Update from the Dean: Strategic Review 2009

Thursday, 20 August 2009

The Dean of the Faculty, Winthrop Professor David Smith, provided the following update to members of the Faculty on the 20 August 2009 via email.

Reminder: Open Sessions - Strategic Review paper feedback

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Staff are reminded that are three open sessions remaining to provide feedback, seek clarity, ask questions or express ideas or concerns on the Strategic Review paper.

In addition to the open sessions, staff can provide feedback on the paper through a variety of other mechanisms. All feedback on the Strategic Review paper must be provided by Friday 28 August 2009.

Strategic Review Update - 20 August 2009

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Feedback is currently being sought from the Faculty on the Strategic Review paper, and all staff are encouraged to take this opportunity to provide questions, concerns or suggestions.

Staff are encouraged to keep checking the Strategic Review website for information and updates.

Vaughn Grey, Mechanical Engineering graduate, helps develop less advanced communities

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Vaughn Grey, UWA mechanical engineering and chemistry graduate (2007), will travel this month for the fifth time to East Timor to install a satellite broadband connection to improve the communication between the UWA' AusAid and local lecturers. He also hopes that in a future program they will upgrade the internet facilities for the students.

Fiona Wood’s collaboration with OBEL

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood, Director of the Burn Service of WA, is currently collaborating with Yih Miin Liew, PhD student at the Optical + Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (OBEL).

Workshop: Teaching Smarter @ UWA

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Teachers are being stretched in their efforts to maintain high quality teaching, often in a time or resource-poor environment, and with an increasingly diverse student cohort. In this workshop ideas on how to establish and maintain a good learning experience for students by teaching smarter are explored. Strategies ranging from those that are very simple for the individual teacher to implement through to structurally more complex, holistic approaches will be discussed.

UWA Motorsport takes third place at World Championship

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

The University of Western Australia's Motorsport team achieved another success by claiming 3rd position in the 2009 World Championship for Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), which took place in Hockenheim, Germany, earlier this month.

Workshop: Managing Assessments in UWA's LMS (WebCT)

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

UWA staff members interested in learning the tips and tricks of managing LMS Assessments as part of their teaching are invited to participate in this workshop. This workshop will enable you to manage and analyse your students completed assessments.

Workshop: Creating Assessments in UWA's LMS (WebCT)

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

UWA staff members interested in using LMS Assessments as part of their teaching are invited to participate in this workshop. This workshop will enable you to create assessments to achieve your educational goals.

Presentation by Winthrop Professor Caroline Baillie, Chair of Engineering Education - Engineering for the Future

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

All staff and students are invited to attend a presentation by Winthrop Professor Caroline Baillie, Chair of Engineering Education 'Engineering for the Future'.