Teaching Scholars Development Program


The Teaching Scholars Development Program will identify and provide individual, long-term professional development support to academic staff who are committed to becoming leaders in teaching and learning.

Purpose:

The Program will form a cross-discipline and cross-College community of practice where innovations in teaching and learning can be discussed, explored and tested.

Eligibility:

Level B Academic continuing and contract staff. Five Teaching Scholars from each College will be identified in 2016.

How does it work:

Each participant will develop an individualised professional development plan in consultation with the APVC (Coursework), the Director of Teaching and Learning in their School and a member of the Learning Futures team. The plan will include activities such as seminars, mentoring, regular communications and other La Trobe professional development opportunities.

Program duration:

Each Teaching Scholars Cohort will undertake the program together for a maximum of three years starting Semester 1, 2017.

Development Program:

The Teaching Scholars Development Program teaches you how to be a teaching leader and set yourself up for academic promotion.

Participants engage with an Academic Adviser and are supported to create an individualised learning plan that will result in the accumulation of evidence necessary to an academic promotion application.

Focus

Leadership

Activities

Practice-based support: Self-paced online module
Peer support: embedded in module and workshop delivery
Formal learning (workshops can lead to credit in GCHE subjects)

DateTime TopicRegister
03/03/1710.00am-12.00pmLeadership in Curriculum RenewalRegister here for Leadership in Curriculum Renewal
15/05/1710.00am-12.00pmSymposium PreparationRegister here for Leadership in SOTL
13/10/1710.00am-12.00pmFinal Presentations and ReportingRegister here for Final Presentations and Reporting

For more details including eligibility, application process and participant expectations, please see below.

Who Can Apply?

Applications are open to continuing and fixed term Teaching Focused and Teaching and Research academic staff at Level B.

What is the application process?

  1. Download the application form below.
  2. Complete your application form as per instructions included.
    NOTE: Try to include as much relevant information as you can as it may be helpful in the shortlisting process.
  3. Submit and attach your application and a current resume to sotl@latrobe.edu.au
  4. All applications will be shortlisted by a selection panel. Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend an interview with the panel. You will be advised if this is the case.
  5. Successful applicants will be informed by 10 February 2017, with the program to commence with semester one, 2017.

Application Form

Selection Criteria

A Teaching Scholar will demonstrate the following criteria as appropriate to their current level of appointment.

  1. Innovative and dynamic teaching and learning practices that lead to improved student learning outcomes;
  2. Attainment of excellent student satisfaction ratings from student feedback surveys; and
  3. Evidence of active engagement with the scholarship of teaching and learning and/or evidenced based teaching and/or educational research for example, success in obtaining OLT grant funding, publications in learning and teaching journals

Who should I list as a reference?

Please list someone who you have worked with directly. This can be either a Supervisor/Manager or a colleague. References should be able to speak to the applicant’s level of aspiration, experience with coordination (subject or course) and engagement with teaching and learning thus far, and the applicant’s qualities, attributes and skills related to leadership.

What will successful participants do?

Each Future Teaching Leader will be supported to:

  • construct their own individual development plan;
  • engage in a suite of professional development activities to develop their leadership in learning and teaching;
  • identify and engage with appropriate mentors;
  • meet regularly as a local community of practice of teaching scholars;
  • progress activity in the scholarship of teaching and learning within their School and across La Trobe University; and
  • prepare themselves for academic promotion.

What am I expected to do as part of the program?

Externally, Future Teaching Leaders will be encouraged to engage with discipline based teaching and learning initiatives and with teaching and learning activities that are offered on a state and/or national basis. Funding to support these activities may be available through the La Trobe Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fund (Professional Development Grants) or through the Future Teaching Leader’s School or College.

Identified Teaching Scholars who actively participate in the program and associated professional development activities may remain in the program for a duration of up to three years provided their participation meets a satisfactory standard

Resources

Teaching Scholars Development


The Teaching Scholars Development Program teaches you how to be a teaching leader and set yourself up for academic promotion.

Participants engage with an Academic Adviser and are supported to create an individualised learning plan that will result in the accumulation of evidence necessary to an academic promotion application.

Activities

Practice-based support: Self-paced online module
Peer support: embedded in module and workshop delivery
Formal learning (workshops can lead to credit in GCHE subjects)

DateTime TopicRegister
03/03/1710.00am-12.00pmLeadership in Curriculum RenewalRegister here for Leadership in Curriculum Renewal
15/05/1710.00am-12.00pmSymposium PreparationRegister here for Leadership in SOTL
13/10/1710.00am-12.00pmFinal Presentations and ReportingRegister here for Final Presentations and Reporting