Tutor Development Program Feedback & Improvement
The TDP undergoes a cycle of continuous improvement. Feedback generated from evaluations of individual TDP modules, broader surveys of tutors, interviews and focus groups, discussions with Chairs of Discipline and the needs of new or continuing teaching and academic staff is used to inform and improve the TDP. The strategic direction of the Business School and the broader University context and policies are also taken into account in the design of the TDP.
Since its inception, feedback has always been primarily positive about the TDP however, feedback has improved even further the last two years.
Recent feedback suggests that tutors enjoy and value the approach taken in the design and delivery of the TDP. Unsolicited feedback about the TDP across 2011 included typical comments like:
- I might have several degrees, and a recent Master of Teaching (Hons) from USyd, but the learnings from the TDP and the Lunch-N- Learn sessions are already proving invaluable to my development as a professional educator.
- I wanted to thank you for your efforts in providing some excellent learning modules. I gained a lot from the TDP this year.
- Thanks very much for your efforts in running the program this semester…I found it to be extremely useful.
- …thank you for your TDP sessions which I've enjoyed and learned from. I've especially liked…the great modelling of good teaching.
- The TDP events have been extremely beneficial and useful.
In addition, in 2011, across approximately 70 workshops and TDP events (i.e., more than 140 hours of face-to-face workshops) approximately:
- 96% of tutors rated TDP workshops/events as 'good' or 'excellent' (with most rating them as 'excellent');
- 98% of tutors stated that they learnt something new in the workshop they attended; and,
- 93% were ‘likely’ or ‘very likely’ to apply the strategies suggested in the workshops.