Conference themes and subthemes

The organising committee has endeavoured to capture a range of topics, issues, interests and scholarship representative of higher education, under six board themes and subthemes. Given the change brought about by the pandemic you may wish to address higher education’s response in times of crisis under one of these themes.

Governance and Policy

  • The evolving policy context both global and local
  • Sustaining higher education
  • Leadership across the academy
  • Changing nature and purpose of higher education
  • The broadening landscape of higher education providers
  • Resilience, thriving and well being in the academy
  • Internationalisation (internal, external)
  • Regulation, metrics and measurement

Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience

  • Curricula and assessment for effective learning
  • A holistic student experience that prepares future graduates
  • Indigenous knowledge and education
  • Modes, models and spaces of teaching and learning
  • The transformative digital space
  • Learning technologies and analytics to enhance and support learning
  • Challenging disciplinary boundaries and interprofessional education
  • Academic and learning support
  • Student diversity, inclusion, success

Pathways and Partnerships

  • Alternative pathways, access and equity
  • Transitioning into, through and out of higher education
  • Student-staff partnerships
  • Engaging community, industry and government
  • Work-Integrated Learning
  • Student mobility and transnational partnerships

Innovation and Research

  • Supporting innovation in a competitive environment
  • Engagement and impact
  • Research training for diverse career pathways
  • Engaging students as partners in research and teaching
  • The scholarship of teaching and learning

Professional Learning for Academic Practice

  • Designing professional learning to support change
  • Influences, pressures and the nature of academic work and academic identities
  • Career pathways and development for a diverse and changing academic workforce
  • Reward and recognition

Values, justice and integrity

  • Social justice and higher education
  • Ethics, values, access and inclusion
  • Integrity across the academy
  • Voices, identities and power
  • Collective and individual activism and resistance
  • Social change