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1 SaMnet: Science and Mathematics network of Australian university educators OLT Leadership for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Program 2011

2 Project Leaders A/Prof Manjula Sharma (USYD) A/Prof Will Rifkin (USYD) Ms Stephanie Beames (QUT) Dr Elizabeth Johnson (La Trobe) A/Prof Cristina Varsavsky (Monash) Dr Andrea Crampton (CSU) A/Prof Marjan Zadnik (Curtin) Helpers Prof Susan Jones (UTas) Dr Alex Yeung Prof Brian Yates (UTas) Mr Matthew Hill Ms Kelly Matthews (UQ) Ms Wakiuru Wohoro A/Prof Simon Pyke (UAde) Ms Helen Georgiou

3 Outline Conceptual: What is SaMnet? Operational: How does it function? – Past activities – Future activities Relationships: SaMnet + disciplinary networks + National Centre

4 SoTL SoTL Undertake scholarly inquiry into teaching & learning via Action-Learning Projects (ALPs) -Improve student learning -Publications INWARD

5 Leadership Leadership Understand leadership & implement processes so that ALP teams have visibility/influence -Build capacity -Drive change OUTWARD

6 CoP Comm’s of Prac. Network / share in & across disciplines, common project areas, institutions & regions. -Scaffold development -Connect like minded people Superglue

7 Conceptually … SoTL INWARD Leadership OUTWARD CoP Superglue

8 Operational – key activities Action Learning Projects (>25) Critical friends Website and newsletter Whole day leadership/SoTL workshops in Feb/Apr Case studies initiated in April 2-hour workshops in May/Aug Networking via conf’s & Skypes from June … Writing workshop in July

9 Operational – future activities ACSME - Discipline day themed workshops for CoPs - Two-hour lunch meeting - SaMnet scholar presentations Whole day leadership workshops in Feb - Writing workshop in July - Networking at confs / Skypes - Case studies concluded

10 Relationships Between educators Between networks (& geographic groups) With professional associations With universities With funding bodies With Govt / regulator With conferences

11 Relationships

12 Strategic questions Are projects with emphasis on SoTL & Leadership useful? … Is SaMnet useful? Given the size of Australian university science & mathematics community: – should CoPs across disciplines be encouraged? – are strategies across disciplines effective/efficient? – roles / functions of SaMnet and proposed Centre?

13 Acknowledgements SaMnet funded by ALTC / DEEWR* (*OLT / DIISRTE) Support of ACDS Contacts


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