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Academic Leadership for Course Coordinators

Curtin University provides a web page on Academic Leadership for Course Coordinators  Read a summary…

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Academic leadership: fundamental building blocks

Vilkinas, T., Leask, B., & Ladyshewsky, R. (2009). Academic leadership: fundamental building blocks [Resource book]. Strawberry Hills, New South Wales: Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Read a summary…

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ALTC Leadership for Excellence in Learning and Teaching – Completed and Continuing Leadership Projects

An ALTC report (2011), ALTC Leadership for Excellence in Learning and Teaching – Completed and Continuing Leadership Projects documents all 2005-2010 ALTC-funded leadership projects, outlining issues, outcomes and tools.  Read a summary…

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Clarifying, developing and valuing the role of Unit Coordinators as informal leaders of learning in Higher Education

Roberts, S., Butcher, L., & Brooker, M. (2010). Strawberry Hills, NSW: Australian Learning and Teaching Council Ltd.  Download available. Read a summary…

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Developing a Case for Promotion in Relation to Teaching, Research and Service

The University of Newcastle provides support for Developing a Case for Promotion in Relation to Teaching, Research and Service.   Read a summary…

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Developing a community of practice around teaching: a case study

Laksov, K., Mann, S., & Dahlgren, L.  (2008). Developing a community of practice around teaching: a case study.  Higher Education Research & Development, 27(2), 121-132. Read a summary…

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In the deep end: starting out as a unit coordinator

“If you really love your subject, and you love the idea of teaching your subject, you are going to be fine. Its just that its going to be hectic as well, for the first period, trying to work out what is going on.”  This academic recommends finding someone to mentor you, but at the same time cautions about taking on too much well-meant advice from others.

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Leading units with large enrolments

Units with large classes require a different kind of leadership. When you hand over the teaching to tutors and guest lecturers, the experience is very different, more remote. At the same time, as the unit coordinator you assume the mantle of ‘the expert’ in the topic in a way which the tutors do not – with all the rewards and responsibilities which that implies.

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Learning Leaders in Times of Change

Scott, G., Coates, H., & Anderson. S. (2008).  Learning Leaders in Times of Change: ALTE & ACER.  Read a summary…

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Peer Review of Teaching for Promotion Purposes

The University of Adelaide’s Centre for Learning and Professional Development website provides a link to Peer Review of Teaching for Promotion Purposes, which includes resources and guidelines for setting up internal and external peer review processes. Read a summary…

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Professional Development

The Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM) provides Professional Development including leadership programs for the tertiary education sector in Australia and New Zealand. Read a summary…
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The developmental needs of higher education academic leaders in encouraging effective teaching and learning

Debowski, S., & Blake, V. (2004). Murdoch University Annual Teaching and Learning Forum, 2004.   Read a summary…

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Transnational Education: Developing Leadership Capability

Transnational Education: Developing Leadership Capability is a website developed by Curtin University and Swinburne University of Technology as part of an ALTC project conducted by Mazzolini, M., Yeo, S., & Ling, P. (current ALTC project).  Read a summary…

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