The Flinders University faculty scholar initiative has been designed to contribute to a distributive leadership model and to encourage development and innovation in learning and teaching across the University. It also supports continuing professional development in learning and teaching in faculties.

Taking a leadership role in learning and teaching as a Scholar for 1 year contributes to the enhancement of learning and teaching within the University and the quality of the student experience.

As well as personal benefits, the initiative provides valuable opportunities to engage with like-minded staff from across Flinders. There are also wider benefits to students, Divisions, Schools, Support Departments and the University in taking forward innovation in learning and teaching through this distributive leadership approach.

Each year Executive Deans, or their nominees, are invited to nominate a scholar from their Faculty to undertake a project to improve teaching and learning. The Faculty Scholars are expected to work closely with their relevant Head, Teaching and Learning to make regular reports to their Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee.

Scholars from each faculty collaborate together, through regular meetings, with the Director, Centre for University Teaching to share experiences and to design and deliver their project. It is expected that at the end of the year faculty scholars will share the outcome of their project at the Celebration of Excellence and Innovation in Teaching. Posters outlining the outcome of their project and videos describing their project appear on this website.

Faculty Scholars 2014

Mrs Narelle Hunter

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Science & Engineering

Dr Carol Fort

School of International Studies

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Dr Wendy Abigail

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Dr Jessie Jovanovic

School of Education

Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law