Keynote Presentation: Professor Chi Baik

Wednesday 21 September 2022

10.00am to 11:00am AWST / 12.00noon to 1.00pm AEST

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Chi Baik

Keynote Presentation: Enhancing wellbeing and the student experience in higher education: strategies to connect educators and students.

Professor Chi Baik is Deputy Director of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) and a Professor in higher education. Chi has led major studies that have contributed to informing institutional policies and practices including national projects on the first year experience, student mental wellbeing, and international student engagement. She has been the recipient or co-recipient of over $2.3 million in research and development grants, including six nationally competitive grants.

In this keynote presentation Chi will focus on the question: How can the experience and wellbeing of students be improved?

The recording of the keynote address is available for UNDA staff members via Blackboard and can be accessed through the following link: Keynote Recording

Keynote Presentation - Wednesday 21 September

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2022
Wednesday, September 21st
10:00 AM

Enhancing wellbeing and the student experience in higher education: strategies to connect educators and students

Chi Baik, The University of Melbourne

Zoom session commences 10am AWST/12 noon AEST

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This presentation focuses on the question: How can the experience and wellbeing of students be improved? I will provide a brief overview of recent research examining the wellbeing and experiences of students in Australia, and discuss the implications of this research for practice. I will also offer strategies and examples for designing curriculum and learning experiences with student wellbeing in mind. My core argument is that educational institutions have an important role to play in fostering connections, helping students realise their abilities, and supporting students’ sense of belonging. This requires a whole-of-institution approach that not only focuses on interventions and support for individual students, but also works to improve the curriculum and social environments in which students study and interact.