Deakin University
Browse

File(s) under permanent embargo

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

journal contribution
posted on 2011-03-01, 00:00 authored by Dale Holt, Stuart Palmer, D Challis
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.

History

Journal

International journal for academic development

Volume

16

Issue

1

Pagination

5 - 17

Publisher

Routledge

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

1360-144X

eISSN

1470-1324

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2011, Taylor & Francis

Usage metrics

    Research Publications

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC