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
Table of Contents
Introduction - Some Issues in Academic Development
David Baume and Celia Popovic
Identifying Needs and Opportunities for Academic Development
Charles Neame & Rachel Forsyth
Professions and Professionalism in Teaching and Development
Stephen Bostock and David Baume
Supporting Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Lecturers
Consultancy in Academic Development
Coaching and Mentoring in Academic Development
Supporting part-time teachers and contract faculty
Fran Beaton and Ellen Sims
Technologies and Academic Development
Keith Smyth, Sheila MacNeill, and Peter Hartley
Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement
"Is it working?" - Outcomes, Monitoring and Evaluation
Lorraine Stefani and David Baume
Working with networks, microcultures and communities
Katarina Mårtensson & Torgny Roxå
Researching Academic Development
Kathryn Sutherland and Barbara Grant
Managing and Leading Change – Models and Practices
Celia Popovic and Kathryn M. Plank
Managing and Leading Projects and Project Teams
Nancy Turner and Peter Hartley
Leading an Academic Development Unit
Julie Hall and David A. Green
Academic Development and Senior Management
Sally Brown and Shân Wareing
Writing, contributing to and using institutional policies and strategies
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.