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Podcast: Transition Pedagogy and The Best Chance For All – Professor Sally Kift

How lucky are we? In this second podcast, produced in partnership with the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE), we hear from Professor Sally Kift. Sally is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA), a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law (FAAL), and President of the Australian Learning & Teaching Fellows (ALTF). She has held several university leaderships positions, including as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at James Cook University. Sally is a national Teaching Award winner, a national Program Award winner, a Senior Teaching Fellow and a Discipline Scholar, Law. In 2017, she received an Australian University Career Achievement Award for her contribution to Australian higher education.

In this podcast, Sally discusses Transition Pedagogy, student and staff wellbeing, the impact of COVID-19 on the sector, the recent review of the Australian Qualifications Framework and much more. It’s incredible what she was able to cover in an hour.  Matt Brett had so much fun last time he kindly agreed to once again sit in the interviewing chair. Matt is the Director of Academic Governance and Standards at Deakin University, an Adjunct Fellow with the NCSEHE, a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne and sits on the Advisory Group for ADCET. 

Related resources

Transition Pedagogy 

A decade of Transition Pedagogy: A quantum leap in conceptualising the first year experience. (Kift, 2015, HERDSA Review) 

The Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE), Deakin University

Student Minds (UK’s student mental health charity) The University Mental Health Charter 

The Wellbeing Thesis to support postgraduate research students’ wellbeing, learning and research 

Universities UK #stepchange Mental Health in Higher Education

Enhancing Student Wellbeing (University of Melbourne, QUT & La Trobe University)

Pressure Vessels: The epidemic of poor mental health among higher education staff (Morrish, 2019, HEPI) 

Student Mental Health: The Role and Experiences of Academics (Hughes, Panjwani, Tulcidas & Byrom, 2018, Student Minds)

Opportunity through Online Learning: Improving student access, participation and success in higher education. (Stone, 2017, NCSEHE)

Review of the Australian Qualifications Framework  

Common Learning Outcomes for Enabling Courses in Australia (National Association of Enabling Educators Australia (NAEEA), 2019)

A Fair Chance for All (1990,DEET)

The Best Chance for All (Zacharias & Brett, 2019, NCSEHE)