Teaching Support Program

Brief description of the project

The aim of the Teaching Support Program (TSP) is to increase the capabilities of academic staff, and the overall capacity of the Faculties, to plan and design high-quality learning experiences for students across a range of delivery modes, including digital learning environments.

The program has three key components:

  • Webinar series
  • An accompanying TSP LEO site
  • Coaching/mentoring sessions

The three components can be customised and contextualised to meet the operational needs of Faculties.

TSP Content Overview

TSP Evaluation Reports

What happened in 2015?

In 2015, the TSP was piloted and evaluated in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy and the Faculty of Health Sciences. Additionally, It was adapted for use in the Faculty of Law and Business Blended and Online Projects LEO Space project and also the Faculty of Education and Arts Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) project.

On average, participants in the TSP rated the program as 4.46 out of 5, in terms of meeting the state program learning outcomes.

What’s happening in 2016?

It’s our intention to further enhance and develop the TSP, based on the feedback we received in 2015.

Additionally, the Associate Deans, Learning and Teaching, from each faculty have jointly agreed that the TSP should be offered again to academic staff in 2016. Dates and times to be announced.

Teaching Support Program Learning Outcomes

The Program Learning Outcomes developed for the Teaching Support Program (Pilot) are to:

  • use the language of learning and teaching to aid communication with Faculty and LTC colleagues in planning and developing your units (PLO1)
  • explain the process of curriculum mapping used at ACU to align units with course, academic program and institutional outcomes (PLO2)
  • apply the principles of 'constructive alignment' in order to link unit learning outcomes, assessment tasks, learning activities and content (PLO3)
  • construct learning outcomes at module/lesson/session level (PLO4)
  • develop units based on good practice learning design principles, with an emphasis on selecting and using technologies for activity-based learning design (PLO5)
  • develop assessment tasks that:
    • comply with the principles of assessment
    • align with the unit learning outcomes and Graduate Attributes (PLO6)

These PLOs may be subject to modification.

L4L Hallmarks

Hallmark 2: Achieve Excellent Teaching Practices

Project Facilitators

Mrs Meghan Appleby

Mr Peter Bruhn