The CSHE schedules regular seminars on key and topical issues relating to teaching and learning in higher education. These seminars are public events, and information on the upcoming events features on the CSHE homepage.
Higher Education Policy
Commencing in 2007, University of Melbourne has hosted an annual series of high-profile public seminars on tertiary education public policy. These seminars have addressed contemporary national debates, and have provided a forum for leaders from across Australia's education and government sectors to discuss issues of national importance and interest. Seminar information...
Innovations in teaching and learning
In 2013 the CSHE presented a new seminar series entitled “Innovations in Teaching and Learning”. The series has a strong focus on teaching and learning research and evaluation including case studies and empirical investigations of innovation in practice. Topics cover a broad range of teaching and learning innovations often focusing on the use of technology in higher education, but not exclusively so. The seminars are presented by a range of academics from both within the University and from other Australian and international universities. Seminar details...
Issues & ideas in higher education
The CSHE conducts a fortnightly research and policy seminar in the series Ideas and Issues in Higher Education. These seminars are open to any member of the University and public and are designed to stimulate discussion and reflection in relation to higher education. Further reading...
Occasional Research and Policy Seminars
In addition to the regular fortnightly seminars on Ideas and Issues in Higher Education, the CSHE holds Occasional Research and Policy Seminars at varying times. Some of these seminars are led by international visitors at the CSHE. These seminars are open to any member of the University and public and are designed to stimulate discussion and reflection in relation to higher education, on a broad range of topics. The normal seminar format is a crisp presentation followed by discussion among those present. Further information...
Graduate research conference
Organised by students, for students, the CSHE Graduate Research Conference provides an opportunity for CSHE and LH Martin Institute students to hear about what others are working on, engage in discussions about critical issues in higher education research, and fine-tune their presentation skills in a conference-like setting.
The conference will be held each year, and it is expected that each student will present at the conference once every two years.
Please note that this conference is for Centre for the Study of Higher Education and LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management students only.
Other major events
Also refer to Professional Development seminars/major events.
Capstone Experiences Forum 2012
Effective Integration of Capstone Experience across All Majors
10 December 2012
Creating new futures: High-speed broadband & higher education (invitation only)
27-28 September 2012
Event details >
The University of Melbourne's social inclusion forums (invitation only)
- An assessment of progress and planning our next steps
10 August 2012
- Growing the University's equity capacity
14 October 2011
A joint initiative of the Office of the Provost and the CSHE, the Provost's Summit is an annual event focussed on a teaching and learning theme of contemporary importance to the University. This event is open to all University of Melbourne staff.
Provost's Summit 2012: What's the future of...?
Wednesday 11 July 2012, 9am - 2pm
The annual Provost's Summit is an opportunity to discuss key issues in teaching and learning that are of broad and current relevance to the University community.
Archive of past year's events:
Base Funding for Higher Education: Exploring the possibilites
30 April 2012
The Centre for the Study of Higher Education hosted a national seminar on the Base Funding Review for higher education. This one-day national seminar addresses these issues in light of the Lomax-Smith report as Government consults on its response in 2012.
This was a free event and members of the public were welcome to attend.
Fostering Research into University Teaching (half day seminar)
8 November 2011
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National Summit on the Mental Health of Tertiary Students - 4&5 August 2011 (invitation only event)
This National Summit will assist the Australian tertiary sector to develop improved policy and practical responses to the growing incidence of mental health difficulties and mental illness on campus.
A group of high-profile national experts will lead a critical analysis of the adequacy of present institutional policies and practices.
Focussed workshops involving all Summit delegates will develop an agreed statement on the principles of good practice.