Quality learning and teaching with sessional staff: systematising national standards
2014 OLT National Teaching Fellowship
Fellowship years: 2014 - 2017
Abstract: The majority of teaching in Australian universities is undertaken by sessional staff yet these staff have been at the periphery of learning and teaching plans. This fellowship will address the issue of systematising good practice for learning and teaching with sessional staff through the implementation and embedding of national standards. It builds upon and extends the outcomes of an existing OLT project, Benchmarking Leadership and Advancement of Standards for Sessional Teaching. The diverse program of activities aims to stimulate strategic change in higher education institutions and includes: state benchmarking fora; inter-institutional benchmarking; pilots with private providers; action research projects; and scholarly dissemination of research, innovation and good practice case studies. The fellowship activities will be used as a conduit to build national and international partnerships.
Fellowship discipline: Academic development
Fellowship website: http://blasst.edu.au