Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, participants have an opportunity to explore the range and extent of academic leadership. They will identify and reflect on their experience and examples of academic leadership in their own practice. They will review the field of academic leadership and identify opportunities for their own career development through scholarship and research.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Hannon

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU4CTL

Co-requisites Course RCHE - Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain how distributed academic leadership can be enacted, using examples from your own experience at university, school, course and/or subject level.

Reading and examining prescribed articles and texts; wider reading on their own initiative around topic. Group discussion

02. Critically reflect on your own performance as an academic leader using self, peer and literature lenses.

Reflective analysis of leadership in the context of their School/Subject: peer feedback and discussion; structured discussion with at least one senior colleague

03. Evaluate the quality of learning and teaching in the subject/s and course/s in which you teach using standard course and subject performance indicators and identify areas for further investigation.

Review of experience; peer to peer feedback; presentation and group discussion

04. Analyse the curriculum in a subject and/or course in which you teach in terms of its congruence with the elements of the La Trobe Framework and other learning and teaching policies and procedures, and recommend changes based on your analysis.

Reading; Critical reflection and evidence gathering; presentation, peer feedback

05. In consultation with your manager or mentor, map your practice as a teacher and researcher against the Academic Promotions Evidence Matrix and identify areas of high achievement and priority areas requiring further professional development.

Familiarity with Promotions Matrix; Formal discussion with Manager or Mentor; review and mapping of practice against Matrix; Presentation

06. Develop a personal professional development plan to address the priority areas identified in the Academic Promotions Evidence Matrix, based on professional development opportunities within and beyond La Trobe University.

Reading and research; group discussion; peer to peer feedback; Presentation

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRhonda Hallett

Class requirements

Five 2.5 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
First draft , e-portfolio, Teaching Leadership - 1000 words,20 02, 05, 06
Leadership Philosophy statement, e-portfolio, 500 words10 01, 02
Teaching Leadership Evidence statement, 1,000 words20 03, 04
Teaching Leadership e-portfolio, 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 06