AAD Event and Awards

Wednesday 7 November 2018 9am

One representative from Australian and New Zealand  universities is invited to participate as a delegate to the Advancing Academic Development Event to be held on 7 November, 2018 at Bond University, Gold Coast. The Advancing Academic Development Event is an opportunity for academic developers to network, share, and shape good practice across the sector.

The event will feature keynote speakers, presentations on innovative academic development practice across Australasian institutions, and professional development workshops. Our international keynote is Dr Kathryn Sutherland, Co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development, speaking on global perspectives of academic development. Our national keynote is Professor Suzi Derbyshire, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) at QUT, speaking on the value of academic developers across higher education institutions. The event will provide a valuable networking opportunity and high-level discussion around best practice and the future of academic development in higher education.

As the Advancing Academic Development Event is supported by a CAULLT grant, we are able to sponsor the registration cost for one delegate from each institution. We also acknowledge the support of Bond University in providing the venue for this inaugural event. Nominating institutions are required to sponsor travel and accommodation.

The 2018 Australasian Academic Development Good Practice Awards will also be recognised at this event. This award process seeks to identify leaders and innovators in academic development by recognising good practice for enhancing teaching, learning, and scholarship in higher education. Awards will be presented during the event and the finalists showcased both during the event and the following day at the CAULLT November conference.


Attendees should complete the registration form below and email it to academicdevelopment@qut.edu.au by close of business Wednesday, 24 October 2018. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact a member of the project team:

Dr Andrea Adam andrea.adam@utas.edu.au or 03 6226 7116

Professor Jillian Hamilton jg.hamilton@qut.edu.au or 07 3138 7548

Associate Professor Marina Harvey marina.harvey@unsw.edu.au or 02 9385 3062

Registration Form