Federation College

Stuart Levy

Academic staff - Higher education

Position: Manager Higher Education Programs and Courses

Campus: Churchill Campus, Room: 5N/179

Phone: +6 13 5122 6939

Email: stuart.levy@federation.edu.au

Biography

Stuart has over 15 years' experience teaching and researching student transitions into university, and is the Manager, Higher Education Programs and Courses at Federation College, Federation University Australia. Prior to commencing this position in January 2014, he was a Senior Lecturer at Monash University in the School of Applied Media and Social Sciences and a foundation staff member, later Director, of the Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DoTS). In 2012 he received an Australian University Teaching Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (Widening Participation Category). In 2006, he contributed to Sally Kift's Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Senior Fellowship project entitled Articulating a transition pedagogy to scaffold and enhance the first year learning experience in Australian higher education.

Stuart has published on international relations, the politics of global climate change and student transitions to higher education, and has presented at national and international conferences on issues relating to transition and the first year experience, supporting diverse student cohorts, curriculum design to embed effective student learning practices and student engagement.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (International Relations) Monash Univeristy – 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours – Political Science) LaTrobe University - 1989

Awards

  • 2012 Australian Award for University Teaching - Programs that Enhance Learning, Widening Participation category.
  • 2010 Monash University Vice Chancellor's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning - Special Commendation
  • 2008 Staff Excellence Award (Teaching Team Award) - Gippsland Campus, Monash University
  • 2004 Gippsland Excellence in Disability Support Award - Gippsland Campus, Monash University

Areas of expertise and research interests

  • International relations
  • The nature and evolution of state sovereignty
  • The politics of global climate change
  • Student transitions to higher education and the first year experience
  • Supporting diverse student cohorts
  • Curriculum design to embed effective student learning practices
  • Student engagement

Supervision

Stuart is currently supervising two students (as main or co-supervisor):

  • Pasifika students in transition: Enabling factors for achievement
  • The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and its implications for international relations in Asia

Publications

Books

Levy, S., & Treacey, M. (Eds.) (2015). Student Voices in Transition (2ndedition). Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Edmondson, B. & Levy, S. (2013) Climate Change and Order: The End of Prosperity and Democracy, Palgrave Macmillan.

Levy, S., & Earl, C. (2012). Student Voices in Transition. Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Edmondson, B. & Levy, S. (2008) International Relations: Nurturing Reality, Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest NSW.

Book chapters

Levy, S. (2015). Commencing University. In S. Levy & M. Treacey (Eds.) Student Voices in Transition (2nd edition). Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Levy, S., Treacey, M., & Lees, D. (2015). The Student Voices Project: the programmes and the students. In S. Levy & M. Treacey (Eds.) Student Voices in Transition (2nd edition). Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Levy, S. & Treacey, M. (2015). Developing graduate attributes and becoming a lifelong learner. In S. Levy & M. Treacey (Eds.) Student Voices in Transition (2nd edition). Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Levy, S. & Treacey, M. (2015). The Student Voices Project and teaching transition: final observations. In S. Levy & M. Treacey (Eds.) Student Voices in Transition (2nd edition). Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Treacey, M. & Levy, S. (2015). Developing disciplinary literacy. In S. Levy & M. Treacey (Eds.) Student Voices in Transition (2ndedition). Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Treacey, M. & Levy, .S (2015). Becoming a critical thinker. In S. Levy & M. Treacey (Eds.) Student Voices in Transition (2ndedition). Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Levy, S. (2014) 'The Benefits of University Studies: The Perspectives of Pathway Students'. In Gunstone, A. (Ed.). Creating Sustainable Education in Regional Australia, Monash Publishing.

Levy, S. (2012) Commencing university. In Levy, S. & Earl, C. Student Voices in Transition: The Experiences of Pathways Students. Pretoria: Van Schaik.

Levy, S. (2012) Departing. In Levy, S. & Earl, C. Student Voices in Transition: The Experiences of Pathways Students. Pretoria: Van Schaik

Levy, S. (2012) Findings and final observations. In Levy, S. & Earl, C. Student Voices in Transition: The Experiences of Pathways Students. Pretoria: Van Schaik

Levy, S. (2012) Introduction: the value in hearing student voices. In Levy, S. & Earl, C. Student Voices in Transition: The Experiences of Pathways Students. Pretoria: Van Schaik

Levy, S. (2012) The Diploma of Tertiary Studies (DoTS) pathway. In Levy, S. & Earl, C. Student Voices in Transition: The Experiences of Pathways Students. Pretoria: Van Schaik

Lees, D., & Levy, S. (2012). The Monash South Africa Foundation Programme (MSAFP). In Levy, S. & Earl, C. Student Voices in Transition: The Experiences of Pathways Students. Pretoria: Van Schaik

Refereed journal papers

Levy, S. & Campbell, H. (2008) Student Motivation: Premise, Effective Practice and Policy, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, vol 33, no 5, pp. 14-28.

Levy, S. & Campbell, H. (2007) Promoting Motivation and Engagement among academically at risk students, Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, vol 9, no 3, pp. 18-25.

Levy, S., (2008), Accommodating student diversity in the first year curriculum design, First Year Experience and Curriculum Design, Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Australia. View the journal paper.

Levy, S. & Murray, J. (2005) Broadening Educational Access and Participation: The Successes of a Regional Equity and Access Program, The International Journal of Learning vol 12 no 7 pp. 295-302.

Levy, S. & Murray, J. (2005) Tertiary Entrance Scores Need Not Determine Academic Success: An Analysis of Student Performance in an Equity and Access Program, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, vol 27, no 1 pp. 129-141.

Levy, S. & Murray, J. (2003) Demystifying Tertiary Success: Strategies for Broadening Participation and Initiating Lifelong Learning, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, vol 5, no 2 pp. 42-45.

Conference papers

Levy, S. & Treacey, M. (2013) The Diploma of Tertiary Studies: 12 years of bridges, transitions and voices, First Year in Higher Education Conference, July, 2013. View the conference paper.

Levy, S. & Burnheim, C. (2013) Pathways for non-traditional learners in a research-intensive university, Foundation and Bridging Educators New Zealand Conference, 3-4 December 2012, Auckland University, New Zealand.

Haigh, C., Levy, S. & Reynolds, P. (2007) Who deserves a chance? Identifying talent that might otherwise be lost in university admissions processes, The 10th Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference: Regenerate, Engage, Experiment - Conference Proceedings.

Levy, S., Yellowly, W. & Farmer, M. (2006) Engaging and Retaining Students through Team Teaching: Reflections on initiatives at Monash University, Australia and Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, UK, The 9th Pacific Rim – First Year in Higher Education Conference: Engaging Students – Conference Proceedings.

Yellowly, W., Farmer, M. & Levy, S. (2006) Team teaching: engaging diverse student groups in higher education. Reflections on initiatives at Monash University, Australia and Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, UK, The Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, 3 July 2006 to 5 July 2006, Higher Education Academy, East Midlands UK, pp. 1-13.

Levy, S. & Murray, J. (2003) The transition of at risk students: strategies for success, The Seventh Pacific Rim - First Year in Higher Education Conference: Enhancing Transition to Higher Education: Strategies and Policies that Work – Conference Proceedings.

Osborn, M., Plunkett, M. & Levy, S. (2003) An investigation of international students' academic and social transition requirements, The Seventh Pacific Rim - First Year in Higher Education Conference: Enhancing Transition to Higher Education: Strategies and Policies that Work – Conference Proceedings.

Levy, S. & Murray, J. (2002) Transition To Success: Analysis of Monash University's DoFS Program and Student Performance, The Sixth Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education: Changing Agendas "Te Ao Hurihuri – Conference Proceedings.

Academic presentations

Burnheim, C. & Levy, S. (2012) Mid-level qualifications in Australia: tensions in the construction of academic achievement as the gateway to professional careers, AQFs 5 & 6: Debating the future of mid-level qualifications in Australia, LH Martin Institute Conference, Melbourne.

Levy, S. (2011) The benefits of University Studies: The perspectives of pathways students, Education for Regional Sustainability conference, 21 November, Monash University Gippsland.

Levy, S. (2010) DoTS and responding to the Bradley Review of Higher Education, HUMCASS Colloquium, Monash University Gippsland Campus.

Levy, S. & Earl, C. (2009) Preparing Bradley for university and the university for Bradley: Low SES student transition and retention in regional Victoria, Monash Transition Retention and Progression Forum.

Levy, S. (2006) Workshop – Strategies for success: reflections from the coalface, The 9th Pacific Rim – First Year in Higher Education Conference: Engaging Students, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, 12-14 July.

Levy, S. (2005) Tertiary Entrance Scores Need Not Determine Academic Success: An Analysis of Student Performance in an Equity and Access Program, The Twelfth International Conference on Learning, University of Granada, Spain, 11-14 July.

Levy, S. (2002) Transition To Success: Analysis of Monash University's DoFS Program and Student Performance, Third Monash Transition Program Research Seminar, 7 August.

Levy, S. (2002) Preliminary Analysis of the DoFS program and student performance, Forum for Education Research Students and Teachers (FERST), Faculty of Education, Churchill Campus, 21 May.