The following are relevant to the SaMnet community. Please contact us if there are other resources that you would like available on this page, either things you want or things that you have found.


Workshops/conferences - programs/proceedings

STEM Annual Conference 2012 - UK HEA
Website providing links to the various sections of the proceedings of the conference held from 12-13 April 2012 in London. Key themes included Innovative practice in STEM learning and teaching, mathematics and statistics in an interdisciplinary context, teaching and assessing large classes and assessment and feedback.

CUBEnet - National Forum on Education in the Biomedical Sciences
Flyer detailing the event held in December 2011 in Canberra entitled "Ahead of the game, Biomedical science education into the 21st century". Hosted by the national network on biomedical teaching at universities, CUBEnet.

1st Australian Geoscience Teaching Workshop - Program
The program of a workshop held 17-19 January 2012, toward establishing a national network in the discipline.

Workshop on inplementing the Science TLOs (7/2/2012) - Executive Summary of the Workshop Report
Summary of a workshop held in Melbourne on February 7, 2012, an outgrowth of the ALTC-funded effort on teaching and learning standards. Hosted by Profs Jones and Yates.

Helpful articles/presentations

Changing the Game - the ACDS National Centre for Teaching and Learning for Science and Mathematics - Liz Johnson, OLT Fellow, La Trobe University.
These talks were given as part of the SaMnet national tour of Action-Learning projects in February 2012. Click below for video of the talk.
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Engaging staff om quality learning and teaching: What's a Pro Vice Chencellor to do? - Prof Alex Radloff
Published in the 2008 HERDSA conference proceedings, this paper describes how she attempted as a PVC to engage staff and bring about change. It also contains helpful resources. Prof Radloff is a member of SaMnet's advisory panel

Barriers to change - Prof Alex Radloff
Summary of change management approaches and strategies - Prof Alex Radloff
Two short papers on creating change in your school, faculty, or university, including a list of resources from Prof Alex Radloff, a member of SaMnet's advisory panel.

Maths on your bioscience course - A Student Short Guide produced by UK HEA
"This guide aims to give you an overview of the benefits and uses of maths on your bioscience course and is full of hints and tips from bioscience students on how to approach and get the most out of the maths on your bioscience course" (quoted from the document). The UK Higher Education Academy has many such resources. This one is just a taste. (Please note, the link is to a page within the UK HEA website, but the described document is easy to find.)

"New Media for Science" Community of Practice Powerpoint
A presentation prepared for the Australian Council of Deans of Science (ACDS) on the growing use of assignments in science that have students creating videos, podcasts, wikis, and blogs to build their professional abilities and deepen their insight on content.  The ‘New Media for Science’ project was funded by the ALTC for 2009-2011.

Other Education Research Networks

The National HE STEM programme (UK)
"Enabling the HE sector to engage with schools, enhance curricula, support graduates and develop the workforce". This program has hundreds of projects and resources realating to a variety of disciplines.

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, & Learning (CIRTL)
This flyer provides information on the mission, change model, strategy, pillars and network development of CIRTL.  CIRTL represents a network of US universities fostering the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

UK HEA (Higher Education Academy) - Change Academy proposal form
The HEA's Change Academy provides training for academics working in teams to implement projects to enhance student learning, similar to SaMnet’s aims. More details can also be found at the Change Academy website.