2016 Partner Forum

Delivering Quality Education in a Changing Marketplace

The program explored the challenges of providing programs to diverse cohorts of students in both an international and national context, and offers a diverse range of professional development opportunities. This is also was an opportunity for partners to engage with FedUni staff.

Monday 4 April - Wednesday 6 April

Location: Federation University Australia, Mt Helen Campus, Ballarat

Please note: Presentations are only available to FedUni staff and those who have associate access.

Keynote speakers

Peter Rohan

Peter is a Strategic Advisor to the HE Sector, following 20 years as a partner with Ernst and Young (multi-national professional services firm). His key expertise is in public policy reform, operational strategy and improvement and organisational change. He has 30 years' experience in leading and managing important projects across a variety of organisations and a diverse range of stakeholder groups.

His work in the higher education (HE and VET) sector is typically at the VC/CEO and DVC level and has encompassed strategic planning, operational reform, market repositioning, partnership negotiations and business cases, as well as being joint author of published papers on the impact of the new funding model on universities and how they should respond strategically.

He has led projects for the Department of Education as to how to reduce 'rorting' within the VET system and has been an invited speaker at National TAFE conferences.

He sponsored and contributed to the key EY white papers on 'University of the Future' (2012) and 'Higher Education and the Power of Choice' (2011) as well authoring the forthcoming paper 'Academic of the Future'.

View Peter's presentation (pdf, 408kb)

Julie Lindsay

Julie's first book, 'Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds' is acclaimed as the definitive text on how to embed global connections and collaborations for meaningful learning. From her work as an education and digital technology leader in six different countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, she understands different global contexts and is able to bring new opportunities to others through her unique approaches to digital learning and 'teacherpreneur' approach.

Julie's passion is for online global collaboration and as Director of Flat Connections she leads online student projects for all K-12 levels. For educators she is adept at designing and customizing learning experiences including virtual courses and live events. Julie is completing a Doctor of Education at the University of Southern Queensland with research focusing on online global collaborative educators' and pedagogical change. Her new book, 'The Global Educator', available in 2016, shares many stories and resources for taking learning global.

View Julie's presentation (pdf, 5mb)

Forum program

Day one: Monday 4 April

Morning
Program details Presenters
Welcome: Introduction to Federation University Australia Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement), Prof. Todd Walker and Director, Partnerships and Commercial Engagements, Dr Jessie Harman
Keynote speaker: Becoming a Global Educator, Online Global Collaborative Educators and Pedagogical Change Julie Lindsay
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Session A: Adobe Connect for virtual classrooms



Session B:
FedReady program at FedUni
Brian Martin and Glenn Sandford, Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice


Campbell Ackland and Ryan Parker, Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice
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Session C: Virtual Education


Session D:
The Cultural and Educational Barriers of International Students Adjusting to HE in Australia: An Anecdotal Observation
Sue Brown, Faculty of Health
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Dr. Tania Honey, ATMC

Afternoon

Program details Presenters
Session E: Challenges faced by students bridging from VET into higher education


Session F:
Moodle Plus Session
Talia Barrett, Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice
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Cameron Maher and Brian Martin, Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice
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Session G: ATMC Work Integrated Learning Project


Session H:
Plagiarism findings from research
Asheley Jones, ATMC


Beverley Jones, MIT Sydney
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Session I: Study Skills Support MIT


Session J:
Using Quality Assurance to improving Teaching and Learning outcomes
Beverley Jones, MIT Sydney
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Dr. Ghassan Alsoboh and Dr Michael Burgess, AAPolytechnic
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Keynote speaker: Student Engagement Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Quality) Prof. Marcia Devlin
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Day two: Tuesday 5 April

Morning

Program details Presenters
Keynote speaker: The future of pathways and collaborations in VET/HE Peter Rohan
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Session K: Learning and teaching fundamentals



Session L:
Dalian University of Technology research collaboration
Tulsa Andrews, Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice
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Assoc. Prof. Jerry Courvisanos
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Session M: Strengthening Pathways from Diplomas to Degrees and The Student Success Project - Improving Student Retention at Wodonga TAFE

Session N: Internationalisation of the Curriculum: Activities and resources for promoting greater understanding between cultural groups
Sharon Naldrett and Lana Hanssens, Wodonga TAFE
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View Lana's presentation (pdf, 1mb)


Talia Barrett, Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice
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Afternoon

Program details Presenters
Session O: Partner Graduate talks


Session P:
Understanding Plagiarism: Cases to Explore
IIBIT and MIT graduates: Sagar Lohani and Ali Aftab
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Grant Meredith, Faculty of Science and Technology and Andrew Smith, Faculty of Health
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QnA
Partnering opportunities and challenges
Facilitator: Director, Partnerships and Commercial Engagements, Dr Jessie Harman
Panelists: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Engagement) Prof Todd Walker and Associate Deans of Engagement: Alan Labas, Robert Townsend, Guojun Lu, Charlynn Miller.

Contact us

Joy Rothwell - Administration Manager, Dual Sector Partnership Project
Phone: +61 3 5327 8388
Email: j.rothwell@federation.edu.au

The Dual Sector Partnership project is proud to be a sponsor of the 2016 Partner Forum. It is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Structural Adjustment Fund.