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A Vision Of You-Topia: Personalising Professional Development Of Teaching In A Diverse Academic Workforce, Lisa K. Thomas, Kathryn Harden-Thew, Janine Delahunty, Bonnie Amelia Dean Jan 2016

A Vision Of You-Topia: Personalising Professional Development Of Teaching In A Diverse Academic Workforce, Lisa K. Thomas, Kathryn Harden-Thew, Janine Delahunty, Bonnie Amelia Dean

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The higher education (HE) sector in Australia is in a state of flux due to a range of social, political and economic factors. Increased competition, greater student diversity, tautening of industry exigencies, reduced funding, and rapid technological advances are key drivers of change in this environment. Within this period of transformation, HE institutions remain steadfast in maintaining quality teaching and learning practices. Challenges are therefore presented on the traditional role and function of the teaching academic, creating opportunities to explore how staff can be better prepared to teach into the new era of HE. Professional development for learning and teaching ...


Team-Based Curriculum Design In Creating Continuing Professional Development For University Teaching Staff, Lisa K. Thomas, Kathryn Harden-Thew, Janine Delahunty, Bonnie Amelia Dean Jan 2016

Team-Based Curriculum Design In Creating Continuing Professional Development For University Teaching Staff, Lisa K. Thomas, Kathryn Harden-Thew, Janine Delahunty, Bonnie Amelia Dean

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

Academic teaching staff are often required to complete a compulsory learning and teaching program for probation. Until recently, the University of Wollongong has offered such a course to their probationary staff which aimed to enhance teaching practice within the institution. However, there was no expectation of further development of learning and teaching practice following probation. During 2014 a new program was developed. The Continuing Professional Development for Learning and Teaching program - CPD (L&T) - is underpinned by a framework of teaching criteria emanating from an extensive review of institutional, national and international benchmarks. For CPD (L&T) certification, staff may ...


Focusing On Six First Year Firsts: A Professional Development Framework Supporting Teachers Of First Year Subjects, Kathryn Harden-Thew, Bonnie Amelia Dean Jan 2015

Focusing On Six First Year Firsts: A Professional Development Framework Supporting Teachers Of First Year Subjects, Kathryn Harden-Thew, Bonnie Amelia Dean

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The first year of university is a critical period for student engagement. Crucial to smooth transition is how teaching staff support new students in their first year experience (FYE). However, across higher education institutions, staff receive varying levels of professional development, and often, little explanation of how to translate theory into practice. In 2014, at Wollongong University, a new professional development framework was developed to assist teaching staff across the university to translate transition principles into effective curriculum practices. The framework identifies six moments in any first year curriculum where students experience their first contact with different academic elements and ...


Building Professional Relationships With The International Librarians Network, Alyson Dalby, Amy Barker, Kate Byrne, Clare B. Mckenzie Jan 2014

Building Professional Relationships With The International Librarians Network, Alyson Dalby, Amy Barker, Kate Byrne, Clare B. Mckenzie

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What we're going to talk about: 1. Why international professional networks are valuable 2. The International Librarians Network - what it is and how it works 3. How to build your own international professional network


Internationalize Your Professional Network, Christine F. Smith, Clare B. Mckenzie, Kate Byrne, Alyson Dalby Jan 2013

Internationalize Your Professional Network, Christine F. Smith, Clare B. Mckenzie, Kate Byrne, Alyson Dalby

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Papers

The article discusses the internationalization of a librarian's professional network which can be beneficial to the librarian and the library in Canada. It states that international librarianship can help one build a global support system through mutual learning from each other, and can help one better understand Canada's multicultural and multilingual environment. The International Librarians Network (ILN) initiative reportedly aims to help librarians develop international networks.


Subject Coordinators: Leading Professional Development For Sessional Staff, Geraldine Lefoe, Dominique Parrish, Janne Malfroy, Jo Mckenzie Jan 2011

Subject Coordinators: Leading Professional Development For Sessional Staff, Geraldine Lefoe, Dominique Parrish, Janne Malfroy, Jo Mckenzie

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The Coordinators Leading and Advancing Sessional Staff (CLASS) project, as it became known, explored a leadership capacity development framework that included targeted professional development as a means of improving academic leadership and management of sessional teaching teams. There were four partner universities: the University of Wollongong (lead), the University of Technology, Sydney, the University of Western Sydney and the Australian Catholic University. This report presents the details and findings from a two-year ALTC leadership project to enhance the quality of teaching through the development of subject coordinators' leadership capacity in four institutions. It also demonstrates a strategy for embedded dissemination ...