Teaching Quality Standards Project
Strategy Seven in The University’s strategic plan focuses on the development of the capacity to identify and promulgate excellence in teaching. The first three initiatives under this strategy seek to establish minimum standards for teaching, develop additional tools and strategies to identify and promulgate excellence and for Divisions to develop strategies to achieve teaching excellence.
These initiatives are led by the DVC(E) and Director Teaching and Learning. The ITL is supporting the University’s work on this aspect of the Strategic Plan through the Teaching Standards Project and its ongoing Teaching Quality Assurance work which manages the collection and reporting of the University’s teaching quality assurance data.
The Teaching Quality Standards Project is a Vice Chancellor’s Workslate Project (Project I45) and a summary of the current Project Plan is available here.
Progress on the Teaching Standards Project is reported through Workslate reports to SEG and Senate and regular updates to SEG Education and the ITL Associate Deans L&T Group.
Key current activities include:
- Development of USE Faculty Performance reporting portal: See a sample report.
- Supporting faculties to develop internal processes for responding to USE data: See guidelines on developing a faculty USE process. See what other Faculties do.
- Development of University minimum standards for USE and negotiation of faculty improvement compacts: Read the SEG endorsed minimum standards proposal. Read the Template for the Faculty USE Compact (pdf). ADLT download a word version of the compact template here.
- Endorsement of Compacts for all faculties through SEG. See your faculty’s Compact.
- Development of Sydney Teaching Colloquium and Teaching Scholars Networks to share local best practice
Next steps include:
- Reporting on progress on Compacts targets
- Development of additional minimum standards in relation to University and faculty strategic T&L priorities
If you would like to contribute to this project please contact Simon Barrie.