Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALL Inc.)
The Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALL Inc.) is an organisation for professionals who work with university students to enhance their development of academic language, literacy and learning. The role of AALL members is an important one in today’s universities, given the increasing pressures to maintain excellence in teaching and learning with diminishing resources and given that there is good evidence that AALL professionals are indeed able to impact on students’ development of skills, and overall success and retention. The AALL is a hub of discussion and purposive activity, through its conferences, meetings, website, and representations it may decide to make to the wider community. The Associations also aims to encourage forums where concerns about the ways that we and our work are positioned in our institutional contexts can be raised, debated, and where possible, acted upon.
Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
AARE is an association of academics engaged in and reporting education research into schools, higher education, learning, teaching, teachers and students. This site contains articles, conference papers, the AARE journal The Australian Educational Researcher, news, book reviews, research data and analyses of educational research.
Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC)
The Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited (ALTC), formerly the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, is dedicated to improving the student experience through engaging the higher education sector in the identification, support and reward of outstanding and innovative teaching. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, the ALTC works with higher education institutions, discipline communities and learning and teaching networks as a collaborative and supportive partner to ensure good practice is shared and embedded in organisational policy and processes.
The Council’s predecessors were the Committee for the Advancement of University Teaching (CAUT), the Committee for University Teaching and Staff Development (CUTSD) and the Australian Universities Teaching Committee (AUTC).
Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM)
ATEM is a specialised and developing professional association within academic institutions within Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. Members hold a commitment to the highest standards of professional practice within management of the higher education sector. ATEM publishes the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management.
Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA)
The Australian Universities Quality Agency is an independent, not-for-profit national agency formerly established in 2000 that promotes, audits, and reports on quality assurance in Australian higher education. The AUQA website provides information about the AUQA audit processes, copies of the latest version of the Audit Manual, and access to the AUQA reports on universities. The site provides access to AUQA publications and to the AUQA Good Practice Database which showcases good practices featured in national or state education systems for audit or accreditation.
Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)
The Department of Education, Science and Training is an Australian Government site providing extensive links to information, resources, and publications. Highlights of this vast site include the Government Education portal with links to 3,000 sites relevant to education and training in Australia. This portal includes the Higher Education Information and Resources section for university teaching staff and the Higher Education Publications and Resources page. DEST also produces a list of journals assessed as satisfying the refereeing requirements for the Higher Education Data Collection (HERDC).
Australasian Council on Open, Distance and E-learning (ACODE)
This council is the peak Australasian organisation for institutions engaged in or interested in open, distance and flexible education. Formerly the National Council on Open and Distance Education (NCODE), ACODE provides advice on policy relating to distance and open education, and sponsors best practice. ACODE also provides advice to major decision-making bodies on the development of open and distance education, and promotes excellence in open and distance education.
Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE)
This association is a society for those involved in tertiary computer-based education and training, including educational interactive multimedia. It provides a forum to stimulate discussion of relevant issues in the educational use of technology, as well as promoting research and evaluation. ASCILITE holds an annual conference and other occasional activities. The annual ASCILITE awards recognise exemplary use of electronic technologies in teaching and learning in tertiary education.
Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA)
This is an association of members interested in the practice and administration of distance education and open learning. ODLAA is a non-profit organisation managed by an Executive Committee of members operating in a voluntary capacity. The Association\’s aims and objectives are to: advance the practice and study of distance education in Australia, foster communication between distance educators and maintain and extend links with other national and international associations with related aims and objectives. The ODLAA journal Distance Education is published three times a year.
Universities Australia is the industry peak body representing 38 universities in the tertiary education sector. Formerly known as the Australian Vice-Chancellors\’ Committee (AVCC), Universities Australia acts as a consultative and advisory body for all Australian university affairs, making submissions to public inquiries of interest to the university sector, and preparing statements on major issues.
Ako Aotearoa is a new national centre aimed at supporting research and inquiry into effective teaching, identifying and celebrating effective teaching, and supportingÂ efforts to enhance and improve teaching and learning. The centre will also provide policy advice on teaching and learning in the tertiary sector and will act as an information repository and resource for the support of effective teaching.
Association of Institutes and Polytechnics of New Zealand
ITP represents 19 institutes of technology and polytechnics around the country. It delivers technical, vocational and professional education which is student focussed and concentrates on practical learning. The association develops and promotes policies, acts as an advocacy body, and promotes academic quality on behalf of its 19 members.
New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE)
The New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) aims to foster a high standard in the practice of educational research in New Zealand. Membership includes the journal New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies. Annual conference proceedings are accessible online.
New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER)
The New Zealand Council for Educational Research is an independent educational research organisation. This site provides access to research projects at NZCER, advice on educational and psychological tests and access to assessment resource banks in english, mathematics and science. NZCER publications can be purchased online through this site.
New Zealand Universities Academic Audit Unit
The New Zealand Universities Academic Audit Unit provides information about audit processes, the current audit cycle and good practices emerging from recent university audits. The site also provides access to reports and other public documents.
New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee
The New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (NZVCC) was established in 1961 and represents represents the interests of New Zealand’s eight universities: Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, Waikato, Massey, Victoria, Canterbury, Lincoln and Otago. This site provides access to submissions made by the NZVCC to government, and a range of reports and publications.