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Podcasts

TEQSA Talks: Commercial academic cheating

The latest episode of the TEQSA Talks podcast series is now available.

In this podcast, we chat with Dr Helen Gniel, Director of TEQSA’s Higher Education Integrity Unit about commercial academic cheating – sometimes also called ‘contract cheating’ – and why it threatens academic integrity.

Dr Gniel also outlines how TEQSA plans to use new legislation to protect Australian higher education providers and students from illegal cheating service operators (recorded 11 March 2021).

TEQSA Talks: Introducing the Higher Education Integrity Unit

Dr Helen Gniel, Director of the newly established Higher Education Integrity Unit, outlines the purpose of the unit and its early areas of focus (recorded 11 March 2021).

TEQSA Talks: Case studies about the prevention and response to sexual assault and sexual harassment in the Australian higher education sector

TEQSA Senior Project Manager, Dr Irene Lichtwark, speaks with Monash University's Manager, Respectful Communities, Fiona Marshall, and University of Tasmania Pro Vice-Chancellor, Culture and Wellbeing, Professor Margaret Otlowski, about two of the case studies featured in the recently released Good Practice Note on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Australian Higher Education Sector (recorded 31 July and 4 August 2020).

TEQSA Talks: Preventing and responding to sexual assault and sexual harassment in the Australian higher education sector

TEQSA's Greg Simmons, Director of Policy and Analysis, and Dr Irene Lichtwark, Senior Project Manager, discuss our recently released Good Practice Note on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Australian Higher Education Sector (recorded 21 July 2020).

TEQSA Talks: Academic integrity

Dr Guy Curtis from the University of Western Australia discusses TEQSA’s Academic Integrity Toolkit, and also looks at how educators and providers can support academic integrity regardless of whether learning is online or in a classroom (recorded on 17 June 2020).

Webinars

Quality Assurance Webinar Series

The Quality Assurance Webinar Series is a new TEQSA initiative to share higher education quality assurance and regulatory information with TEQSA Experts and quality managers within providers, industry and professional accrediting bodies.

This monthly webinar series forms part of TEQSA’s ongoing commitment to continued engagement with the sector to support the COVID-19 recovery, protect student interests and the quality and reputation of Australian higher education.

Session Four: Provider Category Standards

Recorded on 10 June 2021

For this fourth instalment of the TEQSA Quality Assurance webinar series, we explore the changes to the Provider Category Standards with TEQSA’s Chief Commissioner, Professor Peter Coaldrake AO.

Session Three: The role of external experts

Recorded on 29 April 2021

Join TEQSA Commissioner Joan Cooper, Professor Stephen Naylor from James Cook University and Acting Assistant Director (Assurance Group) Tristan Krautz from TEQSA to discuss the role of external experts in TEQSA’s assessment procedures.

Session Two: Achieving self-accreditation

Recorded on 17 February 2021

Join TEQSA Chief Commissioner, Professor Nick Saunders AO, in conversation with Professor Kevin Petrie, Vice Chancellor, Avondale University College and Professor Jane Fernandez, Provost, Excelsia College, Adjunct Professor, Avondale University College and Founding Convenor, HEPP-QN.

Session One: Scholarship

When: Tuesday 8 December 2020 at 12:30 - 1:15pm AEDT

Join TEQSA Commissioner, Emeritus Professor Joan Cooper, in conversation with Greg Simmons, Director of Policy and Analysis, TEQSA; Professor Merlin Crossley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic, University of New South Wales; and Dr David Perry, Vice-President Academic, Alphacrucis College; as they discuss key elements of TEQSA’s discussion paper on making and assessing claims of scholarship and scholarly activity.

Academic integrity toolkit launch webinar

The academic integrity project team (Dr Guy Curtis, Dr Margot McNeill and Dr Christine Slade) held a webinar on 13 October 2020 to talk through the newly launched TEQSA academic integrity toolkit.

Going online: R(e)imagining teaching and learning

TEQSA, in collaboration with RMIT, produced a weekly webinar series in May and June 2020 discussing online learning.

This series complements the resources for online learning compiled by TEQSA, to provide higher education practitioners with an engaging and practical discussion of how to make online learning work best for your institution, your workforce and your students. 

Graphic recording of Going Online series with key ideas

Image: Lucy Blakemore

Responses to webinar questions

Session Six: Lessons learnt and looking to the future

When: Wednesday 10 June 2020 at 12:15 - 1:00pm AEST

Join RMIT Professor Claire Macken in conversation with Dr Dawn Gilmore from RMIT Online and Dr James Adonopoulos from Kaplan as they discuss lessons learnt throughout the past five webinars and what the future may look like. 

Session Five: Student experience and support

When: Wednesday 3 June 2020 at 12:15 - 1:00pm AEST

Join RMIT Professor Claire Macken in conversation with Tom Whitford from The University of Melbourne and Indumathi V from the Engineering Institute of Technology.

Session Four: Designing curriculum for an online environment

When: Wednesday 27 May 2020 at 12:15 - 1:00pm AEST

Join RMIT Professor Claire Macken in conversation with David Bowser from Curio and Brigitte Sloot from the Australian Institute of Business.

Session Three: Assessment integrity

When: Wednesday 20 May 2020 at 12:15 - 1:00pm AEST

Join RMIT Professor Claire Macken in conversation with Professor Belinda Tynan from RMIT University and Dr Margot McNeill from ICMS.

Session Two: Enabling staff to work in an online learning environment

When: Wednesday 13 May 2020 at 12:15 - 1:00pm AEST

Join Professor Claire Macken from RMIT in conversation with Trish Powers from Torrens University Australia and Dr Suneeti Rekhari from RMIT.

Session One: Getting started: best practice for establishing online learning

When: Wednesday 6 May 2020 at 12:15 - 1:00pm AEST

Join RMIT Online’s Dawn Gilmore PhD, in conversation with colleague Professor Claire Macken and James Adonopoulos PhD, sharing practical advice, ‘how to’s’, and ideas for practice in online learning for providers transitioning to online learning.