CSU to host Improving University Teaching Conference

Monday 25 Jun 2018

* CSU Port Macquarie will host the Improving University Teaching Conference this week

* This is the first to be held in Australia and outside a metro location

* The theme is “New Spaces for Learning: Opportunities and Challenges for Innovative Teaching”

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is proud to be hosting the 43rd annual Improving University Teaching (IUT) Conference at CSU in Port Macquarie.

This is the first time the conference has been held in Australia, and outside a metro location.

CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann said, “This is a feather in the cap for Charles Sturt University and for regional Australia. It’s also a great opportunity to showcase the University to the world.”

The focus of the Conference is ‘New Spaces for Learning: Opportunities and Challenges for Innovative Teaching’.

Each year participants from across the globe join the IUT Conference to share insights, practices and challenges in improving the effectiveness of post-secondary teaching and learning. The Conference examines topics relevant to students, faculty and staff in higher education.

CSU has recently enhanced its postgraduate teaching and education courses to new heights as a result of comprehensive reviews across the suite of courses.

‘The 2018 conference offers an opportunity to explore the varieties of instructions best suited to these new learning spaces, while at the same time addressing problems they may entail.

“Charles Sturt University is extremely proud to not only be a part of the conference but hosting it and showcasing what we are doing to improve university teaching”, added Professor Vann.

Attendees at the Conference will also take in the local cultural and tourist sights with pre and post conference sightseeing activities and experience a witness a Welcome to Country ceremony by traditional owners, including an Aboriginal traditional dance. Conference delegates will also be officially welcomed by the State Member of Port Macquarie, representing the Premier, Leslie Williams MP and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Vann.

The three day conference program will include plenary sessions. Interactive workshops, symposiums, and roundtables. The participants will reflect, discuss, debate and explore issues among peers, leaders, practitioners and researchers.

Media Alert: Official Opening

When: Wednesday 27 June

Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Location: Courtyard CSU at Port Macquarie

Professor Andrew Vann will be available after the official proceedings


Media contact: Kate Fotheringham, 63386251

Media Note:

Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews with Professor Andrew Vann.