Prove it! Evidencing high quality development needs, outcomes and impact

Session Time and Location

Thu, 7 Jun 2018
9:45am to 10:45am
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Dunwoody A
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The academic development context has become more volatile, with less surety about funding and sponsorship of key initiatives or innovations. It is increasingly necessary to build powerful cases to support investment in substantial initiatives, and to garner the resources (including staffing) required to undertake those programs or projects. This workshop offers guidance on how to build a case for an emerging need, evaluate the outcomes and impact of initiatives, and present that evidence in a way that will ensure it continues to be justified and sponsored. Areas to be explored include needs analysis, stakeholder consultation, program evaluation, and impact assessment.    
  • Session References +
    Debowski, S. (2017). Developing Academics: The Essential Higher Education Handbook. Routledge.   Saroyan, A. & Trigwell, K. (2015). Higher education teachers’ professional learning: Process and outcome. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 46, 92-101.   Stefani, L. (ed.). (2011). Evaluating the Effectiveness of Academic Development: Principles and Practices. Routledge.