attributes in a university context. Whilst a number of universities provide support for graduate attributes through policy development, faculty strategic plans and subject outcomes, the actual implementation in the classroom requires an understanding of teaching strategies to develop the student outcomes. The paper also explains the conceptual framework of the website to show how ...


Integrating Innovation Into The Mainstream In A Faculty Of Arts: Obstacles And Opportunities, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Rebecca Albury Jun 2004

Integrating Innovation Into The Mainstream In A Faculty Of Arts: Obstacles And Opportunities, Geraldine E. Lefoe, Rebecca Albury

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For a university in regional Australia, a new degree program on offer to a remote campus and access centres, provided a supportive environment for faculty to trial new teaching and learning methods, specifically making use of learning management system (WebCT) for aspects of communication and content. This paper examines the impact this had on the faculty, in particular at the increased usage of ICT in subjects on offer on campus and examines issues such as workload and curriculum redesign that were identified as problematic by faculty as they embraced innovative methods of teaching and learning.


Quality Management/Change Management: Two Sides Of The Same Coin?, Felicity Mcgregor May 2004

Quality Management/Change Management: Two Sides Of The Same Coin?, Felicity Mcgregor

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Change management strategies, as discussed in the literature, commonly share similar approaches and processes. Quality management or business excellence frameworks include many of the elements seen to be essential to effective change management. By adopting a management framework, a holistic approach to organisational change, development and innovation can be achieved. Instead of managing change as a series of events, a system wide approach is adopted. The disparate elements of effective management practice: human resources, industrial relations, customer relationship management, leadership strategies and planning processes are all integrated in a model underpinned by a systems approach and informed by systematic data ...


Excellent Libraries: A Quality Assurance Perspective, Felicity Mcgregor Jan 2004

Excellent Libraries: A Quality Assurance Perspective, Felicity Mcgregor

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[Extract] The proliferation of inspirational leadership and management publications available in libraries and bookshops suggests that there are many paths to excellence. Much of the literature is written with a business or corporate audience in mind; however, it is a source of ideas, theories and models that, potentially, can be applied in public or not-for-profit organizations. One theory which has enjoyed a long history of debate and discussion in management studies is quality management, variously referred to as TQM, Quality Assurance, Total Quality Control or one of many other alternatives. In this chapter the applicability and potential benefits, as well ...


Coming Of Age: Developing A Genealogy Of Knowledge In The Las Field, Alisa Percy, Jeannette Stirling Jan 2004

Coming Of Age: Developing A Genealogy Of Knowledge In The Las Field, Alisa Percy, Jeannette Stirling

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Quality teaching and learning in higher education has become a mantra in the rhetoric of university policies, and, increasingly, assuring successful student learning is seen asthe core business of the modern university. Ironically, this comes at a time when academic staff are faced with unprecedented demands on their teaching repertoire while being expected to function with fewer resources. Not surprisingly then, many LAS staff find themselves, their knowledge and their skills central to ensuring the university's aspirations, yet in many ways still under threat of intellectual erasure. A contributing factor to this threat, it is argued, is the lack ...


Ensuring Institutional Quality Through The Strategic Planning Framework, Brenda K. Weeks-Kaye Jan 2004

Ensuring Institutional Quality Through The Strategic Planning Framework, Brenda K. Weeks-Kaye

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'Quality assurance' and 'quality improvement' can be inherently embedded within all of a university's practices and processes through its planning framework. This paper will take an oJ!erarching view of strategic planning in a quality environment. and the activities that underpin it, by combinin the traditional planning cycle of Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) with the quality assessment process of Approach-Deployment-Results-lmprovemt (ADRl). Through the processes identified, a planning and quality framework may be developed with ten key steps identified and explained to place planning activities in a quality context. Discussion will also include examples of strategic planning good practice as identifiedfrom Australian ...


Indicators Of Journal Quality, Lucia Tome, S. Lipu Jan 2004

Indicators Of Journal Quality, Lucia Tome, S. Lipu

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Some of the methodologies used to assess journal quality include citation analysis, peer analysis, circulation and coverage in indexing or abstracting services. (Ali, Young et al. 1996, p.41). Both quantitative and qualitative measures such as these are widely discussed in the literature. From a study conducted in the UK, Swan and Brown (1999) found that authors tended to consider firstly the reputation of the journal by using the impact factor, followed by international reach and coverage by abstracting and indexing services. They also found that “Scientists are much more concerned about the availability of an electronic version of the ...


Support Or Spoon Feeding? Research Skills Training For First Year Marketing Students In A Large Class, S. R. Lambert, V. K. Yanamandram Jan 2004

Support Or Spoon Feeding? Research Skills Training For First Year Marketing Students In A Large Class, S. R. Lambert, V. K. Yanamandram

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This paper describes the work done by the authors to develop and evaluate a new worksheet and quiz assessment developed to explicitly teach the skills required by marketing students to complete their studies and to be successful professional marketers. While concerns were raised in the teaching faculty that such interventions might amount to spoon feeding, the authors felt that there was sufficient evidence to suggest that such an activity was an effective learning support, especially in such a large first year class. Student survey results indicate that for many students the activity successfully taught a repeatable process of how to ...


Learning Advising Practice And Reform: A Perspective From The University Of Wollongong, Australia, Alisa Percy, Bronwyn James, Jeannette Stirling, Ruth Walker Jan 2004

Learning Advising Practice And Reform: A Perspective From The University Of Wollongong, Australia, Alisa Percy, Bronwyn James, Jeannette Stirling, Ruth Walker

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The claim made in this paper is that higher education reform and learning advising practice are not simply part of a natural progression; rather, they are discursively constituted. To illustrate this argument we draw on the work of Michel Foucault to reflect on two iterations of learning advising practice in Learning Development at the University of Wollongong, Australia over the last decade. Our discussion will demonstrate how a multiplicity of discourses underpin educational reform and privilege particular learning advising practices in the Australian higher education context.


Inspiring Imagination – Education And Learning : The University Experience In The Regional Development Cocktail, Robbie Collins, Laurie Stevenson Jan 2004

Inspiring Imagination – Education And Learning : The University Experience In The Regional Development Cocktail, Robbie Collins, Laurie Stevenson

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

This paper suggests that imagination ferments regional development. The paper considers how education, and in particular regional universities, are part of the regional development cocktail. Using contemporary and historical experience at the Shoalhaven Campus the paper explores how Shoalhaven campus can be seen as an integral ingredient in the Shoalhaven development cocktail. In doing so, it provides an analysis that matches other regional campus experiences. What is Shoalhaven Campus? An educational precinct based on a campus co-location model. In this instance, TAFE and University are co-located on the campus grounds and share library, IT, telephone and campus services facilities. The ...