Issue 2 2017

What's new from Teaching and Learning


In this issue we take a look at Standards. Standards matter to all of us. They are central to the integrity of our institution and our commitment to excellence in teaching practice. We can take pride in our work when we know it is underpinned by a commitment to high standards and excellent quality in all aspects of teaching practice. Here we investigate:

  • Why TEQSA matters. The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) is an independent statutory authority that regulates and assures standards in Australia's diverse and complex higher education sector
  • The support of Liaison Librarians to provide high quality readings and resource materials for staff and students
  • The role of Quality Indicators of Learning and Teaching (QILT) to support excellence in teaching standards at Southern Cross University
  • How the Digital Resources team supports the production of high quality teaching materials


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Why TEQSA matters

TEQSA is the guardian of standards in higher education in Australia. This is a critical role to ensure and maintain the authority, quality, quality and pedigree of education in tertiary education. Standards give meaning and value to the work of higher education.

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My one HeadsUp tip is...

Professor Susan Nancarrow talks about the necessity of high standards in teaching and learning and how these standards sit at the heart of our teaching practice.

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The quality work of librarians

Are you aware of the excellent support offered by the Liaison Librarians to help you and your students find good quality readings and resources? Designated School librarians can help you source high quality teaching materials.

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Why QILT matters to you

Quality Indicators of Learning and Teaching (QILT) surveys gather a range of student data, including study outcomes and standards. This Government initiative helps students make informed choices and helps educators focus on the quality of learning and teaching.

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QA for your units

Need help to spot you're errors? Your not alone!! Theres help avalaible...;-) The Digital Resources team will QA (quality assure) course materials including study guides, lab manuals and workbooks to support development of high quality teaching resources.

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Student Transitions Achievement Retention & Success
Stamford Grand
Adelaide, 2-5 July 2017

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Teaching and Learning
Reaching new heights
Calgary, Canada, 11-14 October 2017

34th International conference on innovation
practice and research in the use of educational
technologies in tertiary education
USQ, Toowoomba, 4-6 December 2017

I-MELT: International conference on Models of
Engaged Learning and Teaching
National Wine Centre, Adelaide,
11-13 December 2017

(Re) Valuing Higher Education
Adelaide Convention Centre
Adelaide, Australia
2-5 July 2018


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