Higher Education Conference 2016
Satellite Events
Satellite Events: Friday 11 March 2016
9.00am -11.30am Engage to Transform
Engagement Leaders Forum
National Convention Centre, Canberra


On Friday 11 March 2016, the peak body for engagement in higher education – Engagement Australia – will once again convene our annual forum for all senior staff carrying leadership responsibilities for engagement and partnerships with business, industry and community.

This year our guest speaker Professor Andrew Vann, Vice Chancellor of Charles Sturt University and Steering Committee member, Talloires Network. Professor Vann’s presentation is titled ‘Engage or Die’.

The Forum will explore the role for engagement in realising the transformative potential of education and research.

The meeting will explore the theme “Engage to Transform” and consider strategic priorities for engagement in higher education. It will provide an opportunity for peer exchange, networking and dialogue around key tensions and priorities for institutions and the sector as a whole.

Cost: $75 which includes light refreshments


Contact Ms Karen Daley
Engagement Australia: 

Delegates can register for this event via the conference registration. 

Cost $75

9.00am - 2.30pm Meetings of Chairs of Academic Boards/Senates National Convention Centre, Canberra

All Chairs/Presidents and those directly interested in Academic Boards/Senates are invited to meet and discuss developments and issues in academic governance.  In 2016 the satellite meeting will have a strong focus on academic integrity.

In collaboration with other interested groups and colleagues, the Chairs of Academic Boards and Senates (CABS) are building a sector-wide network to uphold high standards of academic integrity in the context of the challenge posed by the growth of technologically enabled forms of academic misconduct through the use of swap sites, essay mills, ghost writing services and new devices. The role of the network will be to educate, gather information, articulate shared values and develop common understanding between disciplines and institutions. It will share good practice, guide emergence of national standards and take nationally coordinated action. The intended outcome is a strong national assertion of values, common understanding and shared purpose between the nation’s academics and students and high sector-wide standards of integrity.  To be effective into the future the network needs to engage strongly with academics and students across all higher education institutions and collaborate closely with executive colleagues across the sector.

Contact: Associate Professor Paul Wormell, Chair of Academic Senate, Western Sydney University: P.Wormell@westernsydney.edu.au

Delegates can register for this event via the conference registration.


Cost $100

 9.00am-3.00pm Hot Topics in Higher Education National Convention Centre, Canberra

The Hot Topics in Higher Education Forum, hosted by HES in collaboration with the Association of Australian University Secretaries, will feature presentations by some of Australia’s foremost thinkers who will explore some of the hot topics challenging universities as well as the opportunities for transformation. This event will feature short presentations followed by roundtable discussions, so please come along and participate in what promises to be a morning of thought-provoking, interactive dialogue that aims to deliver practical outcomes.

Speaking at this event will be:

  •  Mr Anthony McClaran, CEO, TEQSA
  • Dr Sara Booth, Strategic Advisor Quality (External) University of Tasmania & Director, Research and Policy, COPHE.
  • Victoria Johnson, General Manager, Program Delivery, Education Services Australia
  • Dr Peter Coolbear, Director, Ako Aotearoa
  • Emeritus Professor Christine Ewan, Office for Learning and Teaching Higher Education Standards Panel Research Fellow
  • Professor Beverley Oliver, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Deakin University
  • Dr Judith Gullifer, Sub-Dean, Teaching Excellence, Faculty of Arts, Charles Sturt University
  • Kathryn Blyth, Academic Registrar, Australian Catholic University


For more on the program click here  

To register click here

Program enquiries contact Jacqui Elson-Green jacqui@hes.edu.au or 0417 086 691

Registration enquiries contact Karen Hanna karen@hes.edu.au or 0428 229 195




Cost $150