Teaching Development Grants provide opportunities for ACU staff to engage in teaching development projects around current institutional and faculty priorities. The grants contribute to innovations in learning and teaching and the development of resources and frameworks for good practice. The outcomes also advance the scholarship of learning and teaching.
All applications are assessed by the ACU Awards and Grants Committee, chaired by the DVC (Students, Learning and Teaching). The process is competitive and applications are judged against the criteria outlined in the guideline. There are three (3) funding categories for 2018 grant submissions.
The Teaching Development Grants (TDG) Scheme is open to ACU teaching staff or teaching teams (including professional staff). It is important to read the ACU Teaching Development Grant guidelines and discuss your plans with your Head of School, your Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) or the Director of your unit (whichever is appropriate) and obtain their support before you prepare your project proposal.
The Learning and Teaching Centre provides advice and support for staff in their development of award and grant applications. For further information, please contact awards&grants.LTC@acu.edu.au.
2017 ACU Teaching Development Grant projects
The ACU Awards and Grants Committee, chaired by Professor Anne Cummins (DVC SLT), congratulates the following project leaders and teams. The topics align with the strategic priorities of ACU and cover a wide range of initiatives.
The successful 2017 ACU Teaching Development Grant proposals are: Dr Mary Noseda, Faculty of Education and Arts, Melbourne: ‘Self-efficacy in pre-service teachers’ preparing to teach Religious Education’.
Associate Professor Megan Dalton, Faculty of Health Sciences, Brisbane: ‘Decision making by assessors: how to promote improved judgement’.
Dr Marcela Danks, Faculty of Health Sciences, Brisbane: ‘Optimising transition to professional practice year in 4th year physiotherapy students’.
Associate Professor Gabrielle Drake, Faculty of Health Sciences, Strathfield: ‘Authentic assessment of pre-placement skills in Social Work’.
Dr Bronwyn Gordon, Faculty of Health Sciences, North Sydney: ‘Child, Adolescent and Family Nursing in the 2018 nursing curriculum’.
Dr Stephen Guinea, Faculty of Health Sciences, Melbourne: ‘Using an electronic medical record for simulation education to enhance learning and teaching for the Health Sciences: A multi-university approach’.
Dr John Mahoney, Faculty of Health Sciences, Brisbane: ‘Closing the gap: The effects of good feedback practices on student learning, motivation, and achievement in first year exercise science’.
Dr Vanessa Rice, Faculty of Health Sciences, Melbourne: ‘Life Beyond University: Exploring the impact of an authentic assessment on the wellbeing and career longevity of graduate paramedics’.
Mrs Christine Sonsearay, Faculty of Health Sciences, Brisbane: ‘Does student participation in an online LEO introductory biomechanics module promote student success in applying key biomechanical concepts in physiotherapy practice?’
Dr Annie Venville, Faculty of Health Sciences, Melbourne: ‘Integrating Community Engagement Principles in Health Science Curricula: Enhancing Graduate Employability Through Empathy’.