Resources with commentary from the LTAS project
As part of the Learning and Teaching Academic Standards (LTAS) project, the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Limited (ALTC) established a supporting resource repository related to learning and teaching. The rationale behind this initiative was that academic standards are, and will continue to be an important area in the Australian Government’s new quality assurance reforms.
The standards-related resources housed in the Resource Library are available to support various stakeholder groups in their standards-setting/regulation obligations (for example the assessment of academic standards).
Resources produced from completed ALTC funded projects and fellowships are used as the basis for identifying appropriate and current resources of high quality to carry the Good Practice label reflecting good practice in learning and teaching.. Similar to the Australian Universities Quality Agency’s Good Practice Database, a key goal of the Resource Library and the Good Practice label is to promote good practice in the higher education (HE) community relative to academic standards.
The quality and usefulness of identified resources are ensured by a two-step process focussing on project and fellowship outputs, and providing an overall objective commentary offering guidance to the reader on a range of issues such as describing the resource and its usefulness to particular audiences and learning and teaching contexts.
The Good Practice process is scalable to meet future needs related to the HE sector and will also identify future ALTC project initiatives covering issues such as leadership, sustainability, student engagement, and HE policy. Automated review flags are built into the process and its underlying systems to ensure the ongoing integrity of the Good Practice label.