UQ has experienced considerable success in Round 1 of the national Office of Learning and Teaching grants announced earlier this year, highlighting the innovation and commitment of staff to teaching excellence.

UQ has been successful in receiving one major Innovation and Development Grant, and three Seed Project grants so far this year.

Minister's press release

Successful grants:

Radical transformation: re-imagining engineering education through flipping the classroom in a global learning partnership
Lead institution: The University of Queensland
Partner Institutions: RMIT University, The University of Sydney, Purdue University (USA), Stanford University (USA), University of Pittsburgh (USA)
Project Leader: Associate Professor Carl Reidsema
Project synopsis: The project will deliver to Australian university engineering programs openly accessible, qualitative and quantitative data representing the situational translation and cross-comparative analysis of national and international flipped classroom exemplars. A radically transparent research model will be adopted by a global learning partnership to explore the effectiveness of transferring practice in this way.
Funding: $220,000

Processes and platform for e-exams in supervised bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments
Lead institution: The University of Queensland
Partner Institutions: University of Tasmania
Project Leader: Dr Matthew Hillier
Project synopsis: This project will (1) develop guidelines to assist educators and students to effectively prepare and undertake e-exams; and (2) build and pilot a working prototype of an e-exam platform to be used in supervised, BYOD settings. The platform will include computer-marked questions and secure electronic reticulation of student responses.
Funding: $50,000

Improving educational outcomes and opportunities for Indigenous students begins at the cultural interface in the classroom.
Lead institution: The University of Queensland
Project Leader: Dr Kerryn McCluskey
Project synopsis: This project will develop, pilot and evaluate a teaching resource that: (1) builds teacher preparation students’ awareness of issues faced by Indigenous students in schools; and (2) enables tutors, pre-service teachers and graduates to effectively cater for Indigenous school students to improve learning outcomes and access to tertiary education.
Funding: $43,000

Becoming, belonging and being in the profession: a pilot mentoring program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pre-service teachers
Lead institution: The University of Queensland
Project Leader: Associate Professor Elizabeth Mackinlay
Project synopsis: This project will evaluate the use and effectiveness of a mentoring program as a positive intervention for building and sustaining Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initial teacher education students' participation in tertiary education programs; their self-efficacy as teachers; their professional identity as teachers; and their readiness to teach.
Funding: $44,000
 

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