PATHE sub-project materials
The PATHE (Preparing Academics for Teaching in Higher Education) Database is designed to make effective technology-facilitated teaching ideas, reusable and sharable. The database seeks to share good teaching ideas. The resources in this database have been supplied by teachers who are keen to see them used freely by others.
Links to related ALTC projects
There are a number of ALTC projects that are also related to teaching and learning in higher education. These are:
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.
Electronic links to associations
The following associations provide resources and support in relation to new academic staff as they prepare for their role as teachers.