CQU virtual conference

Tuesday 8 October 2019 9am

Call for presenters: deadline 23 August 2019

The CQUniversity Academic Board proudly presents the 2019 Scholarship of Tertiary Teaching Virtual Conference to be held online on October 8 and 9, 2019. The conference is aimed at bringing together teaching scholars from across all teaching platforms to share insights and best practice in the field of teaching and learning, and will centre around the following themes:

1.     Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education

This theme includes techniques used to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues or content into the curriculum; enabling strategies and practices; and/or Indigenous ways of knowing.

2.     Educational assessment and evaluation

This theme includes authenticity in assessment; assessment that incorporates academic integrity, such as reducing plagiarism or contract cheating; social innovation in assessment design; embedding clinical practice or work integrated learning into assessment; innovative techniques to ensure student success; quality of content and curriculum design; digital badging and micro-credentials; and/or attrition and retention.

3.     Educational technology

This theme includes approaches that use technology to inform your work as an academic, such as communication techniques, innovative student contact, or monitoring student online engagement. It also includes theory-based practice; the nexus between pedagogy and technology; and/or simulated learning.

4.     Professional development of educators

This theme includes strategies to build capacity in VET and Higher Education teachers; currency in teaching and learning; engaging in scholarship and scholarly activity in tertiary teaching; development of non-award qualifications or short courses.

Researchers, academics, vocational education and training teachers, and professional staff members are welcome to submit an original abstract related to any of the above themes for an opportunity to present at the conference and to make a contribution to the advancement of knowledge or professional practice in this field.

In addition, a “Tertiary Teaching Training Wheels” workshop will be offered. This two-hour virtual training session will introduce the world of scholarship and scholarly activity to assist new tertiary teachers and teaching scholars navigate the tertiary sector and become strategic in their scholarly activity. This is a practical, hands-on session.

COST: FREE. Registration includes access to all live sessions, online materials and recordings of presentations via a YouTube channel.


Submissions to present at the 2019 Scholarship of Tertiary Teaching Virtual Conference are welcome from all teachers and academics in the tertiary sector.

  • Ensure you include a catchy title or hook with your abstract submission.
  • Abstracts will be double-blind peer reviewed and selected based on merit.
  • If successful, participants will be invited to present a 15-minute presentation with a four-slide PowerPoint at the conference in October.
  • All presentations will be streamed live and recorded, so regardless of your location, presenters and attendees can all be involved.
  • Authors will be notified of submission outcomes within five working days of the closing date for abstract submissions.
  • An option to write a full paper for submission as a publication will be offered.

The final closing date for abstract submissions is Friday, 23 August 2019.


The 2019 Scholarship of Tertiary Teaching Virtual Conference is scheduled to be held over two days on October 8and9,2019. A detailed conference program will be released in September upon confirmation of presenters and keynote speakers. The conference program will be organised into streams corresponding to the identified themes and aims to offer a great professional development program to build skills and expertise. Registration includes access to all live sessions, online materials and recordings of presentations via a You Tube channel.

Associate Professor Celeste Lawson
Chair and President, Academic Board
Head of Course, Professional Communication

Professor Josua Pienaar
Deputy President, Academic Board
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)

Ms Kylie White
Director, Corporate Governance