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The Resource Library contains a collection of higher education learning and teaching materials flowing from projects funded by the Commonwealth of Australia including those from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

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74 resources found for ‘graduate’.

The National Graduate Attributes Project: integration and assessment of graduate attributes in curriculum

Simon Barrie, Clair Hughes, Calvin Smith
The University of Sydney
2009
The University of Sydney
Griffith, UQ
Final Report Download Document (818.73 KB)

The National Graduate Attributes Project Issues papers

Simon Barrie, Clair Hughes, Calvin Smith
The University of Sydney
2009
The University of Sydney

Introductory Commentary

This resource forms part of a larger collection.  It is recommended that readers refer also to:

1.  http://www.itl.usyd.edu.au/projects/nationalgap/resources/gamap/introduction.htm
and
2. http://www.itl.usyd.edu.au/projects/nationalgap/resources/videos.htm

This is a collection of eight issues to consider in the renewal of learning and teaching experiences.

The National Graduate Attributes Project (GAP), a national scoping study of Australian Universities' recent activities in relation to the development of graduate attributes underpins the project.

The papers provide an introduction to each of the key elements identified as being important for universities to consider when engaging in curriculum renewal to achieve graduate attributes. Each paper is short and points to additional references. The eight elements of the institutional framework are not independent and recommended by the authors to be read in sequence. The papers are presented as starting points for reflection.

The eight papers focus on (1) Conceptualisation, (2) Stakeholders, (3) Implementation, (4) Curriculum, (5) Assessment, (6) Quality Assurance, (7) Staff Development, and (8) Student Centred. They are most helpful to those involved in considering whole of institution (or faculty) approaches to Graduate Attributes implementation. They make a good starting point and are easily downloadable separately or as one PDF document.

Employability of Bachelor of Arts graduates

Nick Harvey, Mosharefa Shahjahan
The University of Adelaide
2013
The University of Adelaide
Flinders University, James Cook University, The University of Sydney, University of Otago (NZ)
Final Report Download Document (3.95 MB)

Graduate attributes statements database

Simon Barrie, Clair Hughes, Calvin Smith
The University of Sydney
2009
The University of Sydney

 

Introductory Commentary

This resource forms part of a larger collection.  It is recommended that readers refer also to:

1.  http://www.itl.usyd.edu.au/projects/nationalgap/resources/discussionpapers.htm
and
2. http://www.itl.usyd.edu.au/projects/nationalgap/resources/videos.htm

This is one of the outcomes of the National GAP (Graduate Attributes Project), a national scoping study of Australian universities' recent activities in relation to the development of graduate attributes. It is an aggregation of de-identified university graduate attributes statements, gathered in 2007-08. The statements were sorted into groups describing similar graduate attributes. They are presented as 'Enabling' level attributes (broader dispositions: scholarship, global citizenship, life-long learning) and 'Translation' level (more discrete, discipline-specific attributes: research and enquiry; information literacy; personal and intellectual autonomy; ethical, social and professional understanding and communication).

The boundaries between categories are artificial and some relate to more than one category.

This web resource includes a clickable visual map showing these eight subcategories. Links take the user to an aggregation of university statements of attributes -- for example, when universities include an attribute related to critical thinking, here are examples of how they phrase that statement. Even though these were gathered in 2007-08, they are unlikely to date -- the database shows the similarities and differences in statements.

This is a useful resource for those considering reviewing their attributes. It also shows the broad emphases in attributes across the sector.

Building course team capacity to enhance graduate employability

Professor Beverley Oliver, Ms Barbara Whelan
Curtin University
2011
Curtin University
RMIT University, University of Southern Queensland, Victoria University
Final Report Download Document (1.5 MB)

Addressing the supply and quality of engineering graduates for the new century

Emeritus Professor Robin King
University of Technology, Sydney
2008
University of Technology, Sydney
Final Report Download Document (1.43 MB)

Role of Graduate Attributes in Emerging Institutional Quality Assurance Processes video

Simon Barrie, Clair Hughes, Calvin Smith
The University of Sydney
2009
The University of Sydney
Griffith, UQ

Introductory Commentary

This resource forms part of a larger collection.  It is recommended that readers refer also to:

1.  http://www.itl.usyd.edu.au/projects/nationalgap/resources/gamap/introduction.htm
and
2. http://www.itl.usyd.edu.au/projects/nationalgap/resources/discussionpapers.htm

This 13-minute video is titled "Role of Graduate Attributes in Emerging Institutional Quality Assurance Processes" by Dr Jeanette Baird, Australian Universities Quality Agency, and produced as part of the National Graduate Attributes Project (2007-08) which explores curriculum renewal strategies to achieve graduate attributes in Australian universities.

The video provides a quality assurance perspective on how universities (and higher education institutions, HEIs) implement Graduate Attributes. Dr Baird suggests there are two overall questions that HEIs should ask: "How do you know that graduates achieve the Graduate Attributes?" and "What improvements to students' learning outcomes have resulted from these Graduate Attributes?". Evidence is required to support HEIs' claims about Graduate Attributes.

Dr Baird then goes on to three specific areas: (1) alignment between Graduate Attributes and HEI's institutional objectives; (2) curriculum review and implementation through mapping and contextualisation; and (3) internationalisation. Other topics include (briefly): employer feedback; CEQ Generic Skills results as a proxy for Graduate Attribute achievement; curriculum mapping and the reflection required in relation to assessment; the challenges of internationalisation and Australian HEIs; consistency of the student experience across campus. Underlying this approach is the OADRI framework (Objectives, Approach, Deploy, Review and Improve).

This resource is particularly useful and relevant to those considering a whole of institution approach and deployment of Graduate Attributes implementation in the curriculum, as well as internal and external quality assurance. It is clearly presented and to the point. The video is easily accessible to most users, and plays within the web page and on most browsers.

Ensuring quality graduates of pharmacology: Final Investigation Report

Anna-Marie Babey, Shane Bullock, Elizabeth Davis, Joanne Favaloro, Lynette Fernandes, Tina Hinton, Hilary Lloyd, Ian Musgrave, James Ziogas
The University of Melbourne
2010
The University of Melbourne
Adelaide, JCU, Monash, RMIT, Sydney, UWA
Final Report Download Document (932.14 KB)

This project report addresses the important issue of the consistency and quality of Pharmacology teaching across institutions in Australia.  It is, in effect, a comprehensive scoping exercise carried out in 2008. Importantly, it draws on information from students, academics and industry stakeholders. The project also involved a number of workshops integrated with the pharmacological society interest groups. The data obtained provides for a strong foundation for future curriculum development. Another important outcome is the formation of an education network within the discipline to provide a platform for ongoing curriculum renewal.

This is a well-written, clearly presented stand-alone resource that is an excellent exemplar of how such scoping activities should be conducted. The survey covers different cohorts of students in the science and health sciences area who have to learn pharmacological principles. The survey instrument is appended to the report and, as such, provides a very useful template for others to adapt. It would be of significant use and interest to a broad range of other discipline-based initiatives that are planning such a comprehensive benchmarking exercise. In particular, this report would be of considerable value to other disciplines who engage in service teaching of standard content to diverse student cohorts.

One of the more interesting findings relate to the data around the student's preferred teaching/learning methods. This information has implications that may well extend beyond the health sciences. Future developments from this project should be accessible through the newly-formed Australian Pharmacology and Therapeutics Education Network (APTEN).

Good Practice Report: Assuring Graduate Outcomes

Beverley Oliver
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited
2011
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited

This good practice report, commissioned by the ALTC, provides a summative evaluation of useful outcomes and good practices from ALTC projects and fellowships on assuring graduate outcomes. The report contains:

  • a summative evaluation of the good practices and key outcomes for teaching and learning from completed ALTC projects and fellowships
  • a literature review of the good practices and key outcomes for teaching and learning from national and international research
  • the proposed outcomes and resources for teaching and learning which will be produced by current incomplete ALTC projects and fellowships
  • identifies areas in which further work or development are appropriate.
ALTC Good Practice Report Download Document (680.59 KB)

Facilitating staff and student engagement with graduate attribute development, assessment and standards in Business faculties

Tracy Taylor, Darrall Thompson, Lucille Clements, Lynette Simpson, Andrew Paltridge, Marty Fletcher, Mark Freeman, Lesley Treleaven, Romy Lawson, Fiona Rohde
University of Technology, Sydney
2009
University of Technology, Sydney
QUT, Sydney, UQ
Final report Download Document (1.54 MB)

Assessing and assuring Australian graduate learning outcomes: principles and practices within and across disciplines

Simon Barrie, Clair Hughes, Geoffrey Crisp, Anne Bennison
The University of Sydney
2014
The University of Sydney
RMIT University, The University of Queensland
Final report Download Document (1.55 MB)

The B factor project: understanding academic staff beliefs about graduate attributes

Barbara de la Harpe, Alex Radloff, Michele Scoufis, Helen Dalton, Jan Thomas, Anne Lawson, Christina David, Antonia Girardi
RMIT University
2009
RMIT University
Murdoch, UNSW
Final Report Download Document (6.35 MB)
Appendix 1: Project Methodology Download Document (2.7 MB)
Appendix 2: Staff Surveying Instrument Download Document (5.12 MB)
Appendix 3: Preliminary Survey Report Download Document (3.58 MB)
Appendix 4: Data Analysis Download Document (2.7 MB)

Graduate professional entry courses in accounting and law

Margaret Jackson, Joann Cattlin, Lillian Lowe, Glennda Scully, Stacey Porter, Rosalind Mason, Sheryl Jackson, Donna Cooper
RMIT University
2012
RMIT University
Curtin University of Technology, Queensland University of Technology
Final Report Download Document (1.3 MB)
Evaluation Report Download Document (160.52 KB)

Assessing graduate screen production outputs in nineteen Australian film schools

Josko Petkovic
Murdoch University
2011
Murdoch University
Flinders University, Griffith University, RMIT University, The University of Melbourne, University of Technology, Sydney
Final Report Download Document (3.22 MB)

Outcomes-based planning, graduated descriptors and quality indicators for pharmacy experiential placements

Susanne Owen, Ieva Stupans, Greg Ryan, Leigh M. McKauge, Jim Woulfe
University of South Australia
2011
University of South Australia

Outcomes from the project include: seventeen experiential learning and assessment tasks published within an online central repository website, the development and trialling of a competency graduated descriptors tool, and a quality indicators framework  indicating stakeholder responsibilities and pre-placement during placement and post placement aspects.  The online repository is available at the project website.

The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney
Final Report Download Document (2.15 MB)

Research graduate skills project

Jim Cumming, Margaret Kiley, Mandy Thomas, Linda Hort, Merrilyn Pike, Elizabeth Evans, Anicca Main
The Australian National University
2009
The Australian National University
Final report Download Document (2.57 MB)

Delivering optometric graduates ready for practice beyond the cities and ready to serve an ageing population

Barbara Junghans, Helen Dalton (editors)
The University of New South Wales
2011
The University of New South Wales
Final Report Download Document (5.44 MB)
Curriculum Materials Download Document (2.32 MB)

Veterinary pharmacology curriculum renewal to improve graduate outcomes and public safety

Paul Mills, Stephen Page, Amanda Craig
The University of Queensland
2011
The University of Queensland
Australian Veterinary Association, Chapter of Veterinary Pharmacology, Charles Sturt University, James Cook University, Massey University (NZ), Murdoch University, The University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney
Final Report Download Document (1.85 MB)

Addressing ICT curriculum recommendations from surveys of academics, workplace graduates and employers

Tony Koppi, Philip Ogunbona, Jocelyn Armarego, Paul Bailes, Peter Hyland, Tanya McGill, Fazel Naghdy, Golshah Naghdy, Chris Pilgrim, Madeleine Roberts
University of Wollongong
2013
University of Wollongong
Australian Council of Deans of Information and Communications Technology, Murdoch University, Swinburne University of Technology, The University of Queensland
Final Report Download Document (1.18 MB)

Teaching Fellowship: Benchmarking Partnerships for Graduate Employability

Professor Beverley Oliver
Curtin University of Technology
2010
Curtin University of Technology
Fellowship Final Report Download Document (2.97 MB)

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