Conversation Catalysts

Conversation Catalysts are designed to prompt rich reflection and debate around assessment practice in Higher Education. These short videos are based on real conversations that Dr Darrall Thompson (University of Technology Sydney) and Dr Abby Cathcart (Queensland University of Technology) have had with colleagues over

Using evaluation tools to promote student learning

My colleagues Dr Dominique Greer, Professor Larry Neale and I were determined to challenge the notion of evaluation as something done ‘to’ academic staff by their institutions. Instead we explored ways in which academics could reclaim evaluation and position it as a way of actually

Building an Academic Career

These resources were created by Dr Abby Cathcart, Dr Nikki Penhaligon and Dr Susan Ryan at Queensland University of Technology. They are intended to help doctoral students think about ways of building an academic career. Each of the six guides provides practical tips and insights,

Outline for National Learning & Teaching Symposium

With an exodus of baby boomer academics on the horizon, the lack of preparedness of many early career academics to teach suggests the possibility of a teaching quality time-bomb—our future faculty may have minimal skills and experience in teaching, with few teaching mentors from whom