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1 Professor Judyth SachsTeaching Quality Indicators ProjectNo 1 ENHANCING STUDENT LEARNING TEACHING QUALITY INDICATORS PROJECT Sponsored by the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

2 Professor Judyth SachsTeaching Quality Indicators ProjectNo 2 FOCUS Student Learning The Student Experience Performance-based Quality Assurance Culture Quality Teaching AUQA 2009

3 Professor Judyth SachsTeaching Quality Indicators ProjectNo 3 AIM To reward and recognise quality teaching in higher education through systematic implementation of indicators and metrics on teaching and teacher effectiveness

4 Professor Judyth SachsTeaching Quality Indicators ProjectNo 4 FOUR STAGES 1.Investigation and Development of Framework COMPLETE 2.Pilot Implementation of Framework IN PROGRESS 3.Sector Wide Up-scaling 3.Sector Wide Up-scaling TO COMMENCE IN Benchmarking TO COMMENCE IN 2009

5 Professor Judyth SachsTeaching Quality Indicators ProjectNo 5 STAGE 2 Eight universities involved in pilot phase: Deakin UniversityDeakin University Griffith UniversityGriffith University Macquarie UniversityMacquarie University RMITRMIT University of QueenslandUniversity of Queensland University of South AustraliaUniversity of South Australia University of TasmaniaUniversity of Tasmania University of Western AustraliaUniversity of Western Australia

6 Professor Judyth SachsTeaching Quality Indicators ProjectNo 6 STAGE 2 Process: examine and revise the relevant policies and practices that impact on the quality of teaching and learningexamine and revise the relevant policies and practices that impact on the quality of teaching and learning establish the necessary infrastructure and systems to gather and interpret the dataestablish the necessary infrastructure and systems to gather and interpret the data implement strategies to build a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality teaching and learningimplement strategies to build a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality teaching and learning

7 Professor Judyth SachsTeaching Quality Indicators ProjectNo 7 KEY DIMENSIONS Four key dimensions critical for quality in learning and teaching: 1.Institutional climate and systems 2.Diversity and inclusivity 3.Assessment 4.Student community and engagement

8 Professor Judyth SachsTeaching Quality Indicators ProjectNo 8 INDICATIVE 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 / departmental 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

9 Professor Judyth SachsTeaching Quality Indicators ProjectNo 9 FRAMEWORK LEVELS The key dimensions can be broken down by level within the University: InstitutionFaculty Department / Program Teacher / Individual

10 Professor Judyth SachsTeaching Quality Indicators ProjectNo 10 SAMPLE DIMENSION GRID Assessment Framework Indicator Level – Institution Level – Faculty Level – Dept / Program Level – Teacher Measurement Alignment between institutional policy for best practice and faculty / dept. activities Identify, promote and reward best practice Adoption of faculty strategies to encourage innovative assessment practices Support for peer review of assessment practices Explicit linking of innovative assessment practices with student learning Student satisfaction Enhanced student learning experience Assessment policies address issues of pedagogy Policies in place to direct assessment practices Procedures in place to guide assessment practices Professional development on the development, marking and review of assessment Align assessment practices with goals of specific units Increased assessment literacy across institution Provision of specific, continuous and timely feedback Clear policy on assessment feedback Systems established to assist with assessment feedback Aggregated feedback included in dept / program reviews Feedback incorporated in staff reviews Improved student performance Enhanced staff teaching experience

11 Professor Judyth SachsTeaching Quality Indicators ProjectNo 11 PROGRESS TO DATE Teaching Policy Audit completedTeaching Policy Audit completed Policy Template designedPolicy Template designed Teaching Quality Indicators Steering Group formedTeaching Quality Indicators Steering Group formed Two Working Parties establishedTwo Working Parties established -Assessment -Student Feedback

12 Professor Judyth SachsTeaching Quality Indicators ProjectNo 12 TQI STEERING GROUP Terms of Reference 1.Provide feedback on the Teaching Quality Indicators framework 2.Guide the implementation of the Teaching Quality Indicators framework 3.Work with existing committees, or establish new sub-committees or working parties as required, to determine, develop, implement and effectively utilise teaching quality indicators 4.Establish working links with other institutions, particularly those involved in the TQI pilot, to embrace a quality culture in learning and teaching 5.Engage the wider MU community in enhancing the quality of student learning and the student and staff experience 6.Meet Carrick Institute deadlines and reporting requirements

13 Professor Judyth SachsTeaching Quality Indicators ProjectNo 13 TQI STEERING GROUP Members Deputy VC (Provost) - ChairProfessor Judyth Sachs Senate MemberA/Prof Nick Mansfield Academic Program Committee MemberDr Jan Tent Learning & Teaching Committee MemberA/Prof Pamela Coutts Coursework Studies Committee MemberDr Steve Cassidy Staff Representative – AcademicDr Julie Fitness Staff Representative – AdministrativeMr Gary Grocott CPD / CFL RepresentativeDr Sharon Fraser Librarian (or nominee)Ms Maxine Brodie Dean of StudentsMr Julian De Meyrick Director, HRMr Tim Sprague SecretaryMs Bronwyn Kosman

14 Professor Judyth SachsTeaching Quality Indicators ProjectNo 14 TQI STEERING GROUP Timelines 2007 SeptForm Steering Group Assess priorities by mapping key dimensions against OctUse policy audit to inform process and data audits Identify and meet with key stakeholders NovContinue audits Commence mapping results against Framework DecReport on initial phase

15 Professor Judyth SachsTeaching Quality Indicators ProjectNo 15 TQI STEERING GROUP Timelines 2008 JanConfirm priorities for Macquarie and revise Framework as necessary FebStrategy planning for implementation of Framework Mar – AprConsultation with stakeholders regarding implementation May – AugPolicy development and implementation Sept – NovPolicy development, implementation and approvals DecReport on pilot implementation Completion of Stage 2

16 Professor Judyth SachsTeaching Quality Indicators ProjectNo 16 TQI Project Timelines 2009 Stage 3Sector wide up-scaling (~ 10 institutions) to implement the model and process established in Stage 2 Stage 4Sharing agreed benchmarking data across the sector – nationally and internationally


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