The Office of Learning and Teaching in Economics and Business has been involved in Faculty, University and national learning and teaching projects since 2004.
- Strategies and approaches to teaching and learning cross cultures ($140,095) (Juan Yao, with colleagues from UTS, Curtin and Sth. Cross Uni)
This project will produce two sets of guidelines: One to help lecturers and education managers further improve the approaches to teach/guide overseas students; The other to assist Asian background students to develop better study approaches.
- Embedding development of intercultural competence in Business Education ($167,826) (Mark Freeman, Lesley Treleaven, with colleagues from three universities (UNSW, UniSA, Melb))
This two year Carrick Institute funded research project will investigate how intercultural competence can be developed in students and staff in undergraduate Business courses in Australia. The project aims to contribute to a growing body of work examining how training in understanding and managing cultural diversity can develop culturally competent graduates.
- Business as usual: A collaborative and inclusive investigation of the existing resources, strengths, gaps and challenges to be addressed for sustainability in teaching and learning in Australian university business faculties?. ($100,000) (Mark Freeman, with colleagues from six universities (UWA, QUT, UNSW ADFA, Macq, UTas, Melb) on behalf of 35+ Australian business faculties represented in the Australian Business Deans Council Teaching and Learning Network)
The project seeks to establish the availability of existing resources, identify disciplinary strengths, gaps and challenges to be addressed and propose measures to improve the quality of the student learning experience and learning outcomes in the Business discipline in Australia.
- The Whole of University Experience: retention, attrition, learning and personal support interventions during undergraduate business studies ($219,877) (Mark Freeman and Nigel Smith, with colleagues from Uni of Sunshine Coast, Griffith, Monash, Uni of Sth QLD, Murdoch and Uni of SA)
This project will identify factors that determine whether or not students remain at university, and will bring a better understanding of successful support interventions. The project aims to effect change and the creation of a teaching research concentration within each participating university, and the growth of a nationwide experience-sharing community relating to retention, attrition and student support.
- Facilitating staff and student engagement with graduate attribute development, assessment and standards in business faculties ($223,898) (Lesley Treleaven, Mark Freeman and Simon Barrie with colleagues from UTS, QUT and Uni of QLD)
The project's purpose is to promote and support strategic change in advancing graduate attribute development in the discipline of business through the engagement of staff and students in graduate attribute assessment.
- Student Grievance and Discipline Matters ($200,634) (Patty Kamvounias with colleagues from Sth. Cross Uni and UTS)
This project aims to research, review, identify and scope student complaint and appeals procedures in all Australian universities to address anecdotal evidence (and some hard evidence) that, in the current costly and competitive higher education environment, students are increasingly resorting to internal and/or external legal processes to resolve disputes about the quality of their courses and the fairness of university processes.