UQ has partnered with Times Higher Education (THE) on a new initiative, THE Campus, which presents opportunities for colleagues across UQ to publish advice resources to a global community of higher education professionals.

What is THE Campus?

THE Campus logo

THE Campus is a knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer support platform providing quality, curated resources from academics around the world.

THE Campus – based in the UK – was created as a response to the global pandemic and the need for more peer-to-peer support when it comes to online teaching and learning and digital delivery.

  To unlock all content, you’ll need to register on their website (it’s free).

Benefits

  1. An opportunity to publish content (articles or videos) via a world-leading higher ed website receiving nearly three million unique visitors a month, as well as UQ eSpace.
  2. Promotion of your content via THE networks including regular newsletters (20,000+ contacts) and social channels.
  3. Invitation to participate in webinars and podcasts.
  4. Access to a global community of experts where you can comment on and rate resources, bookmark articles and build your network.
  5. Access to a space where you can showcase your innovative work and gain recognition.

Topics

Besides specific calls for Spotlights and other series, THE Campus editorial team welcomes content on:

  • Course design
  • Quality teaching and learning
  • Student experience
  • Early career research
  • Leadership and management
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Impact and sustainability
  • Internationalisation.

Upcoming Spotlights

    Improving assessment in the higher education

      Deadline for content: Tuesday 4 October 2022

    • Designing “authentic” assessments tied to relevant skills
    • Self-assessment (students and staff)
    • Peer assessment (students and staff)
    • Designing accessible assessments
    • Summative assessment
    • Formative assessment
    • Ensuring equity in assessment design and delivery
    • Creative forms of assessment
    • Machine learning to personalise assessment and feedback
    • Assessment of large cohorts
    • How to provide helpful feedback 
    • Developing effective and efficient marking rubrics
    • Online versus in-person assessment
    • How to use low stakes regular assessment
    • Assessing teaching or course quality
    • Experiential assessment
    • Tips on managing academic workloads
    • Hacks for time-poor academics
    • Efficient ways of marking and providing feedback
    • Frameworks and processes that enable you to plan lessons quickly
    • How to share lesson plans and pool teaching resources
    • How to prioritise effectively
    • Ways to assess which tasks to spend more time on
    • Balancing research and teaching duties
    • How to stay on top of admin
    • Tips for managing emails and other communications
    • Efficient ways of approaching peer review.

    Some suggested resource headlines are:

    • Common mistakes in HE assessment and how to avoid them
    • Formative, summative and diagnostic assessment: how to use each one
    • How to remove barriers to accessibility in assessment
    • Open-book assessments: the dos and don'ts
    • Is the traditional exam dead?
    • How do we assess soft skills?
    • How to get students to read and learn from feedback
    • How to teach exam technique
    • Tips and tasks for continuous assessment.

    Achieving work-life balance

      Deadline for content: Monday 10 October 2022

    • How to set boundaries at work and why it’s important
    • Discussing work-life balance with your boss/leadership
    • Women in HE: issues around childcare, maternity leave and more
    • Carving out time for yourself amid hectic academic schedules
    • What leadership can do to facilitate better work-life balance for staff
    • Why the fabled 60-hour working week is untenable
    • Communicating timetables
    • Sharing caring responsibilities for students
    • How to turn off/deal with the emotional burden of pastoral care
    • How to switch off at the end of the day
    • Tips on dealing with stress in the workplace
    • Creating a campus where people can balance family time and work time
    • How to make flexible working environments work 
    • The dos and don’ts of offering support resources for staff and students 
    • How to recognise burnout early

    Some suggested resource headlines are:

    • Should I check emails on holiday? 
    • How do I know if I’m getting paid enough? 
    • The secrets to balancing teaching and research – and still having time for yourself
    • Why having “down time” is crucial for your career
    • What should an academic’s working week look like?

    Leadership in higher education

      Deadline for content: Monday 31 October 2022

    • AI to personalise higher education (teaching, feedback, support)
    • What is good leadership
    • Tips from exceptional leaders
    • What do rank and file faculty want from their leaders?
    • Managing university finances
    • Perils of being a middle manager (and how to excel at it)
    • How to get staff on board with structural or cultural changes
    • The most common mistakes made by managers/leaders/v-cs?
    • Managing conflict
    • Effective communication
    • How to inspire
    • Is the five-year strategy dead?
    • How to lead through uncertainty / crisis
    • Managing government policy changes
    • How to work with diverse stakeholders.

    Some suggested resource headlines are:

    • What I wish I had known before becoming an HE leader
    • Bringing empathy into leadership: why and how
    • The leadership styles that work on campus
    • How to get the most out of your staff
    • Five inspirational leaders and what they can teach us in HE
    • What an institutional leader should do about burn out
    • Why I would encourage someone to become a university president.

    Guidelines

    Submissions are accepted as short videos, texts with a short video introduction, or longer form text pieces that are no more than 800 words.

    Please read THE Campus resource guide (PDF, 149.3 KB) before you submit any content. Your content should be crafted as an advice resource. THE Campus is not looking for opinion pieces, news features, project case studies or promotional pieces.

    In addition, if you wish to submit a video, please read THE Campus video resource guide (PDF, 140.1 KB).

    How to submit content

    1. After reading the above guidelines, please email your content to THE Campus at UQ editorial team at uqthecampus@uq.edu.au to start the internal review process.
      • Note: for Spotlights, we operate on tight deadlines and are unable to provide any extension (please see ‘Upcoming Spotlights’) above for deadlines.
    2. Once received, we will review your content. Depending on its editorial merit, we will forward the piece to THE Campus team in the UK. If accepted, we will help you curate the content if necessary.
    3. Once you (and the UK-based editorial team) are happy with a resource, it will be published within a month of finalisation. All content submitted by UQ will appear on this page once published. Please note that we cannot offer any guarantee that your content will be published once submitted.

    THE Campus at UQ team

    THE Campus at UQ team will help you curate your submission before sending it out to THE Campus editorial team in the UK.

    NameUQ Org UnitRole
    Lynette DawsonInstitute for Teaching and Learning InnovationInitiative Lead
    Professor Paul MillsSchool of Veterinary ScienceEditorial Lead
    Professor Karen HealySchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Social WorkEditorial Lead
    Associate Professor Deanne GannawayInstitute for Teaching and Learning InnovationAdvisor

    Contact

    For all enquiries regarding THE Campus at UQ, please email uqthecampus@uq.edu.au.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Contact

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