Teaching Quality Indicators

Teaching Quality Indicators

ENHANCING STUDENT LEARNING TEACHING QUALITY INDICATORS PROJECT Sponsored by the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Professor Judyth Sachs Teaching Quality Indicators Project No 1 FOCUS Student Learning The Student Experience Performance-based Quality Assurance Culture Quality Teaching AUQA 2009 Professor Judyth Sachs Teaching Quality Indicators Project No 2 AIM To reward and recognise quality teaching in higher education through systematic implementation of indicators and metrics on teaching and teacher effectiveness Professor Judyth Sachs

Teaching Quality Indicators Project No 3 FOUR STAGES 1. Investigation and Development of Framework COMPLETE 2. Pilot Implementation of Framework IN PROGRESS 3. Sector Wide Up-scaling TO COMMENCE IN 2008 4. Benchmarking TO COMMENCE IN 2009 Professor Judyth Sachs Teaching Quality Indicators Project No 4 STAGE 2 Eight universities involved in pilot phase:

Deakin University Griffith University Macquarie University RMIT University of Queensland University of South Australia University of Tasmania University of Western Australia Professor Judyth Sachs Teaching Quality Indicators Project No 5 STAGE 2 Process: examine and revise the relevant policies and practices that impact on the quality of teaching and learning establish the necessary infrastructure and systems to gather and interpret the data implement strategies to build a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality teaching and learning

Professor Judyth Sachs Teaching Quality Indicators Project No 6 KEY DIMENSIONS Four key dimensions critical for quality in learning and teaching: 1. 2. 3. 4. Institutional climate and systems Diversity and inclusivity Assessment Student community and engagement Professor Judyth Sachs Teaching Quality Indicators Project No 7 INDICATIVE L & T INDICATORS Institutional Climate & Systems Diversity & Inclusivity

Assessment Student Community & Engagement Adoption of a studentcentred learning perspective Possession of desirable teacher characteristics Relevant and appropriate teaching experience, qualifications and development Use of current research findings in informing teaching and curriculum / course content Community engagement / partnership Funding model in support of L & T Valuing and accommodating student and staff diversity Provision of adequate support services Active recruitment and admissions Provision of transition

and academic support Active staff recruitment Multiple pathways for reward and recognition of staff Assessment policies address issues of pedagogy Adopting an evidencebased approach to assessment policies Alignment between institutional policy for best practice and faculty / departmental activities Commitment to formative assessment Provision of specific, continuous and timely feedback Explicit learning outcomes Value of graduates Student engagement Fostering and facilitating (academic) learning communities Staff engagement Professor Judyth Sachs Teaching Quality Indicators Project

No 8 FRAMEWORK LEVELS The key dimensions can be broken down by level within the University: Institution Faculty Department / Program Teacher / Individual Professor Judyth Sachs Teaching Quality Indicators Project No 9 SAMPLE DIMENSION GRID Assessment Framework Level Institution Level Faculty Level Dept / Program Level Teacher Identify, promote and reward best

practice Adoption of faculty strategies to encourage innovative assessment practices Support for peer review of assessment practices Explicit linking of innovative assessment practices with student learning Student satisfaction Assessment policies address issues of pedagogy Policies in place to direct assessment practices

Procedures in place to guide assessment practices Professional development on the development, marking and review of assessment Align assessment practices with goals of specific units Increased assessment literacy across institution Provision of specific, continuous and timely feedback Clear policy on assessment feedback

Systems established to assist with assessment feedback Aggregated feedback included in dept / program reviews Feedback incorporated in staff reviews Improved student performance Indicator Alignment between institutional policy for best practice and faculty / dept. activities Professor Judyth Sachs Teaching Quality Indicators Project Measurement

Enhanced student learning experience Enhanced staff teaching experience No 10 PROGRESS TO DATE Teaching Policy Audit completed Policy Template designed Teaching Quality Indicators Steering Group formed Two Working Parties established - Assessment - Student Feedback Professor Judyth Sachs

Teaching Quality Indicators Project No 11 TQI STEERING GROUP Terms of Reference 1. Provide feedback on the Teaching Quality Indicators framework 2. Guide the implementation of the Teaching Quality Indicators framework 3. Work with existing committees, or establish new sub-committees or working parties as required, to determine, develop, implement and effectively utilise teaching quality indicators 4. Establish working links with other institutions, particularly those involved in the TQI pilot, to embrace a quality culture in learning and teaching 5. Engage the wider MU community in enhancing the quality of student learning and the student and staff experience 6.

Meet Carrick Institute deadlines and reporting requirements Professor Judyth Sachs Teaching Quality Indicators Project No 12 TQI STEERING GROUP Members Deputy VC (Provost) - Chair Senate Member Academic Program Committee Member Learning & Teaching Committee Member Coursework Studies Committee Member Staff Representative Academic Staff Representative Administrative CPD / CFL Representative Librarian (or nominee) Dean of Students Director, HR Professor Judyth Sachs A/Prof Nick Mansfield Dr Jan Tent A/Prof Pamela Coutts Dr Steve Cassidy Dr Julie Fitness Mr Gary Grocott Dr Sharon Fraser Ms Maxine Brodie Mr Julian De Meyrick Mr Tim Sprague

Secretary Ms Bronwyn Kosman Professor Judyth Sachs Teaching Quality Indicators Project No 13 TQI STEERING GROUP Timelines 2007 Sept Form Steering Group Assess priorities by mapping key dimensions against [email protected] Oct Use policy audit to inform process and data audits Identify and meet with key stakeholders Nov Continue audits Commence mapping results against Framework Dec

Report on initial phase Professor Judyth Sachs Teaching Quality Indicators Project No 14 TQI STEERING GROUP Timelines 2008 Jan Confirm priorities for Macquarie and revise Framework as necessary Feb Strategy planning for implementation of Framework Mar Apr Consultation with stakeholders regarding implementation May Aug Policy development and implementation Sept Nov Policy development, implementation and approvals

Dec Report on pilot implementation Completion of Stage 2 Professor Judyth Sachs Teaching Quality Indicators Project No 15 TQI Project Timelines 2009 Stage 3 Sector wide up-scaling (~ 10 institutions) to implement the model and process established in Stage 2 Stage 4 Sharing agreed benchmarking data across the sector nationally and internationally Professor Judyth Sachs Teaching Quality Indicators Project No 16

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