Presentation on theme: "Teaching and Learning at Deakin University Professor Colin Mason Director, Institute of Teaching and Learning pp John Rosenberg DVCA."— Presentation transcript:
Teaching and Learning at Deakin University Professor Colin Mason Director, Institute of Teaching and Learning pp John Rosenberg DVCA
Teaching and Learning Goal To work in partnership with students, staff, industry, employers and governments to ensure that Deakin’s academic programs are of high quality, relevant, informed by contemporary research and create a unique Deakin student experience; and to be recognised as a national leader in flexible education.
Performance Measures By 2012, each Faculty to be in the top third nationally on CEQ and GDS scales Continuous improvement in indicators of national recognition as a leader in flexible education external grants, teaching awards, publications, invited presentations Improve retention and progression rates Continuous improvement in internal indicators of teaching quality Student Evaluation of Teaching and Units (SETU) Feedback from student focus groups Establish peer review of teaching schemes in Schools/Faculties Vice chancellor’s awards
Positive outcomes Focus on teaching quality in all Faculties Faculty & Uni T&L plans Evaluation of teaching culture - embedded SETU & student feedback used Higher Education Research Group (HERG) - established Growing Graduate employment outcomes Improving
Key areas of focus - 2009 Student engagement Student feedback panels SETU Graduate attribute tracking Extension program on cultural competence Stronger focus on the quality of PG teaching Quality Assurance Course Quality Framework is completed and constitutes a practical tool Understand the meaning of academic standards Ensure Deakin can demonstrate that it maintains appropriate standards Staff and Teaching Enhancement Ensure ITL is effective & valued Ensure all academic staff have a mentoring program Ensure outstanding teachers -recognised and celebrated Ensure equitable academic workload model agreed and suited to staff ability and experience Consolidate and improve Deakin’s leadership in flexible education
ITL – A return to the future? ADTL Multi-functional Teams (x4) Schools/Faculty Consultation Liaison Relationships Advice and expertise Collaborative PD Business as Unusual Business as Usual 20092010
Pull; Don’t Push! ITL A & EHMNBS B & L S & T Centralise and De-centralise
Conclusion Good progress, but beware complacency! The two key factors are: Student engagement Staff engagement, including an appropriate academic workload model We can reach the summit!
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