Welcome to the new website and community. Pip and I have been working since January to migrate everything from the old TILE site to one that has far more functionality. Over the coming weeks we will add more tools and resources and more readings. Please send out details of the site to your network – we really want to build the network over coming weeks. The new model positions employability as self and career literacy and the measure has been approved as part of the professional placement hours in four engineering programs. The monthly forums start with Professor Margaret Lloyd, who asks: “How do you sustain whole-of-program change?” In other news, almost half the 19 partner institutions have now begun their projects, and over 1,000 students and educators have engaged in workshops.
April included a workshop titled From theory to practice: Equipping and enabling Australia’s educators to embed employability across higher education for South Australian colleagues. The workshop and a day of meetings was hosted by Flinders University in Adelaide and attracted academic and professional colleagues from UniSA, Flinders and Adelaide University. Also in April, I travelled to Salzburg to attend a European arts education conference and engage with European partners.
In February, Dawn Bennett attended and presented her work at the 1st world summit of the International Federation for national Teaching Fellows (http://www.ifntf.org) in Birmingham, England.