This section of the website is intended to support Discipline Chairs in terms of leadership in learning and teaching and will be developed during the course of 2010. It draws upon a report on leadership in learning and teaching in Australian Universities commissioned by Carrick (now ALTC) and written by Professor Stephen Marshall (2005).
Chairs have a critical role in fostering a leading learning community within their discipline. By this is meant developing the capability of all those involved in planning, implementing, or evaluating learning and teaching and/or the organisational environment in which learning and teaching occurs. While this includes those responsible for Programs, Majors and Units of Study it also includes Senior Tutors and those responsible for oversight of the quality of our students experience in tutorials and many others.
Learning needs of those in each of these roles will vary but they are all likely to benefit from opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills in:
- Learning and teaching (both generally and within their discipline/s): Teaching well; Learning and teaching workshops
- Program and curriculum design, development, and implementation
- Program, curriculum and teaching evaluation
- Leading and working in teaching and learning teams
- Managing learning and teaching development projects/grants: Leadership and capacity-building workshop series
- Organisational change
- Motivating, inspiring, influencing, persuading, coaching and collaborating with others
This page is adapted from UNSW Leadership page.