A national, open access Learning and Teaching Induction Program (LTIP) for staff new to teaching

2016 OLT National Teaching Fellowship

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Adjunct Associate Professor Kym Fraser

Fellowship years: 2016 - 2017 (year due to complete)

Abstract: In 2015 25 percent of 36 Australian universities did not provide more than a one day workshop inducting new staff into teaching and learning. These institutions employed approximately 5,000 new teaching staff in 2015. Representatives from 11 Australian institutions, including eight of the nine institutions without a teaching induction program, have agreed to collaboratively investigate the under-developed area of teaching induction. Through a programme of activities this Fellowship will: 1) Investigate best practice teaching induction; 2) Develop a self-paced, semester long, national, open access Learning and Teaching Induction Program for teaching staff in the Australian Higher Education sector; and 3) Establish an ongoing ‘Teaching Induction’ Special Interest Group. This collaborative work will be of immense value to the sector as the Fellowship will stimulate a concerted effort to improve the quality of teaching in the sector through the professional development of staff who are new to teaching.

Fellowship discipline: Academic development, Learning and Teaching Induction, Professional Development, Professional learning, Teaching Quality