Identifying and strengthening the role of academic development in your Higher Education institution

Session Time and Location

Tue, 5 Jun 2018
9:00am to 12:00pm
Room: Room:
Oakwood B
Session Track
Session Format

In this workshop you will be introduced to a framework that will guide your academic development efforts. Participants will apply the framework to identify how to make an impact and purposefully design activities that can strengthen the role of Academic development at the University. The workshop provides a short theoretical background followed by various activities such as design-thinking exercises to enhance creativity whilst applying the frameworks as an analytical tool.  

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