Academics can be nominated in three categories: those currently working at UWA; those retired from UWA; and a posthumous award. [Read more…] about Centenary Award Nominations open 15 July
Contributions and Submissions
Now, a new award has been established to recognise the results of that quest. The UWA Academic Staff Association (UWAASA) celebrates 100 years of academic service by inaugurating the Centenary Award, to be presented to academics whose influence has been outstanding.
The Academic Staff Association held a forum in September to discuss e-Learning. The presentation “TPaCK & MOOCs” is available here.
The role, possibilities and pitfalls of teaching with online tools
A Discussion Paper Based on the Academic Literature
This paper is a response to a call from the DVC Research for discussion on how UWA’s
research reputation may be improved. The paper shows why reputation is important and
reviews factors associated with high reputation. Four salient points emerge: (i) Research and
teaching are approached and conducted differently across disciplines. However, research drives
reputation across all areas. (ii) There are policy decisions UWA can make even with its
constrained funding that will positively affect its research outcomes and reputation. (iii) The
views of bibliometric experts indicate focusing directly on improving UWA’s ARWU ranking
derives from an “audit culture” mentality that systematically detracts from generation of high
impact research. (iv) The intensity with which UWA can push the policy levers to maximise
high impact research is constrained by its mission to excel as well in teaching and civic
The Vice Chancellor’s UWA Futures white paper provides leadership in three ways: (a) it rallies
the university to collectively address an imminent threat, (b) it spells out a process for
discussion with milestones, and (c) it offers specific proposals for consideration.