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Managing Tertiary Education Teaching and Learning

2017 Dates TBC

Subject overview

This online subject provides students with an overview of the key elements of managing effective student learning in tertiary education, including areas such as:

  • International trends in mass-scale, cross-border and on-line tertiary education;
  • New market entrants and new business models in the provision of tertiary study;
  • Introducing new information and communication technologies to teaching and learning;
  • Designing and assessing student learning;
  • Managing student expectations;
  • Assessing and improving teaching quality;
  • Internationalising the curriculum.

Learning outcomes

On completing this subject, students should be able to:

  • Develop a plan to restructure an institution's or department's suite of study programs;
  • Develop a plan to introduce online subjects into a suite of study programs;
  • Assess the use of student surveys to improve teaching quality;
  • Assess the effectiveness of policies designed to internationalise curriculum;
  • Communicate with people who work in different cultures and contexts;
  • Investigate policy and strategy problems, and generate options to resolve them;
  • Assess the risks and benefits of different solutions to management problems;
  • Apply accepted policies and principles to different kinds of cases;
  • Make well-informed management decisions that consider specific contexts.

Why study this subject?

  • If you are currently in the teaching and learning field, this subject can keep your professional knowledge up-to-date through the latest research, academic and professional expertise in tertiary teaching and learning.
  • If you are currently studying for another degree, you can use this subject to tap into areas outside your field of study or degree so you can pursue a specific interest.
  • If you are considering further study in our Masters or Graduate Certificate program, you can explore your options by doing this subject first before leaping into the full degree.

Teaching dates and contact hours

Teaching dates: 29 February - 13 May 2016

The total number of contact hours over this period is 23.5. These include four compulsory discussion board tasks and attendance at three webinars.

Outside of these times students are expected to organise their own study schedule; the recommended total number of study hours for this subject is 120.

Delivery modes

This subject is delivered entirely online. Students can choose to undertake either the non-assessed or assessed mode.

Non-assessed mode
Students undertake and finish the compulsory components only, made up of four discussion board tasks and three webinars held at set times.

Assessed mode
Students first undertake and finish the compulsory components, i.e. the four discussion board tasks and three webinars held at set times. They must then submit a 3000-word essay at the end of the subject.

Students who successfully complete this mode gain 12.5 credit points, which be credited towards one of our Masters or Graduate Certificate program program. Please contact us if you would like more information about how this articulation process works.


Non-assessed mode: $2,910.00

Assessed mode: $3,880.25

Fees include course materials but does not include text books (if applicable).

Subject facilitator

Dr Stefan Popenici is a senior lecturer in higher education, specialising in teaching and learning development. He joined the Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne in 2013 after working as a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at Learning and Teaching Centre at Macquarie University in Sydney.

Stefan was awarded by the President of Romania with The Order "Merit of Education" as Knight for his work in educational reform and research. Stefan currently holds the position of Associate Director of the Imaginative Education Research Group at Simon Fraser University in Canada.

How to apply

Please APPLY ONLINE via the UoM Commerical electronic application system

The documents you will require to provide include:

Copies of testamurs and transcripts of all degrees listed in the application;
A letter of support from your employer;
A personal statement as to why you are applying and what you wish to get out of the program;
Your CV;
Documentation showing how you have met the English language proficiency standards if you have English as a second language or the language of instruction of previous degrees was other than English.

(Note: limit of 1.5 MB per document)

More information

Detailed information on the subject is available in the online handbook.

Find out more information about this subject or request an information pack by contacting Dina Uzhegova or call +61 3 8344 4605.

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