Charles Sturt University
Head of CentrePro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janelle Wheat
Reporting Relationship for Head
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic
Role and Responsibilities of Director
Director, Learning Academy: Main Roles and Responsibilities
- Inaugurate The CSU Academy for recognising and rewarding outstanding achievements in teaching and learning, complementing and mirroring national programs;
- Coordinate and grow successful submissions for CSU and OLT citations, awards and fellowships;
- Coordinate and grow CSU internal and external educational grant applications
- Foster scholarship and research in teaching and learning, instigating a showcase of CSU peer-reviewed publications and evidence-based innovations;
- Lead implementation of relevant recommendations from CSU’s recent review of academic promotions especially development of guidelines for evidencing teaching in the CSU context;
- Implement a Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme and design policy and procedures around peer review of educational practice for academic promotion;
- Lead the development of the CSU academic development framework and coordinate and review the Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education;
- Oversee the design and promotion of the CSU professional learning programs for Sessional Teachers and Work Place Learning Coordinators, chair the CSUed annual L&T conference, as well as contribute to the comprehensive roll out of Cross-Cultural Training;
- Lead Heads of Schools in professional learning about educational leadership and educational futures;
- Build, lead and strengthen the Learning Academy team, and its associated communities of practice, nurturing a respectful, trusting and collaborative working environment;
- Contribute to developing, evaluating and refining CSU’s academic regulations, policies, frameworks and strategies regarding teaching and learning, e.g. CSU Degree, Graduate Learning Outcomes, Academic Integrity, Assessment and Moderation, Indigenous Strategy, Internationalisation of the Curriculum, First Year Principles, Workplace Learning, Online Learning & Distance Education Strategy
There are 4 other Directors in the Division who also support learning and teaching at CSU.
Structure and Staffing
The Division of Learning and Teaching (DLT), comprising 5 Units, has approximately 120 staff, works in partnership with Divisions, Faculties and Schools to enhance the quality of teaching, curricula and student learning at CSU:
- Learning Design provides academic focus and leadership in curriculum development in CSU courses.
- Learning Technologies manages the university’s online learning environments and provides leadership and support across the university in relation to learning technologies.
- Learning Resources leads multimedia resource production for both staff and students and promotes the adoption of open educational resources.
- Learning Online works with students and staff to focus on practices that comprise the digital habitat for the community of online learning at CSU and develops world-leading solutions to the main challenges of sustainable distance education.
- Learning Academy promotes academic development, reward and recognition for teaching, peer review of educational practice, scholarship of teaching and learning and educational leadership development. It has particular focus on new academic and sessional staff, Assessment & Moderation, Graduate Learning Outcomes, Indigenous Curriculum, Workplace Learning and Reward and Recognition of academic staff.
Typical Activities of the Centre
Learning Academy promotes academic development, reward and recognition for teaching, peer review of educational practice, scholarship of teaching and learning and educational leadership development. It has particular focus on new academic and sessional staff, Assessment & Moderation, Graduate Learning Outcomes, Indigenous Curriculum, Workplace Learning and Reward and Recognition of academic staff.
- Academic Professional Development
- Teaching support for student engagement
- Inclusive course-based and subject-based Indigenous Australian curriculum
- The CSU Academic
- CSU’s Institutional Cultural Competency Program (ICCP)
- Sessional staff support
- Grad Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (GCLTHE)
- Peer Review of Educational Practice
- Academic promotions
- Fellowships, Awards and Grants (Internal and external, e.g. Office of Learning and Teaching)
- Scholarship of Learning and Teaching