University of Canberra/SAFFIRE



SAFFIRE is an acronym for an AU$12 million project to enhance curriculum reform, recruitment and retention, and student engagement at the University of Canberra (UC), 2013-2014. It is the biggest component of UC’s $25.95 million SAF grant for 2013-14.

  • SAF = Structural Adjustment Fund
  • FIRE = Flexibility, Innovation, Recruitment/Retention and Engagement

The project was officially launched at the SAFFIRE Festival, 18-19 March, 2013 (see graphic illustration below).

To date, no project proposal or plan has been made publically available.


SAFFIRE aims to increase flexibility and choice for UC students. The project has five overarching goals:

  1. Curriculum design
  2. Support and engagement
  3. Technologies and learning environments
  4. Cultural change
  5. Policy and process review

What is SAFFIRE?Edit

This is a graphical illustration of Prof. Nicholas Klomp's opening talk at the UC SAFFIRE Festival.


The SAFFIRE Festival, 18-19 March, 2013, University of Canberra, Australia was a festival of flexible innovative teaching and learning, with particular focus on Flexibility and Innovation (curriculum reform), Recruitment (and retention), and student Engagement). More information...


Feel free to list and develop SAFFIRE project ideas here:

  1. Badges
  2. Flexible learning mentors
  3. Cultural competence modules
  4. Life-integrated learning
  5. Mobile hole in the wall
  6. Paperless
  7. Open education
  8. Virtual classrooms
  9. Wikimedia education
  10. Wiki town
  11. Project innovations (University of Canberra)

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