2015 is coming to a close, and what a year it has been for the LH Martin Institute.
We started the year in a new organisational structure – coming together with various colleagues at the University of Melbourne to form the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education. Then there was the big move to our current premises in the Elisabeth Murdoch Building (pictured above), within the University’s Parkville campus. As many of you would know changes of such nature are never easy or straightforward. Hence, I’d like to convey my deepest appreciation to all of you for the support and understanding throughout this time.
Despite the challenges, 2015 also provided many highlights, including:
- Seeing various cohorts of eLAMP participants through to completion
- Convening the well-received Service Improvement and Innovation in Universities conference
- Hosting important discussions about education and the labour market through our Vocations seminars
- Leading a study mission on applied research for VET higher education leaders.
At this point I’d like to make a special mention of our Masters and Graduate Certificate participants who concluded their studies this year. Many of you have had to overcome significant time limitations and geographical differences to complete your chosen course. Well done and congratulations! I look forward to seeing you make your mark on your institution and our sector in the near future.
Looking ahead, we at the LH Martin Institute are excited about the developments 2016 has in store. The year will kick off with our summer subject Research Evaluation, followed by the 2016 cohorts of our postgraduate courses. We will continue to offer professional development programs, conferences and symposia on contemporary topics as well as release the outcomes of important research that will be of relevance to the tertiary education sector. Please do subscribe to our newsletter if you’d like to be kept up-to-date on these activities.
As you conclude your 2015, please take with you my sincerest thanks and gratitude for the year that’s been. The LH Martin Institute will not be where it is today without the support of colleagues like you. On behalf of the team, best wishes for the festive season and see you in 2016!
Professor Leo Goedegebuure
LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management