Your ALTF newsletter for September 2016
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Sally Kift, ALTF President

I am so pleased to be writing to you in this first edition of our new monthly ALTF Newsletter, which coincides with the launch of our new website and our snazzy new identity. I am very grateful to the ALTF Executive Committee for their work on bringing this together, and particularly to Dawn Bennett and the marvellous Pip Munckton, who is our ALTF Project Manager. I hope you like these enhancements as much as I do!  

Having started on such a high note it is a shame to have to bring the mood down, but I feel the need to acknowledge the sad reality of the closing of the OLT, with no #OLTPhoenix rising in its place. I am proud of the lobbying work that ALTF members did to advocate for a new Institute and the preservation of funding for this important sector collaboration on L&T research and development. ...

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Welcome to the new ALTF website!

We’re very pleased to announce a brand new look and feel to the ALTF website. Along with a new identity and home page, you will notice a new events page for upcoming ALTF and affiliated events. This now completes phase one of the website development. During phase two we will further develop the resources page with fellowship documents, videos, articles and more. The password for all fellows to access the resources page is 'learning&teaching'. Here you will find the new ALTF logo to download and use. Watch this space as we add content to the library over the coming months.

The decline and demise of the Commonwealth’s strategic investment in quality Learning and Teaching.

The Journal of Student Success has published an article by ALTF’s president Sally Kift titled The decline and demise of the Commonwealth’s strategic investment in quality learning and teaching. Click here to read the full article.

Callout for fellows to join forum panel

TEQSA and the Higher Education Compliance and Quality Forum will be running in November this year. This year the theme will be Sharing Excellence Through Collaboration. As part of this forum ALTF have been invited to run a panel scheduled for November 10th. ALTF are now looking for 3 or 4 interested fellows to be part of that panel. If you would like to be part of this panel read more here.

Follow ALTF on social media

Are you following us on Twitter? Have you joined the linkedIn group? Join the conversation!


Graduate Employability 2.0 forum
September 16 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The national Graduate Employability 2.0 forum will be held at QUT, Brisbane on September 16th. The forum is a free one-day event that brings together teachers, academic leaders, industry representatives, students and graduates to learn about authentic relationships and social capabilities for graduate employability. This event is part of Dr Ruth Bridgstock’s National Senior Teaching Fellowship with the Office of Learning and Teaching.

2017 ALTF Forum
June 26 - save the date

Planning is in progress for a 2017 ALTF forum to align with the 2017 HERDSA conference in Sydney. The forum will be held on Monday the 26thof June prior to the HERDSA conference so please save the date in your diaries.


Dr Wendy Green


University: University of Tasmania

Fellowship title: Engaging students as partners in global learning

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Students as Partners

Students as Partners is a fast growing movement in Australia - thanks to Kelly Matthews’ Fellowship you can stay up-to-date! Read the latest Australian Students as Partners Network UpdateRegister now for the free 2016 National Students as Partners Roundtable being hosted at UQ on 5 October. 

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