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Research projects

Coursework in Australian doctoral education: what's happening, why and future directions?

OLT 2012-14  Project leader:  Dr Margaret Kiley, with partner insitute: The Australian Council of Deans & Directors of Graduate Research (DDoGs)
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Building local leadership for research education

ALTC 2011-2012 with Boud, McKenzie, Waite, Solomon (UTS) Brew (Macquarie) and Malfroy (UWS) with Kevin Ryland.

I've done a coursework Masters, now I want to do a doctorate: Can I?

A research project funded by the ALTC to commence 2011. Chief Investigator: Dr Margaret Kiley 2010-2011 ALTC Grant $200,000. 
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The Reading Resilience Toolkit

A toolkit of teaching resources and strategies developed by tertiary educators and trialled in classes to enhance students’ skills in reading resilience.
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Where are our doctoral candidates coming from?

A pilot study to investigate the various pathways that potential candidates take to, through, out of, and from their doctoral program. 

A cross-national study of the impact of the oral component on PhD examination quality

ARC Discovery 2011, 2012. Holbrook, Bourke, Lovat (Newcastle), Kiley (ANU), Paltridge (Sydney), Starfield (UNSW) $194,000. Investigates the role of an oral examination in PhD assessment by focussing on the oral/no oral assessment models.  » More information

Research capacity building: The development of Australian PhD programs in national and emerging global contexts

Focuses on the development of Australian PhD programs in national and emerging global contexts; specifically local and international interconnections of research and research training.

A threshold concepts focus to curriculum design: Supporting student learning through application of variation theory

Developing, trialling and evaluating a theoretically-informed model of curriculum design.
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The Research Graduate Skills Project

Focuses on Australian research graduate skill development. Outcomes include case studies and skill development programs. 
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Honours in higher education

Investigation of the role of Honours in Australia due to international changes in Honours programs. 
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Other projects

Building local leadership for research education using action learning through communities of practice

This project explores the issues of leadership in research education at the faculty level.
ALTC 2011-2012 Kiley, with Bond, McKenzie Waite, Soloman (UTS) Brew (Macquarie) and Malfroy (UWS) with Kevin Ryland.

Investigating student retention in ANU language and culture programs

Collecting information about why students don't re-enrol in second year language study, to guide teaching/planning decisions.


Promoting Excellence Initiative

Built and consolidated institutional capacity to constructively engage with ALTC programs.

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