1st Edition

Advancing Practice in Academic Development

Edited By David Baume, Celia Popovic Copyright 2016
    352 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    352 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Within the field of academic development, the last twenty years have seen a great expansion of published research into practice and the further development of theoretical approaches. This growth in the scholarship of academic development matches a growth in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Advancing Practice in Academic Development draws on these evolving scholarships to advance professional practice in academic development, addressing questions such as: .

    • How have global academic developers and their units developed and changed over recent decades?
    • How has the context in which academic development work is done altered?
    • What have academic developers and their professional associations learnt?

    Case studies and examples are used throughout the text to illustrate development scenarios and methods. Academic development is considered as, among others, a critical, a scholarly, a principled, a pragmatic, a supporting and a leadership role. This book is ideal for use on academic development courses run by SEDA and other international organisations as well as by those who have responsibility for leading the improvement of educational practice. Written in a scholarly, accessible, stimulating and practical style, this book acknowledges difficulties and offers ways forward. As well as analysing problems, it offers solutions.

    Links to web sources referenced in this book can be found at www.seda.ac.uk/apad

    Chapter 1

    Introduction - Some Issues in Academic Development

    David Baume and Celia Popovic


    Chapter 2

    Identifying Needs and Opportunities for Academic Development

    Charles Neame & Rachel Forsyth


    Chapter 3
    Professions and Professionalism in Teaching and Development
    Stephen Bostock and David Baume


    Chapter 4

    Supporting Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Lecturers

    Ruth Pilkington 


    Chapter 5

    Consultancy in Academic Development

    Sue Thompson


    Chapter 6

    Coaching and Mentoring in Academic Development
    Diana Eastcott


    Chapter 7

    Supporting part-time teachers and contract faculty
    Fran Beaton and Ellen Sims


    Chapter 8

    Technologies and Academic Development

    Keith Smyth, Sheila MacNeill, and Peter Hartley



    Chapter 9

    Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement

    Rowena Pelik

    Chapter 10

    "Is it working?" - Outcomes, Monitoring and Evaluation

    Lorraine Stefani and David Baume


    Chapter 11

    Working with networks, microcultures and communities

    Katarina Mårtensson & Torgny Roxå


    Chapter 12

    Researching Academic Development

    Kathryn Sutherland and Barbara Grant


    Chapter 13

    Managing and Leading Change – Models and Practices

    Celia Popovic and Kathryn M. Plank


    Chapter 14
    Managing and Leading Projects and Project Teams

    Nancy Turner and Peter Hartley


    Chapter 15

    Leading an Academic Development Unit

    Julie Hall and David A. Green


    Chapter 16

    Academic Development and Senior Management

    Sally Brown and Shân Wareing


    Chapter 17

    Writing, contributing to and using institutional policies and strategies

    Ian Solomonides


    Chapter 18

    Futures for Academic Development

    David Baume and Celia Popovic


    David Baume is an independent international higher education researcher, evaluator, consultant, staff and educational developer and writer.

    Celia Popovic is Director of Teaching Commons at York University, Toronto, Canada.