Research

Research projects

A comprehensive list of research projects undertaken or led by the CSHE and links to the resources.

2014

Completing the Loop: Meaningful learning analytic data to teachers (in progress)

  • University of Melbourne
  • Macquarie University
  • University of South Australia

2014

2013

University student finances in 2012:
A study of the financial circumstances of domestic and international students in Australia’s universities. Canberra: Universities Australia.
Emmaline Bexley, Suzanne Daroesman, Richard James and Sophie Arkoudis.
2013

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Tertiary Education Policy in Australia

Edited by Marginson, S.

Written and published by the
Centre for the Study of Higher Education
University of Melbourne

Date: July 2013

Dedicated to the memory of Professor Grant Harman.

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Higher education and public good: A global comparison
Simon Marginson, Brigid Freeman
ARC Discovery Grant
(2013-2015)

Developing reusable 3D, simulation-based learning environments
Gregor Kennedy, Linda Corrin, Bruce Joy, Tuan Ngo, Barney Dalgarno.
Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society Seed Funding
(2013)

Academic workforce 2020: framing a national agenda for professionalising university teaching
Professor Richard James (Project Leader), Dr Chi Baik, Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, Professor David Sadler, Dr Sara Booth, Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Dr Emmaline Bexley, Associate Professor Gregor Kennedy
The University of Melbourne
The Australian National University, University of Tasmania, University of Western Sydney
(2013)

Critical Interventions Framework for equity in higher education
Richard James, Chi Baik, Ryan Naylor
Funded by DIICSRTE
(2013)

Examining the off-campus PhD students’ experience in the VCCC Alliance
Chi Baik, Ryan Naylor
Funded by VCCC
(2013)

Developing curriculum initiatives to support student wellbeing, resilience and positive graduate outcomes
Wendy Larcombe, Chi Baik, David Williams, Parshia Lee-Stecum, Raoul Mulder, Sandra Kentish
UniMelb LTI grant
(2013)

2012

Integrating English language learning outcomes with disciplinary teaching
Sophie Arkoudis
OLT Fellowship
(2012-2013)

Crucibles of creativity? Australian universities and path-breaking intellectual work
Simon Marginson, Peter Murphy, Brigid Freeman
ARC Discovery Grant
(2012-2014)

Developing Decision-Making Skills using Immersive VR. Gregor Kennedy, Stephen O’Leary, James Bailey.
Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development. (2012-2013)

From Academic Integrity to Responsibility (FAIR) project
Academic honesty education and plagiarism prevention
Project coordinators: Dr Catherine Howell, Dr Melissa Russell and Rebecca Cameron
Project officer: Jacqueline Williams email: jkw@unimelb.edu.au
(2012-2013)

Investigation of 3D v2D for improved learning outcomes
Stephen O'Leary, Ken Clarke, Gregor Kennedy, Paula deBarba, Peter Trelogan, Cliff Ogleby, Ian Shiel, Ben Loveridge, David Manton, Ann Borda and Nicholas Reynolds.
(2012-2013)

Data on Australian Universities in Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities 2004-2012

Compiled by Simon Marginson

English Language Standards in Higher Education - From entry to exit

Sophie Arkoudis, Chi Baik and Sarah Richardson (2012)
Available from ACER

The CRC Contribution to Research Training

Palmer, N. (2012).
Commissioned report prepared for the Cooperative Research Centres Association

2011

Blended synchronicity: Uniting on-campus and distributed learners through media-rich real-time collaboration tools. Matthew Bower, Gregor Kennedy, Barney Dalgarno, Mark Lee. Office of Learning and Teaching
(2011-2013)

Measuring and Reporting Teaching Quality
Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Richard James, Calvin Smith, Chi Baik, Margaret Bearman, Angela Carbone, Kerri-lee Krause
OLT grant
(2011-2013)

Promoting student peer review in Australian tertiary education
Raoul Mulder, Jon Pearce, Chi Baik
OLT grant
(2011-2013)

Internationalising the student experience in Australian tertiary education:
Developing criteria and indicators

Sophie Arkoudis, Chi Baik, Simon Marginson and Elizabeth Cassidy (2012)
Prepared for Australian Education International.

Shaken not stirred? Development of One Tertiary Education sector in Australia

Wheelahan, L., Arkoudis, S., Moodie, G., Fredman, N. and Bexley, E. (2012)
Commissioned report prepared for NCVER

How Do You Use Your Science Background?

Kerri-Lee Harris (project director)
Funded by the Australian Council of Deans of Science
(2011-2012)

APEC higher education diploma supplement: Development and Implementation

Richard James, Jack Keating (MGSE), Kerri-Lee Harris, Andrea Bateman.(2011-2012)
Funded by Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

The Australian Academic Profession in Transition

Bexley, E., James, R. and Arkoudis, S. (2011)
Commissioned report prepared for the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Regenerating the Academic Workforce: The careers, intentions and motivations of higher degree research students in Australia.

Edwards, D., Bexley, E. and Richardson, S. (2011).
Canberra: Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations.

Education for sustainability in university curricula -
Policies and practice in Victoria

Peodair Leihy and Jose Salazar (Centre for the Study of Higher Education)(2011)
Prepared for Sustainability Victoria

On Quality and Standards in Research Training

Palmer, N. (2011).
Melbourne, Australia: Centre for the Study of Higher Education.

2010

Training ENT registrars to become expert surgeons: the role of fidelity in surgical simulation. Gregor Kennedy, Stephen O'Leary, Kalikow Yukawa, Denny Oetomo, Ed Kazmierczak. Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation
(2010-2013)

Higher Degree Research (HDR) student career pathways and teacher training
This project is conducted jointly by the CSHE and the Australian Council for Educational Research
Funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Australian Federal Government

APEC Higher Education Diploma Supplement project
Richard James (Project Director), Kerri-Lee Harris, Lynn Meek (LHMartin Institute), Grant Harman (New England)
Funded by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat

Improving selection for tertiary places in Victoria
Richard James, Emmaline Bexley and Madeline Shearer
Funded by the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victorian Government

Internationalising university curricula: Conceptualising the student experience and outcomes
Chi Baik
Funded by Melbourne Graduate School of Education Staff Competitive Grants Scheme

National study of the work roles and attitudes of academics in Australian universities
Richard James, Sophie Arkoudis, and Emmaline Bexley
Funded by the Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations, Australian Federal Government

Supporting the next phase of internationalisation: A best-practice guide to the comprehensive internationalization of curricula
Chi Baik and Sophie Arkoudis
funded by The University of Melbourne Learning and Teaching Initiatives

Student peer review: What works; what doesn’t
Chi Baik, Raoul Mulder (Melbourne) and Jon Pearce (Melbourne)
Funded by the Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne

2009

Indigenous academics at the disciplinary frontline: Pigeonholed, peripheral or pioneering?’
Christine Asmar (Chief Investigator) & Susan Page (Macquarie)
Funded by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Indigenous teaching and learning in Australian universities: Developing research-based exemplars for good practice
Christine Asmar
Funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Evaluations of the In2science peer-mentoring program (2006, 2009)
Kerri-Lee Harris and Angelito Calma
Commissioned by the In2Science Board & Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victorian Government

National study of the first year experience
Richard James, Kerri-Lee Krause (Griffith) & Claire Jennings
Funded by the Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations, Australian Federal Government

The use of the title ‘Professor’
Dr Kelly Farrell
A report of the policies, conventions and
practices among Australian higher
education providers

2008

Finding common ground: Enhancing interaction between domestic and international students
Sophie Arkoudis (Project Director), Chi Baik, Shanton Chang (Melbourne), Ian Lang (Melbourne), Kim Watty (Melbourne), Helen Borland (Victoria), Amanda Pearce (Victoria) & Josephine Lang (RMIT)
Funded by the Australian Learning & Teaching Council

The impact of English language proficiency and workplace readiness on employment outcomes and performance of tertiary international students
Sophie Arkoudis (Project Director) with co-researchers Lesleyanne Hawthorne, Chi Baik, Graeme Hawthorne Kieran O'Loughlin, Dan Leach and Emmaline Bexley.
Funded by Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations, Australian Federal Government

Internationalising secondary school education in Victoria
Simon Marginson & Sophie Arkoudis (as joint Project Directors) with co-researchers , Erlenawati Sawir and Nick Stone.
Funded by Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victorian Government

University position-taking strategies in the global environment: a cross-country study of the Asia-Pacific region
Simon Marginson (Principal Investigator)
Funded by the Australian Research Council

Boundary making and strategy making in knowledge-forming organisations
Principal Investigators Simon Marginson and Mark Considine
Funded by the Australian Research Council

Participation and equity: A review of the participation in higher education of people from low socioeconomic backgrounds and Indigenous people
See project website for a list of contributors
Funded by Universities Australia

2007

Peer review of teaching in Australian higher education: A handbook to support institutions in developing and embedding effective policies and practices
Kerri-Lee Harris (Project Director), Kelly Farrell, Maureen Bell (Wollongong), Marcia Devlin (Deakin) & Richard James
Funded by the Australian Learning & Teaching Council

Proposal for an Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement
Professor Richard James and Professor Lynn Meek (New England) jointly directed this project, on behalf of a consortium of 14 universities.
Funded by the Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations, Australian Federal Government

Choosing to study science, technology and engineering at La Trobe University
Claire Jennings & Kerri-Lee Harris
Funded by La Trobe University

Partnerships, pathways and policies: Improving Indigenous education outcomes
Marcia Devlin and Richard James
Funded by the Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council

Evaluation of the redesign of First Year Chemistry tutorials
Chi Baik & Kerri-Lee Harris
Study for the School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne

Social capital in theory and practice
Emmaline Bexley, Simon Marginson and Leesa Wheelahan (LHMartin Institute)
Funded by Australian Research Council Linkage Grant and was funded in part by the Office of Higher Education of the Department of Education and Training, Victorian Government

Federal/state relations in education and the 2006 Work Relations case
Simon Marginson
A paper presented at an Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) and Academy of Social Sciences Australia (ASSA) Policy Roundtable on Federalism.

2006

Australian university student finances
Richard James, Emmaline Bexley, Marcia Devlin and Simon Marginson
Funded by Universities Australia

The academic's and policy-maker's guide to the teaching-research nexus: A suite of resources for enhancing reflective practice
Kerri-Lee Krause (Griffith), Sophie Arkoudis, Richard James & Ros McCulloch (QUT).
Funded by the Australian Learning & Teaching Council

Higher Education and Globalisation
Preparation of an issues paper for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Simon Marginson & Marijk van der Wende (Free University of Amsterdam & University of Twente, Netherlands)

Bioassess: Enhancing assessment in the biological sciences
Project Directors: Kerri-Lee Harris & Kerri-Lee Krause (formerly CSHE - now Griffith)
Team members: Dawn Gleeson (Melbourne), Mary Peat (Sydney) & Charlotte Taylor (Sydney) and Robyn Garnett
Funded by the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Thematic Review of Tertiary Eduucation: The Netherlands, country note
Preparation of a report for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Simon Marginson, Thomas Weko (OECD), Nicola Channon (UK), Terttu Luukkonen (Finland) & Jon Oberg (USA)

Proposed guidelines for the Carrick Fellowship Scheme
Kerri-Lee Harris & Richard James
Funded by the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

2005

Disciplinary Cultures and the Quality of University Teaching
Richard James, Kerri-Lee Krause and Gabrielle Baldwin
Funded by the Australian Research Council

The social and economic security of students in the cross-border education market
Simon Marginson with Chris Nyland & Gaby Ramia (Monash), Mike Gallagher (ANU)
Funded by the Australian Research Council

Indigenous Peoples' Participation in VET
Katrina Alford & Richard James
Funded by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research

Longitudinal Evaluation of the STAR Peer Tutoring Programme
Kerri-Lee Harris
Funded by Social Ventures Australia & AMP Youth Boost, Murdoch University

The Preparation of Mathematics Teachers in Australia: Meeting the demand for suitably qualified mathematics teachers in secondary schools
Kerri-Lee Harris and Felicity Jensz
Commissioned by the Australian Council of Deans of Science

Carrick Awards for Australian University Teaching: Development of criteria and guidelines
Kerri-Lee Harris, Kerri-Lee Krause, Richard James, Leanne Howard and Robin Garnett
Commissioned by the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Recommendations for the Management of an Expanded Program of Awards for University Teaching
Richard James, Kerri-Lee Krause, Kerri-Lee Harris, Leanne Howard and Robin Garnett
Commissioned by the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

2004 / 2003

Who's Teaching Science? Meeting the Demand for Qualified Science Teachers in Australian Secondary Schools
Kerri-Lee Harris, Felicity Jensz and Gabrielle Baldwin
Commissioned by the Australian Council of Deans of Science
Analysis of equity groups in higher education 1991-2002
Richard James, Gabrielle Baldwin, Hamish Coates, Kerri-Lee Krause and Craig McInnis
Funded by the Department of Education, Science and Training, Australian Federal Government
The First Year Experience in Australian Universities: Findings from a Decade of National Studies
Kerri-Lee Krause, Robyn Hartley, Richard James & Craig McInnes
Funded by the Department of Education, Science and Training, Australian Federal Government
The Enterprise University as Networked University: Investigating the contribution of Australian higher education institutions to social capital
Simon Marginson, Catherine Burnheim
Funded by the Australian Research Council
Tertiary education and social capital in Victoria: the effects of the new economy courses in Business and IT
Simon Marginson & Leesa Wheelahan (Griffith)
Funded by the Australian Research Council

1999 - 2002

The organisation of the academic year: Trends, implications and issues
Craig McInnis and Gabrielle Baldwin
Funded by the Department of Education, Science and Training, Australian Federal Government

Socioeconomic background and higher education participation: An analysis of school students' aspirations and expectations
Richard James
Funded by the Department of Education, Science and Training, Australian Federal Government

Managing study and work
Craig McInnis and Robyn Hartley
Funded by the Department of Education, Science and Training, Australian Federal Government

Development of the Course Experience Questionnaire
Craig McInnis, Richard James and Hamish Coates
Funded by the Department of Education, Science and Training, Australian Federal Government

TAFE, university or work? The early preferences and choices of students in Years 10, 11 and 12
Richard James
Funded by the National Council of Vocational Education Research

Non-completion in vocational education and training in higher education
Craig McInnis, Robyn Hartley, John Polesel and Richard Teese
Funded by the Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Australian Federal Government

What did you do with your science degree?
Craig McInnis, Robyn Hartley and Malcolm Anderson
Funded by the Australian Council of Deans of Science

Trends in the first year experience in Australian universities
Craig McInnis, Richard James and Robyn Hartley
Funded by the Department of Education, Science and Training, Australian Federal Government

Transition from secondary to tertiary: A performance study
Craig McInnis and Richard James
Funded by the Department of Science, Education and Training, Australian Federal Government

The work roles of academics in Australian universities
Craig McInnis
Funded by the Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Australian Federal Government