Science Education Leadership webinar on February 12


Don’t miss the next ACDS Science Education Leadership Webinar:

Theme: Future proofing curriculum quality of degrees through team-based scholarship

Time: Friday February 12, 2.00 to 4.00pm AEDT


•          Associate Professor Tina Acuña, Associate Dean Learning and Teaching Performance, College of Sciences and Engineering. University of Tasmania (joint Convenor).

•          Dr Jo-Anne Kelder, Adjunct Senior Researcher, College of Sciences and Engineering. University of Tasmania (joint Convenor)

•          Professor Amanda Able, Deputy Dean (Learning and Teaching), Faculty of Sciences, University of Adelaide

•          Dr Bonnie McBain, sessional academic and Conjoint Fellow, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle

•          Dr Demelza Ireland, Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences Education Unit, University of Western Australia

The Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) released a discussion paper  late last year entitled Making and assessing claims of scholarship and scholarly activity. The discussion paper is part of TEQSA’s review of its Guidance Note on Scholarship which is its main instrument for assessing claims of scholarship and scholarly activity. This is part of a long term process of TEQSA tightening up its oversight of scholarship in teaching in Australian tertiary institutions.

The inaugural ACDS Fellows, Jo-Anne Kelder and Tina Acuña, will briefly describe how the Curriculum Evaluation and Research (CER) Framework is one approach to evidencing the quality of curricula by teaching teams at the level of the degree, which is informed by scholarship.  Learning Leaders will share their experiences on implementing the CER framework at their institutions. This will be followed by a breakout session, led by the panellists, who will facilitate a discussion on the ACDS submission to the TEQSA discussion paper and implementing the CER framework.

See further information about the Science Education Leadership Webinar series, including recordings of past webinars here.

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