Development of academics and higher education futures (phase 1)
|Grant (ex GST):||$201,741|
|Project Discipline:||EDUCATION - Teacher Education|
|Project Keywords:||Academics, Organisation, Professional development, Staff|
Partner InstitutionsCouncil of Australian Directors of Academic Development (CADAD), Southern Cross University
Project TeamAssociate Professor Peter Ling (Project Leader),
This scoping project was designed to document current approaches to development of academics and related activities in Australian universities including organisational arrangements and development strategies; identification of emerging issues and challenges that are likely to influence the development of academics in Australian higher education; and provision of recommendations to begin to address the emerging issues and challenges. The project methodology comprised a literature review; surveys of directors of academic development and academic developers; and a one-day forum on the development of academics with representatives of all Australian universities. It found that there is no national organisational model of academic development in Australian universities. Institutionally, the report recommended clear articulation of roles, responsibilities, outcomes, resources and support of/for each of the distributed roles across an institution. The ALTC was seen by those surveyed to have raised the profile and status of learning and teaching in universities and to have contributed to the promotion of evidence-based teaching. Those surveyed reported that the ALTC has made a significant contribution to the development of academics as teachers and should be maintained.
Development of Academics and Higher Education Futures
The information on this project's page was updated 26 November, 2013.