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ThincBoards: Get Your Business Board Ready

Join ThincLab and Managing Director of Steam Ventures , Sasha Baranikov (previously Co-Founder of Uniti Group ASX:UWL) in our 2 day short course on getting your business board ready. Thursday 9 to Friday 10 May, 9 am to 5 pm. ThincLab Room 101, 10 Pulateney St, Adelaide. Register.

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Get to know our Learning Management System

The Curriculum Domain will be hosting two virtual demonstrations of the Adelaide University Learning Management System (LMS) via Zoom in the coming weeks.

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Provide your feedback: Consultation now open

Last week we released a Discussion Paper seeking formal feedback from staff on two significant aspects of the next phase of our planning and transition as we advance the creation of Adelaide University.

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New AU Interim Staff Intranet

Today, we are launching the new Adelaide University Interim Staff Intranet, which will become the central repository for sharing information across our staff communities as we continue to move through the transition period.

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UoA-SDU Joint Seed Funding Program

The UoA-SDU Joint Seed Funding Program has been established to deepen the collaboration and engagement between the University of Adelaide and Shandong University. Applications for the inaugural round are now open until Monday 13 May. Read the guidelines and apply for up to AU$15,000 for your initiative. More information.

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Annual Teaching Awards Program

The University of Adelaide's annual awards program provides an opportunity to celebrate the innovative and sustained ways that both academic and professional staff engage students to learn. Applications will open soon for the Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence, and Commendations for the Enhancement of and Innovation in Student Learning. More information.

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North Terrace Fitness Hub opening

The new Fitness Hub on Level 4, Union House at the North Terrace campus will open on Monday 6 May. The new gym will feature a dedicated group fitness studio and state-of-the-art recovery amenities including ice baths and compression boots. The Level 5 Fitness Hub will be closed from Thursday 2 May to Sunday 5 May. More information.

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Professional Learning - Write effective multiple-choice quizzes with AI-assistance

In this workshop, you will be supported to effectively design multiple-choice quizzes that assess student learning and give you meaningful insights into their misconceptions. We will also demonstrate how to use generative-AI tools to efficiently draft questions and responses, ready for fact-checking and refinement. Thursday 16 May, 2–3 pm. Online.

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Professional Learning - Design multimedia for teaching and learning to optimise cognitive load

Use media including images, videos, animations, and interactives to enhance your course design and improve student learning. This interactive session explores the intricate balance between information presentation and cognitive capacity, providing educators with essential strategies to enhance multimedia instructional materials. You will be supported to create engaging, impactful learning experiences for students. Thursday 23 May, 11 am to 12.30 pm. Online.

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Wellbeing Grants Program – Applications now open

The student health and wellbeing team is now accepting applications for grants up to $1000. Students and staff are encouraged to apply and run an initiative or event promotes student wellbeing in one or more of the following eight wellbeing areas: cultural, financial, physical, social, emotional, workplace, intellectual and environmental wellbeing. Applications close Monday 20 May, 5 pm. More information and to apply visit the website.

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