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1 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 1 TEACHING MATTERS DEVELOPING INDICATORS OF TEACHING QUALITY Researching (e)Learning and Teaching Presentation Macquarie University, 27 March 2008

2 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 2 AIM To reward and recognise quality teaching in higher education through systematic implementation of indicators and metrics on teaching and teacher effectiveness ref: Chalmers, D (2007a)

3 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 3 TEACHING QUALITY INDICATORS PROJECT Funded by the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher EducationFunded by the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Institution-led initiativeInstitution-led initiative Stage 1 – initial researchStage 1 – initial research Stage 2 – involves eight pilot institutions Deakin University Griffith University Macquarie University RMIT University of Queensland University of South Australia University of Tasmania University of Western AustraliaStage 2 – involves eight pilot institutions Deakin University Griffith University Macquarie University RMIT University of Queensland University of South Australia University of Tasmania University of Western Australia

4 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 4 CULTURAL CHANGE -new VC - new Deputy VC (Provost) - new Executive - Strategic Plan - new Academic Structure - Learning and Teaching Plan - Curriculum Review

5 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 5 STAGE 2 Pilot Leader, Macquarie and Chair, Steering Group Professor Judyth Sachs Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost)

6 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 6 KEY DIMENSIONS Stage 2 identified four key dimensions critical for quality in learning and teaching: 1.Institutional climate and systems - Macquarie priority 2.Diversity and inclusivity 3.Assessment 4.Student community and engagement

7 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 7 DIMENSIONS OF QUALITY TEACHING

8 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 8 FOCUS FOR MACQUARIE Student Learning / Student Experience Performance-based Quality Assurance Culture Quality Teaching Cultural Change AUQA 2009

9 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 9 METHODOLOGY Audit existing learning & teaching policies Findings 1.the lack of an integrated University-wide approach to policy development and management 2.a perceived lack of recognition and reward for quality teaching

10 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 10 POLICY FRAMEWORK AUQA 2003 Recommendation #7 Integrated Policy Management Framework Policy Central

11 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 11 PROMOTION 1.Recruitment, appointment, probation, performance, appraisal, promotion policies and processes 2.Review Academic Promotion policy

12 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 12 SCHOLARSHIP  embraces the three elements of academic endeavour – research, learning and teaching, and community engagement  is informed by a critical reflection on existing knowledge and practice  contributes through the development of new knowledge and enhanced practice

13 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 13 PROMOTION  Objectives  Task  TQI

14 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 14 IMPACT & EVIDENCE  Leading and promoting L&T  Student-focussed L&T  Leadership in curriculum design  Research-enhanced L&T

15 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 15 EXAMPLE IndicatorLeading and promoting L&T ExampleRecognition as a leader in the L&T of the discipline Evidence (Indicative only) Level BJudgement by peers Level DRecognition by staff from Australian HE institutions

16 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 16 SAMPLE L & T INDICATORS Institutional Climate & Systems Diversity & Inclusivity AssessmentStudent Community & Engagement Adoption of a student- centred learning perspective Possession of desirable teacher characteristics Relevant and appropriate teaching experience, qualifications and development Use of current research findings in informing teaching and curriculum / course content Community engagement / partnership Funding model in support of L & T Valuing and accommodating student and staff diversity Provision of adequate support services Active recruitment and admissions Provision of transition and academic support Active staff recruitment Multiple pathways for reward and recognition of staff Assessment policies address issues of pedagogy Adopting an evidence- based approach to assessment policies Alignment between institutional policy for best practice and faculty / dept activities Commitment to formative assessment Provision of specific, continuous and timely feedback Explicit learning outcomes Value of graduates Student engagement Fostering and facilitating (academic) learning communities Staff engagement

17 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 17 REVISED FRAMEWORK

18 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 18 What strategies are you employing to develop and enhance research-based learning and teaching in your discipline? Ref: Brew, A (2007) CONSIDER... CONSIDER...

19 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 19 Further Information: activities/research/teachingquality.html activities/research/teachingquality.html QUESTIONS? QUESTIONS?

20 Bronwyn Kosman, Office of the DVC (Provost) No 20 Brew, A (2007) Presentation - Teaching and Research in Partnership: a higher education for the twenty-first century? Chalmers, D. (2007a), “A review of Australian and international quality systems and indicators of learning and teaching” Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Retrieved February , from /siteadmin/public/t&lindicators_report_nov07.pdf /siteadmin/public/t&lindicators_report_nov07.pdf /siteadmin/public/t&lindicators_report_nov07.pdf Chalmers, D. (2007b). Teaching and learning indicators in Australia. Academy Exchange, Winter, pp38-39 Teaching Quality Indicators Project Description; Retrieved February 12, 2008 from Carrick Institute website: REFERENCES


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