Research Newsletter

Office for Learning and Teaching Innovation and Development grant programs for 2016 now open

The Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) has announced the 2016 Innovation and Development grant program and the Strategic Priority Commissioned Grants.

If you are interested in applying for OLT grant funding you must complete a Notice of Intention to Apply and forward to the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) as soon as possible. CTL are able to offer support and advice to applicants. CTL also coordinates institutional endorsement of all OLT applications involving UON staff (including applications in which UON is a partner).

Application submission due date (to CTL) for both programs is 19 October 2015.

ELFSC staff interested in applying for OLT grants are also asked to advise Mahsood Shah or Helen Cameron of their intention. Mahsood and Helen are able to provide assistance in preparing OLT grants.

Research Symposium

ELFSC held its inaugural Research Symposium on Monday  21st September. The symposium provided a forum for ELFSC staff to present their research ideas or findings to their peers. A total of 17 staff members presented research on a wide range of topics. The symposium was well attended and there was a great deal of discussion about research projects and initiatives.

A big round of thanks goes to all who took the time to present their ideas and attend the symposium. The day was a success because of everyone's involvement.

Jamie Hunt and Helen Cameron at Research Seminar Anna presenting at Seminar

Brown Bag Seminar Series

The next Brown Bag Seminar will be presented by Annette Morante and Cath Chinnery-Doyle. Cath and Annette (CTL) will unpack their new academic writing skills video and resource pack designed to be used during lecture/tutorial time. This resource has been designed to support the introduction and teaching of essay writing skills to Enabling students.

The Seminar will be held at Callaghan on Tuesday 13 October 2015 from 12pm to 1pm in MCLG56.

Annette and Cath recently presented about their new resource at Ourimbah and received great feedback from ELFSC staff.

Upcoming conferences

GAPS: Global Access to Postsecondary Education

Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, 5-8 October 2015

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (ISSOTL)

RMIT Melbourne, 27-30 October 2015.

NAEEA: National Association of Enabling Educators of Australia

University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus. 25-26 November 2015