A number of resources arose from the project including:
- The final project report, Preparing Academics to Teach in Higher Education
- A short video about the PATHE project (MP4 20MB)
- Other reports and project posters (see table below)
|Overview poster||Models (PDF 524KB)|
|Benchmarking background (PDF 113KB)||Professional Development (PDF 158KB)|
|Evaluating Impact (PDF 620KB)||Resources (PDF 331KB)|
Links to related Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) projects
Other ALTC projects related to teaching and learning in higher education include:
Leadership & Assessment: Strengthening the Nexus: Assessment and feedback are key components of curriculum throughout the Higher Education sector playing a critical role in shaping the quality of student learning. While there are many examples of good assessment practice within tertiary institutions, many of these are at an individual academic or unit level. In this project, Macquarie University intends to develop ‘assessment leaders’ who will promote and support the strategic and systematic development of assessment and feedback throughout the institution.
Peer Review of Teaching in Australian Higher Education: Resources to support institutions in developing and embedding effective policies and practices
Promoting learning and teaching communities: The project used a group rather than a one-on-one approach to build skills and networks so that staff could problem-solve, plan and work towards their shared goals related to teaching and learning. Such groups were resourced as communities of practice with the intent of fostering shared, collegial leadership capability across the Australian National University.
The contribution of sessional teachers to higher education (Red Report): Sessional teachers are the hidden part of the massification that has taken place in higher education in Australia over the last 30 years. One of the greatest achievements of the Australian higher education system has been the growth of student access to university study, and this could not have been achieved without the massive contribution of sessional staff.
Building leadership with the sessional staff standards framework: BLASST established evidence-based national standards to support and enhance quality learning and teaching by sessional staff.
Links to associations
The following associations provide resources and support in relation to new academic staff as they prepare for their role as teachers.
- The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) promotes the development of higher education policy, practice and the study of teaching and learning.
- Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) is the professional association for staff and professional developers in the UK.
- International Consortium for Educational Development (ICED) was formed in 1993 to promote educational or academic development in higher education world-wide.
- Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development (CADAD) promotes and supports research, policy and practice in relation to the leadership, management and development of higher education learning and teaching.
- Higher Education Academy (HEA) supports the higher education sector in UK in its provision of the best possible learning experience for all students.