News and Events

Notices for May 2017

Peer Review Portal

The Peer Review Portal provides both project owners, and their associated institutions an intuitive and efficient process for creating, disseminating and reporting on peer review projects such as:

  • Peer review of assessment inputs and outputs;
  • Program review with calibration
  • Benchmarking; and
  • More project types over time.

As a user you can easily join and leave or see who is the manager of your institution/faculty.

ASCILITE Bulletin – 22 May

ACEN Webinar: Research Snapshots

Wednesday 24 May, 2pm-3.30pm AEST
Research projects undertaken through ACEN grant scheme are being showcased at the next webinar. Through this interactive and informative event, participants will have the opportunity to share approaches and challenges related to their own contexts.

Blackboard - May Newsletter

University Governance & Regulations Forum - 14-15 September 217 - Canberra

The University Governance & Regulations Forum returns for its 12th instalment in September, bringing together the sector's key influencers and thought-leaders. The program will feature thought-provoking insights from the leading lights of Higher Education, exploring the very latest thinking on university governance practices and the accelerating impact of HE regulation in Australia. With insights from TEQSA head Michael Tomlinson, the Forum will discuss the challenges and implications of the recently enacted Higher Education Standards Framework; as well as implications of shifting Federal priorities in relation to accessibility, research potential and Education's ability to reign as Australia's dominant export.

KEY TOPICS WILL INCLUDE: Academic Integrity; Risk Management; Admissions - Accessibility & Affordability; The Value of Research; Higher Education Reforms; Sustainability; Responsibility & Accountability; International Engagement;

ACEN – Newsletter, May

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Conference

Register now to secure your place at the second annual Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Conference on 29 and 30 November at the Grand Hyatt, Collins Street, Melbourne.
Theme: Students, Quality, Success.

Teaching and Learning conference

We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming Teaching and Learning conference in Darwin, September 2017. Key topics include:

  • Empowering students across the globe with a personalised learning experience
  • Data capture and analysis to inform teaching and learning strategies
  • Enhancing student employability with technology

ASCILITE Bulletin, 8 May 2017

MyCourseMap - HERDSA WA Workshop - 24 May

Wednesday 24 May 2017, 12pm to 1.30pm, Curtin University
MyCourseMap is a multi‐dimensional interactive curriculum map using digital and touch technology that increases transparency and relevance of curricula for students. We invite you to attend a workshop during which you will have the opportunity to explore MyCourseMap online.

HES & Professions Australia

The theme Industry as partners in assessment will be reflected in presentations that will explore industry engagement and professional accreditation, quality assurance, academic integrity, institution-wide quality and assessment and calibration. HES is delighted to collaborate with Professions Australia to present the Summit which will be of broad interest to the higher education sector, accrediting bodies, Deans Councils, industry and students.

Assessment Integrity and the Role of Examinations Forum

Tuesday 22 August 2017, Melbourne CBD
Curtin University, The University of Melbourne and Victoria University are working together with Higher Ed Services to bring you an informative and thought-provoking day-long forum focusing on assessment integrity and the role of examinations. Within the forum we will examine how and where institutions might collaborate to address areas of common concern.

WAND Small Grants Scheme Celebration and Dissemination Event

Wednesday 21 June, Murdoch University, 9.30am – 11.30am

ASCILITE – Spring into Excellence Research School & TEL edvisors

26 - 28 September at the Science Teaching Facility, University of Wollongong.

ACEN – May Webinar

Notices for April 2017

Notre Dame Research workshops – 28 April
Venue: ND16/202 (opposite School of Law Library)

  1. Accessing Research Funding, 9am to 10am
  2. Commercialisation of Academic Research, 10.30am to 11.30am

Participants are encouraged to attend both workshops to maximise academic development. There is no charge for attendance.
Please RSVP to Lorraine Mayhew at: and indicate which workshop/s you are attending.

Pearson & ACODE Awards

ACEN – April Newsletter

ASCILITE Bulletin, 10 April

Teaching in Blended Learning Environments: Creating and sustaining communities of enquiry Live streaming: 27 April

Managing your tertiary education careerl

The tertiary education sector offers a wide range of careers and career pathways. However, at times it can be difficult to move successfully from one role to another more senior or challenging role. In addition, internal restructures and reduced budgets have added complexity to managing your career. This workshop comprises a panel of subject matter experts who will provide valuable and practical career management advice for tertiary education staff.

Graduate Employability 2.0

Dr Ruth Bridgstock is looking for 6-7 teams to mentor in working with the GE2.0 toolkit in different ways during 2017. Each team will have the opportunity to share their work in progress at a subsidised GE2.0 roundtable in Adelaide in late 2017 / early 2018, and will contribute a chapter to an edited book with a high level educational publisher in 2018. Who should apply? Educators and educational leaders who want to explore connected and networked approaches to learning and teaching, the development of learners’ professional connectedness capabilities (online and/or face-to-face), and / or strengthen the connectedness of their educational programs and organisational areas. Submissions are due COB April 28th 2017 by email to Email Dr Bridgstock for more information on what it involves.

Notices for March 2017

ASCILITE – 27 March newsletter

ACEN’s 2017 scholarships are now open

ADCET Webinar

TEQSA Guidance Notes: WIL

ACEN Webinar – Assessing employability outcomes through WIL

March Newsletter

ASCILITE – 13 March newsletter

ACEN – March Newsletter

Higher Ed Services - Assessment Integrity and the Role of Examinations
Forum - 22 August 2017, Melbourne

Notices for February 2017

ASCILITE – 27 February newsletter

Turnitin - Webinar: How to interpret a Turnitin Similarity Report

Global Professional Development for WIL Practitioners

Collaborate online with practitioners from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Sweden.
Commences in March 2017.

Strengthen and refine your online teaching skills - Blackboard

HERDSA Curriculum Transformation - 27-30 June 2017

ACPET 2017 National Conference 24-25 August - Submissions close 6 March

2017 Learning Technologies Leadership Institute – 20-24 August, Mooloolaba Qld

Operationalising Higher Education Quality event - Friday 3 March 2017

Notices for January 2017

ASCILITE – 30 January newsletter

2017 ACEN Research Grants

ACEN - Exploring Work Integrated Learning (WIL): A Research Symposium
13 February 2017

Australian Council for Private Education and Training

ACPET traditionally provides professional development opportunities for VET educators. However, many of their webinars and workshops are applicable to higher education PD generally. Please click on the links for their 2017 calendar of offerings and registration details.

Learning and Teaching Forum 2017

Hurry! Final days for registration for the 25th annual Learning and Teaching Forum (TLF) to be held at Curtin University 2&3 February, 2017.
The theme for 2017 is Innovation: Multiple Dimensions in Teaching and Learning. This Forum aims to include presentations that highlight and explore innovations relevant to higher education.

For further information or to register go to:

Operationalising Higher Education Quality event

Editing support from the HERDSA WA Branch for academic abstracts to 2017 HERDSA Conference

The HERDSA WA Branch is pleased to offer a new initiative of providing peer feedback on draft abstracts prior to submission for peer review. The aim of the peer feedback initiative is particularly to provide mentoring to less experienced scholars, but we recognise that feedback from peers can be helpful whatever one’s stage of development or level of experience. This process is entirely independent of the peer review process for the final submissions for the conference. Peer reviewers will be members of the WA Branch Committee and other volunteer HERDSA WA Branch members.

Anyone interested in participating is invited to email their draft abstract directly to Dr Melissa Davis (Chair, HERDSA WA Branch) before 30 January (closing date for abstract submissions is 6 Feb) at (

Coming in 2017…Blackboard Learn will tour Australia with their team of Education experts…

Blackboard Education on Tour in ANZ
February - March, 2017
Blackboard is going on a tour of five cities with their team of subject matter experts. Learn, collaborate and share with your peers via the different workshops for faculty, learning designers, developers and education leaders. They will share Blackboard’s future product strategy and plans, with a detailed look into the roadmaps and highlight the innovations of their solutions. This is also an opportunity for them to hear your experiences and feedback.

Register Here for Bb Tour ANZ »

*Dates and venues for individual Australian cities may be found on the Blackboard pages at the link above.

ASCILITE – 16 January newsletter

Blackboard Webinars 2017

Research Skills Development Workshop - 1 February, 2017