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Changing perspectives : teaching and learning centres’ strategic contributions to academic development in Australian higher education

Holt, Dale, Palmer, Stuart and Challis, Di 2011, Changing perspectives : teaching and learning centres’ strategic contributions to academic development in Australian higher education, International journal for academic development, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 5-17.

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Title Changing perspectives : teaching and learning centres’ strategic contributions to academic development in Australian higher education
Author(s) Holt, Dale
Palmer, Stuart
Challis, Di
Journal name International journal for academic development
Volume number 16
Issue number 1
Start page 5
End page 17
Total pages 13
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Oxon, England
Publication date 2011-03
ISSN 1360-144X
1470-1324
Keyword(s) strategic leadership
academic development
learning organisation
points of leverage
Summary This article reports on a study of Australian teaching and learning centres to identify factors that contribute to their effective strategic leadership. These centres remain in a state of flux, with seemingly endless reconfiguration. The drivers for such change appear to lie in decision makers’ search for their centres to add more strategic value to organisational teaching, learning and the student experience. Through a synthesis of findings based on interviews, a survey of directors of centres and focus groups, the article identifies paradigmatic shifts in the ways centres see themselves, relate to their organisations and respond to external environmental forces. From an understanding of paradigm shifts, strategic contributions to academic development in the sector are framed organisationally through key points of leverage. Points of leverage are manageable actions that can be taken to maximise overall institutional impact and effectiveness.
Language eng
Field of Research 130103 Higher Education
Socio Economic Objective 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Taylor & Francis
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