Partnerships for Student Success


Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 September 2022

The Learning and Teaching Office aims to encourage academics to see professional growth as a journey of continual learning framed within the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Our premier event to support this aim, is the annual gathering of educator scholars. We have adopted a summit format which showcases good practice learning and teaching. We will also hear from our students as partners; engage with a panel of experts from other institutions about how they use learning technologies to enhance student learning, and we will be holding a workshop for those interested or who are new to the scholarship of learning and teaching.

The theme is ‘Partnerships for Student Success' with three sub-themes:

  • Developing purposeful partnerships: Reimaging curriculum to enrich student learning experiences to meet student and community needs. This could include learning and teaching that focuses on: underserved communities; pastoral care in a digital age; retention/first year experience (building a connection, pastoral care); engaging students/rich learning experiences; pedagogies that enrich student learning experiences.
  • Tools and strategies for creating sustainable partnerships: This could include learning and teaching that focuses on: use of learning technologies to sustain student engagement and open new spaces for collaboration outside the University; digital platforms; pedagogies to facilitate collaboration and connection; connecting as a global village; quality of the student experience in the digital learning environment; learning in contemporary learning and teaching spaces; virtual placements, online and distributed teamwork.
  • Future-proofing learning and teaching through partnerships: Practices and pedagogies to meet student future needs and future needs of the professions and employers. This could include learning and teaching that focuses on: partnerships for effective student/graduate transitions; digital connections to optimise student success; interdisciplinary, and professional partnerships to enrich learning and teaching; micro-credentials and new program structures; partnerships with industry in development.

We encourage you to become involved whether it be by; submitting an abstract (on your own or with a colleague); or simply by coming along and joining in the conversations.


2022 Key dates:

  • 1 March – Call for abstracts (300 words)
  • 25 July – Extended deadline for abstract submissions
  • 14 August - Presentation sessions confirmed
  • 14 September – Registrations close
  • 20 September – Official Opening & Student Panel
  • 21 September – Keynote address and staff presentations
  • 22 September – Experts in learning & teaching panel
  • 23 September – SoTL workshop for new researchers

If you have any queries, you can visit the LTO online, or send us an email. We also invite you to follow us on Twitter or Facebook. We also have a special Facebook Group for Sessional Academics.

Browse the contents of 2022 Educator Scholar Summit:

Educator Scholar Summit: Full program
Tuesday 20 September to Friday 23 September 2022
Student Panel: Building a culture of learning and teaching partnerships with students
Tuesday 20 September 2022
Keynote Presentation: Associate Professor Chi Baik
Wednesday 21 September 2022
Academic Staff Presentations
Wednesday 21 September 2022
Expert Panel: Leadership in learning and teaching panel
Thursday 22 September 2022
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Workshop
Friday 23 September 2022