Degrees for a New Generation

Degrees for a New Generation

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Degrees for a New Generation charts an extraordinary journey undertaken by the University of Melbourne. In 2005, the University agreed on a broad notion of curriculum reform; by 2008 it had the first intake of students into its new 'Melbourne Model' undergraduate courses; by 2011 the first cohort had graduated and the University shifted its professional programs to graduate-level entry. It was a massive, at times controversial, transformation of an old and large institution, which ultimately has left no aspect of the University untouched. Mary Emison's detailed, insightful account of the making of the Melbourne Model highlights the processes, people and groups involved in planning, implementing and managing these radical changes. It traces the story from the consultative beginnings, led by Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis, through the assiduous work of course design and transition led by Peter McPhee, involving generous commitments of time, energy and reflection from a great many professional and academic staff. Emison shows that academic structures in a large university can be transformed to offer a flexible approach to tertiary education that fits with a changing global environment.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Melbourne University Press Digital
  • Australia
  • 0522864279
  • 9780522864274

About Mary Emison

Mary Emison was educated in the United States before coming to Australia and holding a number of senior professional positions in the University of Melbourne. Her first role was coordinating all administrative activities for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science. In 1984, Mary became Assistant Registrar in the Office for Research, and from 1994 to 2004 was responsible for establishing the University's first integrated unit for whole of university planning and quality assurance. In 2005, Mary was acting Academic Registrar and later worked with Professor Peter McPhee as Director of the Melbourne Curriculum Project.
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