Policies and strategies


The Policies page lists specific key policies relevant for learning and teaching at Macquarie University.

  • Learning and teaching policies
  • Student policies
  • HR policies

Learning and Teaching Strategic Framework

The Learning and Teaching Strategic Framework: 2020-2024 shapes our teaching. It places students and their success at its centre and ensure our students are connected civic-minded citizens who will be prepared for the future world of work.

Professional Learning and Capability Enhancement Framework

Professional Learning is available to support staff at all levels to ensure they can facilitate quality learning for students. The Professional Learning and Capability Enhancement (PLaCE) Framework makes explicit the capabilities for developing teachers and teaching support staff. It is structured around five domains of educational practice and development:

  1. Learning and Teaching Scholarship in Higher Education
  2. Student Learning and Support
  3. Curriculum and Assessment
  4. Reflection and Feedback on Practice
  5. Developing Self and Others

Operating Plan 2020-2024

The Macquarie University Operating Plan 2020-2024 outlines our priorities for a strong and sustainable future. This includes providing:

  • Innovative, digitally enabled learning and teaching, with modernised assessment
  • A coursework suite with design centred on employability and student needs.

PACE: Professional and Community Engagement Strategy

PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) is a University-wide initiative which provides undergraduate students with experiential learning opportunities in local, regional and international partner organisations. PACE is a core strategy aimed at improving the employability of Macquarie graduates and underpins the University's culture of transformative learning.

Widening Participation Strategic Framework

The Widening Participation Strategic Framework 2018-2023 outlines our initiatives to support students from groups that have been under-represented in higher education, seeking to attract such students and then providing the necessary support to ensure they succeed.

Student Success Strategic Framework

The Student Success Strategic Framework aims to provide leadership and coordination for a unified approach towards helping our students succeed. It demonstrates an unrelenting student-centered focus not just on academic success, but also on our long-standing commitment towards supporting and empowering students to realise their individual potential through professional networks, authentic experiences and within our nurturing community.

For learning and teaching this translates to:

  • Providing academic programs that equip students with the skills, knowledge, attitudes and practices to become future ready and innovative in a changing modern world
  • Engaging and inclusive pedagogies that transforms student’s learning and lives

Indigenous Connected Curriculum Framework

The Indigenous Connected Curriculum Framework seeks to embed Indigenous values, philosophies and knowledges into the current and future curriculum. The goal is to educate all Macquarie University students in the development of positive attitudes, knowledges and understandings.

Diversity and Inclusion

Macquarie University aspires to be a leader in promoting workplace equity, diversity and inclusion to reach the highest levels of excellence. View the Diversity and inclusion website for a range of focus areas, programs and initiatives to engage, empower and support members of our community.

Questions? Contact the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning and Teaching via pvclt@mq.edu.au

Read the Learning and Teaching Strategic Framework: 2020-2024 and discover our vision for learning and teaching.

Visit TECHE, the learning and teaching blog of Macquarie University.

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