Back to Basics Teaching & Learning Grant

14 March 2008

Tim Wilkinson
Tim Wilkinson

Tim Wilkinson has been awarded a Teaching Improvement & Equipment Grant to evaluate and improve the lecture hall performance of the Civil Engineering staff.

Student-lecturer interaction is a key element in teaching quality and student engagement. USE comments from students often quote issues such as "uninteresting" or "hard to understand". This project will employ a professional consultant to observe a selection of lectures and tutorials from all teaching-staff in Civil Engineering in Semester 2 2008, with the aim to provide critical feedback to lecturers on improving their classroom performance. Initiatives such as the Graduate Certificate can help staff understanding pedagogy, but there has been no recent program aimed at improving lecturing delivering ability.

It is hoped that this project could be seen as a pilot that could be later expanded faculty wide.