Dr Sarah Veitch
BEd, PhD

Academic Coordinator Learning Support, Centre for University Teaching and Learning

About me

As a lecturer in the Centre for Teaching and Learning, I engage with students and staff across the university and across the year levels. I have a long-standing interest in education as a life-changing and empowering process. I am interested in embedding academic and communication skills in teaching and learning.

Teaching area

TLC501 Communication Skills for postgraduate study.

MAP (Murdoch Academic Passport): an online unit for student and staff use where students develop their understanding, skills and practice of referencing and academic integrity.

Adaptive responses to the challenges of diverse student behaviours (workshop for staff)

Research areas

The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)

 

 

 

Current projects

Developing a university-wide communication skills framework.

Embedding the teaching and assessment of communication skills and academic literacy.

Support for academic staff to teach socially challenged/challenging students.

Developing resources for managing maths anxiety

Professional and community service

Elected member of Academic Council from November 2011 to November 2014.

Doctoral and masters supervisions

Co-supervision (with Kathryn Trees) of Simon Teoh’s PhD: Gross National Happiness (GNH) in Bhutan’s tourism model: an investigation using Grounded Theory Methodology awarded in 2015.

 

Publications

Journals

  • Bennett, R., Hobson, J., Jones, A., Martin-Lynch, P., Scutt, C., Strehlow, K., Veitch, S., (2016), Being chimaera: a monstrous identity for SoTL academics, Higher Education Research and Development, 35, 2, pages 217 - 228.
  • Veitch, S., Johnson, S., Mansfield, C., (2016), Collaborating to embed the teaching and assessment of literacy in Education: A targeted unit approach, Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 10, 2, pages 1 - 10.
  • Johnson, S., Veitch, S., Dewiyanti, S., (2015), A framework to embed communication skills across the curriculum: A design-based research approach, Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 12, 4, pages 1 - 14.
  • Veitch, S., (2013), Mythology as hallmark event legacy: the endurance of America's Cup mythology in the city of Fremantle, Journal of Sport and Tourism, 18, 2, pages 67 - 80.
  • Macbeth, J., Selwood, J., Veitch, S., (2012), Paradigm Shift or a Drop in the Ocean? The America's Cup Impact on Fremantle, Tourism Geographies: an international journal of tourism place, space and environment, 14, 1, pages 162 - 182.

Conference

  • Veitch, S., (2010),The politics of tourism and the resident-tourism relationship: A case study of Fremantle, Western Australia,In: 20th Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Annual Conference (2010).

In press

Veitch, S., Strehlow, K. & Boyd, J. (in press) Supporting university students with socially challenging behaviours through professional development for teaching staff. Journal of Academic Language and Learning

Conference presentations

Veitch, S., Strehlow, K. & Boyd, J. (2017). Supporting university students with socially challenging behaviours through professional development for teaching staff. Presented at 21st Century Language and Learning: Conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning.  Deakin University, Geelong, 1-3 November.

Veitch, S. (2015). The intersection literacy & numeracy in a first year Education transition unit: an ALL perspective. Presented at Critical Intersections: Conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning. University of Woolongong, NSW, 25-27 November.

Johnson, S., Veitch, S. and Dewiyanti, S. (2015). A Framework to Embed the Teaching, Learning and Assessment of Communication Skills Across the Curriculum. Presented at the Teaching and Learning Forum, University of Western Australia, Perth, 29-30 February.

Johnson, S. and Veitch, S. (2014). Enhancing Staff Capabilities to Embed and Assess Communication Skills Across the Curriculum. Presented at the Association for Academic Lang Journal of Academic Language & Learning Vol. 10, No. 2, 2016, A1-A9.uage and Learning Symposium: Collaboration, Reflection and Renewal, the Continuing Quest to Embed English Language Development and Academic Literacy and Numeracy in Higher Education Curriculum and Teaching Practice, QUT Brisbane, November 28.

Veitch, S. and Strehlow, K. (2014). When language fails: bringing services together to help tutors support ??? students. Presented at 23rd Annual Teaching and Learning Forum 2014, University of Western Australia, Perth, 30-31 January.

Veitch, S., Johnson, S. and Mansfield, C. (2013). Collaboration at the nexus: academic literacy development in Education. Presentation at AALL Biennial Conference, RMIT, Melbourne, 14-15 November.

Alexander, P., Brigulio, C., Johnson, S., Pearce, J., Veitch, S. and Barrett-Lennard, S. (2013) Embedding communication and literacy in the curriculum. Symposium presented at 22nd Annual Teaching and Learning Forum 2013 held at Murdoch University, Perth, 7-8 February.

Barrett-Lennard, S., Fleming, T., Beasley, C., Veitch, S., Haq, K. & Dunworth, K. (2009) Supporting Good Practice Principles for English Language Proficiency: Varying contexts, varying strategies. Presented at the Association for Academic Language and Learning Ninth Biennial Conference, Queensland University, Brisbane, 26-27 November.