Learning events

MEA Student Communication Skills Symposium - 9 April 2019

Students’ communication skills: whose responsibility is it to develop and assess them?

This event is designed to engage staff across Monash in a conversation about our academic responsibilities for teaching and assessing students’ communication skills.

Monash University’s Graduate Attributes (2c) commit us to enable our graduates to ‘communicate effectively and perceptively’. Research and best practice point towards a ‘shared responsibility model’ (Arkoudis & Kelly, 2016) to do this where we ensure that communication skills are both discipline-specific and assessed.

This symposium explores how this Graduate Attribute commitment is fulfilled in various faculties, within and outside curriculum.

Date: Tuesday 9 April 2019
Time: 9:30 - 10am Registrations, Networking (Morning Tea Provided)
10am - 12pm Symposium  begins immediately.
Venue: G.31, Ground Floor, Learning and Teaching Building (Menzies Building Entrance) Clayton

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The symposium will:

  • Explore the role of academics in the process of developing these skills across the student life- cycle (from the point of entry to graduation)
  • Share some practical solutions for doing this; and
  • Open avenues for discussion on assessment of these skills.


  • Professor Susan Elliott
  • Ms Marta Skrbis
  • Assoc Prof Nell Kimberley
  • Assoc Prof Sarah McDonald
  • Dr Phuong Tran
  • Dr Zala Volcic


  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • English Connect
  • Communicate for Success

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