UoN Teaching and Learning Project Grants
2012 Teaching and Learning Project Grants
Reports on each project can be found in the 2012 Teaching and Learning Showcase program
Dr Conor Gilligan, Prof Tracy Levett-Jones, Dr Sue Outram, A/Pro Rohan Rasiah, Ms Yolanda Surjan, Ms Lyn Ebert, Dr Teresa Stone, Dr Graeme Horton, Dr Martin Veysey, Dr Karen Drysdale, Ms Kylie Agllias, Prof Alison Ferguson.
Developing an Interprofessional course for health professional students
A/Prof Anthony O'Brien, Michelle Giles (HNEH Local Health District); Vicki Parker (UNE/HNEH), Catherine Turner (HNEH-LHD), Teresa Stone (UoN), Glenda Parmenter (UNE), Lynne Slater (UoN), Jacqueline Lea (UNE/HNEH), Ashley Kable (UoN), Shane Dempsey (UoN).
Evaluating the preceptor role for pre-registration student clinical education - the unmet educational need in university wide clinical practice - a pilot study
Ms Joyce Cooper, A/Prof Rohan Rasiah, Dr Keith Nesbitt, A/Pro Jennifer Schneider, A/Pro David Newby, Mr Luke Kelly, Mr Tim Garrett.
The Virtual Pharmacy: Development of an interactive 3D virtual pharmacy application to enhance student engagement and learning in the Master of Pharmacy Program.
Dr Sue Outram, Ms Kate Dundas, Dr Kathleen Butler, Dr Ann Buchmann, Dr Harry Hodges, Dr Natalie Johnson.
An e-learning video resource to assist academics to manage challenges which arise when teaching about social disadvantage
Doowon Lee, Bo Bae Choi, Suzanne Ryan, Jim Psaros.
Coming to Newcastle: Ensuring a smooth transition for international students in articulation programs.
Helen Giggins, Anthony Williams, Wyn Jones, Andrew Yardy.
Development of an integrated system to provide students with 'verbal' feedback.
Gillian Arrighi, Brian Joyce, A/Pro Rohan Rasiah; Joyce Cooper; Susan Kerrigan, A/Pro Chris Kewley.
Improved Simulation Education Models - a pedagogical initiative by the Disciplines of Drama and Pharmacy.
Dr Anna Bennett, Dr Erica Southgate, Dr Keryl Kavanagh, Ms Cheryl Williams, Ms Rosalie Bunn, Dr Rachel Buchanan, Dr Sharon Cooper.
Establishing effective and sustainable links between enabling and undergraduate programs by examining the transition of ELFSC students
Mrs Evelyn McDonald, Karen Sellers, Helen Askie.
Development of writing booklet to enhance international students' writing skills in preparation for further study
Dr Kathy Butler, Prof Dennis Foley, Dr Brooke Collins-Gearing, Dr Josephine May, Dr Alistair Rolls, Mrs Penny Crofts, Ms Kate Dundas, Mr Michael Foley, Mrs Deborah Hartman, Mrs Gjyn O'Toole, Dr Sue Outram, Dr Tamara Young.
Indigenisation of curriculum: Peer Review of Teaching
In 2011, nine project grants were completed. Reports on each project can be found in the 2011 Teaching and Learning Showcase program.
Lead: Suzanne Ryan, Business and Law
Team: Asit Bhattacharrya, Hock-Thye Chan, Neelam Goela, Marcus Rodrigs, Christine Yap, Jackie Yong
Project: Enhancing outcomes for Master of Professional Accounting (MPAC) Students in Teaching and Learning
Lead: James Bennett, Robert Parkes, Kath Grushka, Education and Arts
Team: Rebecca Beirne, Josephine May, Debra Donnelly, Chris Falzon, Claire Lowrie, Robert Imre, Heather Sharp
Project: Visual Media Texts: Teaching and Assessing the Humanities and Social Sciences in a Post-literate Age
Lead: Rachel Buchanan, Education and Arts
Team: Suzanne Macqueen, Erica Southgate, Jill McKeowen, Jill Scevak
Project: Academic literacy for first year teacher education students: skill base, achievement, retention and directions for integrated learning support
Lead: Sue Outram, Health
Team: Tracy levett-Jones, Kathleen Butler, Gjyn O'Toole, Kate Dundas
Project: Establishing effective strategies and resources to facilitate teaching in the teriary sector about minorities
Lead: Mel Gray, Education and Arts
Team: Kylie Aglias, Lou Johnston, Kellie Andrews
Project: Renewing Social Work Curriculum about non-heterosexualities to support student experience and increase professional development
Lead: Sally Hewat, Education and Arts
Team: Elizabeth Spencer
Project: Establishing an on-campus Speech Intelligibility Clinic
Lead: Deborah Hartman, Family Action Centre
Team: Richard Fletcher, Bernice Mathisen, Gyjn O'Toole, Kathleen Butler, Penny Crofts
Project: Wiki Ways and Cultural Competency - Enhancing the Student Learning Experience
Lead: Shane Dempsey, Health
Team: Naomi Findlay, Suzanne Snodgrass, Tracey Burrows, Pauline Chiarelli, Sharyn Hunter, Chloe Killen
Project: Providing online access to Peer Assisted Review of Teaching Framework and Tools
Lead: Susan Kerrigan, Science and IT
Team: Pieter Aquilia, Cathie Payne
Project: Globalizing Screen Production Curricula: a Cross-Cultural Study
Dr Kathy Butler, Dr Jean Harkins, Mr Mark Kirby, Dr Jocelyn McKinnon and Mrs Gail Tillman
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community priorities for indigenisation of curricula at the University of Newcastle.
Ms Naomi Findlay, Dr Suzanne Snodgrass, Dr Tracy Burrows, Mr Shane Dempsey, A/Pro Pauline Chiarelli, Dr Sharyn Hunter and Ms Chloe Killen
A feasibility study into the implementation of peer-assisted review of teaching across multiple sites of the University of Newcastle.
Dr Clovia Holdsworth, Ms Josephine Smith, Dr John Holdsworth, Dr Warwick Belcher, Dr Ian van Altena, Dr Kerry Chalmers, and Dr Suzanne Evans
Enhancing Science laboratory experience: Phase Two.
Dr Sarah Yeun-Sim Jeong, Ms Noelene Hickey, Ms Julia Dennis, Ms Helen Fitzgerald, A/Pro Pamela van der Riet
International Health discipline studentsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ transition from the Language Centre to the University program.
Dr Marguerite Johnson, Mr Greg Preston, Ms Leanne Milne, Ms Natacha Hes, Dr Sarah Minslow
Providing best practice guides to enhance the use of Turnitin to support studentsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ academic integrity.
Dr Bernice Mathisen, Ms Gjyn OÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢Toole, Dr Kathy Butler
Beginning the conversation: Cultural competence.
Mr John Tessier, Mr Shane Dempsey, Ms Naomi Findlay, Ms Daphne James, Ms Susan Eade, Ms Janice Jackson
Development of a tool to assess Health studentsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ awareness of graduate practice requirements.
In 2009, ten project grants were disbursed. Six projects were completed under the theme Student Transition to University, while four projects were completed under the theme Peer Review of Teaching.
Student Transition to University
Thayaparan Gajendran (Engineering and Built Environment)
Orientation for On-line Delivery: Preparing students for effective transition
Katherine Lindsay (Business and Law)
Strategies for Success: Resources for students in transition in the Faculty of Business and Law
David Powter (English Language and Foundation Studies)
Academic Integrity for enabling students
Jill Scevak (Education and Arts)
Planet University: An Academic and Emotional Survival Guide for First Year Students
Deborah Sundin (Health)
Enhancing nursing students' transition to clinical placement through on-line engagement: Planning and Preparation for Professional Practice
Yolanda Surjan (Health)
Supporting commencing students: A University-wide template for the development and implementation of School-Specific Care-Packs
Peer Review of Teaching
Naomi Findlay (Health)
Development and Implementation of a program of Peer Review Teaching in the Faculty of Health
Keryl Kavanagh (English Language and Foundation Studies)
Designing a peer review of teaching program for sessional Open Foundation and Newstep programs
Sue Outram (Health)
Design of peer review of teaching within the PBL curriculum of the Joint Medical Program
Caroline Webb (Education and Arts)
Collegial Conversation: Enhancing the teaching environment in humanities and teacher education at the Central Coast
In 2008, ten projects received funding to explore ways of engaging the research-teaching nexus to enhance the student experience.
Shen Chen (Education and Arts)
Promoting International Students' Understanding on the Teaching Strategies used in Australian Universities
Jean Harkins (Education and Arts)
Research-based Online Education in Cross-Cultural Communication for Professionals
Marj Kibby (Education and Arts)
Research-led Teaching in CULT1050
Dianne Osland and Ros Smith (Education and Arts)
Embedding Writing in the Curriculum: A Pilot Program on Critical Writing and Reading
Kerry London (Engineering and Built Environment)
Multimedia materials for small research group learning in blended learning environments
Victoria Clay (Health)
International Graduate Program in Child, Youth and Family Studies
Kerry Hoffman (Health)
Enhancing nursing student's clinical reasoning skills through their engagement with computerised decision support frameworks
Liz Milward (Health & Engineering and Built Environment)
Establishing a Research-Teaching Nexus in Bioinformatics and information based medicine
Geoff MacFarlane (Science and Information Technology)
Embedding a Research Culture at Core Undergraduate Level
Maureen Townley-Jones (Science and Information Technology)
Faculty of Science and Information Technology and Learning Support collaboration in the development of the Maths Diagnostic quiz that facilitates and evaluates mathematical skill level of students, assisting in formative course selection