Teaching Improvement and Equipment Scheme (previously Teaching Improvement Fund and Teaching Equipment Fund)
TIES is an amalgamation of the Teaching Improvement Fund and the Sesqui Teaching Equipment Scheme, as a result of a review by the PVC (Learning and Teaching). Further information can be found on the University's website.
- Learning electronic centre containing student case studies produced in group collaboration repository and retrieval ($10,000) Gary Oliver, Bob Walker, Geoff Frost
The project will provide students with an opportunity for inquiry into accounting information systems using businesses in the real world.
- A multimedia learning resource - interactive spreadsheet assignments providing immediate individualised feedback in 1st year Econometrics (Mathematics of Finance) ($9,580), Paul Blayney, John Goodhew
This project will further develop the Discipline of Accounting?s computer assignment system to allow for its use in a first year Econometrics unit with the study of the mathematics of finance.
- Trading Simulator Laboratory for Fixed Income Securities ($10,000) Joel Fabre, David Johnstone
The aim of this project is to refine and demonstrate the beneficial use of a trading simulator laboratory in two large subjects offered by the Discipline of Finance.
- Using an Interactive Business Simulation Game to enhance student learning of business process orientation and enterprise integration ($57,806) Ravi Seethamraju, Olivera Marjanovic, Denise Tolhurst
Using a 'learning by doing' approach, this project seeks to enhance business students' understanding of business processes and enterprise integration through an ERP (enterprise resource planning) simulation game.
- Blended Assessment for student engagement in the faculties of Arts and Economics and Business($76,547) Marie-Therese Barbaux (Arts) Mark Freeman
This two-year project proposes a blended approach to assessment, across two large faculties and within degree programs, aimed at keeping students engaged in high level learning.
- Investigating the impact of podcasting on students learning in a blended learning environment ($16,742.60) Steve Clark, Lucy Taylor)
The project will investigate the impact of podcasting on student learning and recommend ways to enhance the beneficial effects in a blended learning environment.
- Developing an innovative business information management curriculum ($25,693.20) (Sue Williams)
The project aims to introduce design thinking into the business curriculum, and to embed the development of graduate attributes.
- Developing team-based learning in a large first year unit of study ($28,274) (David Kim, Lesley Treleaven, Anu Rammohan, Graham White)
The projects aims to promote deep approaches to learning, to support the development of tutors, and to enhance the student learning experience and feedback in the unit.
- Tablet PCs in the Peer Assisted Study Program (PASS): Enhancing students? engagement in learning and collaboration ($44,300) (Kellie Morrison)
The project aims to use Tablet PC?s in the PASS Program in facilitator-student and student-student interactions to increase students? engagement with their learning and enhance learning outcomes through collaboration and cooperative learning.
- Improving professional learning and teaching through the development of a quality process which aligns curriculum objectives, outcomes and assessment with professional standards and graduate ($49,532) Lesley Treleaven, Lesley Scanlon (Education), Lesley Laing (Social Work), Jennifer Rowley (Sydney Conservatorium of music), Lorraine Smith (Pharmacy)
This project aims to improve university-based professional learning and teaching in five professional degree programmes across four faculties - Education & Social Work, the Conservatorium of Music, Business and Economics and Pharmacy.
- An interactive market simulation experiment using audience response keypads ($10,000) (Stephen Cheung, Steve Clark)
The aim of this project is to implement a version of this experiment that can be conducted in large classes using audience response keypads.
- Performance of international students in the Faculty of Economics and Business related to their entry qualification (in particular IELTS and CET) ($9,890) (Diane Dancer, John Rose)
This project aims to allow the Faculty to evaluate its capacity to achieve the University goals of attracting the best students, recognising and celebrating their diversity and fostering lifelong learning.
- Proposal for lecture slide enhancement through DASHBOARDS ($10,000) (Jeffrey Sheen)
This project aims to deliver skills and materials that will be of great use in the classroom.
TIF projects (Teaching Improvement Fund)2006
- Embedding foundation generic graduate attributes ($57,000) (Mark Freeman, Lesley Treleaven)
The project aims to revise the curriculum (teaching, learning and assessment) in five first year Faculty units of study and to explicitly focus student learning on developing one or more of the University?s clusters of attributes in each of these units (Personal and Intellectual Autonomy, Research and Inquiry, Ethical, Social and Professional Understanding, Communication, and Information Literacy).
- Enhancing student learning of enterprise integration by deploying industry-based software products in Business Curriculum ($81,490) (Ravi Seethamraju)
The project aims to develop an integrated view of business and provide authentic learning experiences that are integrative and multi-disciplinary to business students.
- Exploring improved learning outcomes through innovative assessment ($15,600) (Catherine Sutton-Brady, Chris Styles)
The project aims to evaluate the use of innovative techniques in examinations. The specific aim is to evaluate students learning outcomes from utilising video case studies in their examination.
- Tutor training and benchmarking ($50,000)
The project seeks to support tutors by providing opportunities for them to deepen their understanding of what is involved in high quality teaching and student learning and to improve their teaching practices, via the development of online training materials and other resources, development sessions and activities, and benchmarking the quality of our tutor training with the Faculty of Economics and Commerce, University of Melbourne.
- Improving the student learning experience in postgraduate units of study ($50,000)
Peer review of unit of study outlines by academic colleagues and relevant industry reference groups, and enhancing links between industry and postgraduate curricula and teaching.
- The Write Site ($55,000)
Joint application between all CHASS Faculties, content development for an online environment that supports the development of academic and professional writing skills in commencing students
- Quality Assuring the Student Learning Experience with Group Work & Technology ($150,000)
Developing resources to support academic honesty, literacy and numeracy skills for students, and to reduce the impact of large class sizes by using groupwork and audience response systems.
- Academic Leadership and Mentoring ($75,000)(joint with Faculty of Education & Social Work)
A pilot mentoring project for academic staff intended to enhance outcomes in teaching and learning, research-led teaching and academic leadership for the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Education and Social Work, as well as for the individual academic mentors and mentees involved in the pilot from each faculty.
- Development and implementation of 'Self-Help Networking Groups' for students enrolled in Postgraduate Coursework programs ($139,798)
- Comparison of project rates and learning ($90,779)
- Development of interdisciplinary majors ($90,000)
- In-class learning and teaching supported by Tablet PCs ($10,735) (Steve Clark)
The project aims to evaluate the impact of this technology on Faculty students? learning, and to enable new strategies to improve interactive and collaborative in-class learning and teaching.
- Audience response system ($16,204, with matching amount from the School of Business)
Permanent installation of equipment in two lecture theatres, for improving student-to-student and student-to-staff interaction, obtaining student feedback, and providing students with feedback in their own learning.