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Teaching Matters 2018 | Presentation Details | 2018


Panel Session: Future of Teaching Excellence at UTAS


Lecture Theatre 5




In line with the conference theme, the title for the Panel session will be: The future of teaching excellence at UTAS. Following an introduction by Melody, each of the panellists will have 5 minutes to represent their sub-theme. The remaining time will be available for questions from the audience and discussion.


Melody West Melody West

Melody (BSocSc; BA(Hons); GradCertULTC) is a recent appointee as the Research and Engagement Fellow with the Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment. Her current research focus is centred on program evaluation and investigating the attributes of ‘success’ for Year 12 leavers. From 2008 until 2018, Melody worked in the Tasmanian Institute for Learning and Teaching, initially project managing national, multi-institutional learning and teaching grants before taking up an associate lectureship in professional learning programs and reward and recognition of teaching excellence. Melody was a co-creator of the Peer Professional Learning Program for Awards and proudly represented the program as a finalist at the inaugural Australasian Academic Development Good Practice Awards in November 2018. She retains her connection in the scholarship of learning and teaching through providing advice to national award nominees and as a Friend of TILT.

Panel Members

Adele Holloway Adele Holloway

Assoc. Prof Adele Holloway is Associate Head, Learning and Teaching for the School of Medicine. She teaches into the biomedicine programs in the School of Medicine and has a particular interest in the integration of research into the undergraduate curriculum and the attitudes and perceptions of biomedicine and health professional students to research and evidence-based practice.

Adele will be addressing the theme of: Excellent teaching happens by design

Michael Roach Michael Roach

Michael will be addressing the theme of: Excellent teaching engages students and encourages them to learn

Marcus Bowles Marcus Bowles

Marcus is an internationally recognised practitioner undertaking consultancies and collaborative industry-university initiatives that assist individuals, firms and regions target and develop the capabilities required to succeed in the future workforce. He is director of The Institute for Working Futures Pty Ltd where he undertakes consultancies into the future of work and learning; the design of agile organisations, leadership and workforce capability frameworks; reinventing professional education and recognition systems; and the creation of dynamic workforce development solutions. Marcus currently holds honorary professorial appointments at Deakin University’s Centre for Regional and Rural Futures and at Macquarie University’s Centre for Workforce Futures. His academic work and research has centred on major projects identifying ways to improve outcomes-based education in higher education; the impact of automation on jobs; and building micro-credential frameworks that can enhance regional competitiveness, professional assessment, and the management of verified credentials and capabilities using blockchain technologies.

Marcus will be addressing the topic: Excellent Teaching produces excellent students

Tracy Douglas Tracy Douglas

Tracy is Senior Lecturer in Human Biology in the School of Health Sciences Tracy also fills the roles of First Year Coordinator and Academic Lead - Student Engagement, unit coordinator, lecturer, curriculum development, School of Health Sciences Learning and Teaching Committees, Student Mentor Coordinator in Health Sciences, PPLP-Awards Mentor, PPLP-UKPSF Mentor, Student Experience Committee, Scholarship of Learning and Teaching PLC and Community of Practice, Learning and Teaching Researcher, Chair of HERDSA Tasmania, member of ASCILITE and ISSOTL.

Tracy will be addressing the theme of: Excellent teaching is founded on and contributes to scholarship

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