CADAD April 2017 conference resources
The CADAD conference at the University of Canberra on 6 and 7 April was a great success with stimulating topics and plenty of time for networking with colleagues. It started with a thought provoking introduction from UC’s DVC(A) Prof Nick Klomp quickly followed by DET acting branch manager, Dr Adam Chapman and colleague Jacqueline Gellatly who detailed the AAUTs, ongoing grants, state-based promoting excellence networks and the learning and teaching resource library. They responded to many questions.
Disaggregation was a lively session run by CADAD president Kevin Ashford-Rowe (ACU) (with the support of Angela Hill [JCU] who was incapacitated). It brought out many examples from different institutions and will be the basis of future workshops on the topic. Gail Wilson (SCU) and Sara Booth (UTas) outlined their CADAD-sponsored project on a peer review of assessment tutorial which is heading towards an Assessment and Review Summit in Melbourne in September.
Discussion on the ‘new’ CADAD brought plenty of advice from members which the executive will take on board. Hopefully, a new draft Constitution and name can be circulated mid-year with a proposal going to an special general meeting at the November conference.
The executive director of Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE), Dr Wafa El-Adhami, spoke on driving change in equality and diversity systematically, and Kylie Readman (USC) and Jo McKenzie (UTS) discussed leadership development.
CADAD and Universities Australia are developing a closer relationship thanks to the presentation from UA’s policy director academic, Mike Teece. He outlined the functions of UA’s DVC(A)s group and discussed issues which could align for both groups.
Three more recipients of CADAD grants presented on their projects. Nina Fotinatos (Fed), the first recipient of a Directors’ Development Fund grant shared personal experiences which encouraged her to attend a conference on ‘Unleashing the Power of Confidence’ and how it helped her. Kym Fraser (Swin) presented on her development of an open access, online, L&T induction program and Ruth Greenaway (USC) introduced a new project on learning designers’ roles.
Below are the available presentations:
Adam Chapman Disseminating excellence in learning and teaching
Wafa El-Adhami Driving equality and diversity systematically
Nina Fotinatos Wellbeing for learning and teaching leaders
Kym Fraser A National L&T induction program (CADAD grant 2015)
Ruth Greenaway Exploring learning designer roles in changing higher education (CADAD grant 2016)
Angela Hill, Kevin Ashford-Rowe Disaggregation and third party providers: the future of academic development: workshop
Jo McKenzie, Kylie Readman Leadership in Academic Development Workshop
Mike Teece L&T: trends, policy, risks and opportunities – a Universities Australia perspective
Gail Wilson, Sara Booth Professional learning to support sector-wide peer review of assessment
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