Academic and Educational Development Projects
Members of the Academic Development Unit engage in research and development both on a collaborative basis and working individually with staff in the Faculties to manage and develop teaching and learning initiatives across the University. Projects on any scale are considered, from those aiming to develop a single unit component to those which are university-wide in scope. Current projects include:
Accessibility and equity in online learning
This two year project explores the experience of students from equity backgrounds of UNE’s online learning and teaching environments. The project, which is jointly managed with Student Services, seeks to develop impact measures, models of best practice, policy, and design tools for the delivery of education services to students from equity groups.
Online scenario based development in Law
This project takes a scenario- or problem-based curriculum approach to online learning in Corporations Law. The PBL approach, with its emphasis on finding, understanding and using information, and the attitudes it engenders, is designed to help students acquire the skills that underpin success in their unit assessment, and in their future work as professionals.
Spoken communication on the multicultural campus
With well over 100 staff and 600 internal students identifying themselves as being of non-English speaking background, UNE is a genuinely multicultural environment. This research project focuses on spoken intercultural communication where issues can arise that are a significant barrier to education, as noted in AUQA's Good Practice Principles.
Have a project in mind?
If you have a project idea you would like to explore or would like further information about possible projects, contact the Academic Development Coordinator, Catherine Clarke. Projects are generally not subject to any charges but are subject to available resources. As one of the chief resources is time, an early conversation about your ideas is definitely recommended!