Academic leadership development within the university sector by dissemination of a web-based 360° feedback process and related professional development workshops : final report.

Lead Institution: University of South Australia

Project: LE8-805

The primary focus of this project was to expand leadership development opportunities for academic developers and academic program directors across all Australian universities, with the aim of positively influencing learning and teaching outcomes in the sector. The findings indicate a strong desire a...

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Institution(s):University of South Australia
Curtin University
Main Author(s):Vilkinas, Tricia
Ladyshewsky, Richard
Published: Australian Learning and Teaching Council 2011
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Online Access: /resources/LE8-805 UniSA Vilkinas Ladyshewsky Final Report 2011.pdf
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Summary:The primary focus of this project was to expand leadership development opportunities for academic developers and academic program directors across all Australian universities, with the aim of positively influencing learning and teaching outcomes in the sector. The findings indicate a strong desire among academics to improve learning and teaching outcomes for their students. To be able to do this, however, academics, particularly academic developers and academic program directors who directly and indirectly influence teaching quality, need stronger leadership across the sector. The current project also identified that there is a strong need for opportunities to be made available for academics to participate in academic leadership development programs. It also became obvious that the academic developers were in need of materials and a theoretical framework to use in the design and delivery of their professional development programs specifically related to academic leadership. This project has highlighted what needs to be done if learning and teaching outcomes through excellence in academic leadership are to be improved in the higher education sector. [p.1]
ISBN:9781921856402