Conference themes and subthemes

Please see below the themes and sub themes for 2023.

Governance and policy

  • The evolving policy context both global and local
  • Sustaining higher education
  • Strategy and leadership
  • 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) and globalisation
  • Regulation, metrics and measurement
  • Pandemic impacts. 

Teaching, learning and the student experience

  • Curricula and assessment for effective learning
  • Assessment, feedback and learning
  • Indigenous knowledges and education
  • Modes, models and spaces of teaching and learning
  • Learning technologies and the expansion of the classroom
  • Data-informed; analytics to enhance and support learning
  • Academic and learning support
  • Student identities, diversity, inclusion, success
  • Authentic experiential learning, engaging students and working with the community
  • Challenging disciplinary boundaries and interprofessional education
  • The Pandemic and its impact on pedagogy. 

Pathways and partnerships

  • Alternative pathways, access and equity; lifelong learning
  • Transitioning into, through and out of higher education
  • Student-staff partnerships
  • Engaging community, industry and government
  • Accreditation, standards and industry perspectives
  • Work-Integrated Learning
  • Student mobility and transnational partnerships
  • Pandemic impacts. 

Innovation and research

  • Supporting innovation in a competitive environment
  • Research training for diverse career pathways
  • Engaging students as partners in research
  • The scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Educational theory and methodology in disrupted times
  • The Pandemic and its impact on pedagogy.

Professional learning for changing academic practices

  • Designing professional learning to support change
  • Influences, pressures and the changing nature of academic work and academic identities
  • Changing teaching and learning roles and teams; the liminal nature of the third space
  • Career pathways and development for a diverse and changing academic workforce
  • Reward and recognition
  • Careers and career development for the sessional workforce
  • Regional academic work and development
  • Pandemic impacts.

Values, justice and integrity

  • Social justice and higher education
  • Ethics, values, access and inclusion, diversity, equity
  • Integrity across the academy
  • Voices, identities and power; academic freedom
  • Collective and individual activism and resistance
  • Social change
  • Pandemic impacts.