Criterion 5 - Integration of scholarship, research and professional activities with teaching and in support of student learning

  1. Learning and teaching research incorporated into teaching practice
  2. Inclusion of discipline-based research in the curriculum and engagement of students in pedagogically sound discipline-based research.
  3. Incorporation of professional, industry and work-based practice and experiences into teaching practice and the curriculum.

Descriptor 1: Learning and teaching research incorporated into teaching practice

Indicative evidence for criterion 5.1

  • Excerpts from unit/course materials demonstrating incorporation of current learning and teaching research into teaching activities
  • Details of grants and awards (successful and unsuccessful) and outcomes
  • Details of conferences and presentations
  • Copies of publications and details of contribution and impact
  • References and letters from peers
  • Details of mentoring roles and outcomes
  • Details of leadership roles and contribution confirmation by peers
  • Impact of projects, grants and other initiatives for the university or (inter)nationally
  • TEQSA, OLT recognition as assessor or expert

Descriptor 2: Inclusion of discipline-based research in the curriculum and engagement of students in pedagogically  sound discipline-based research

Indicative evidence for criterion 5.2

  • Excerpts from unit/course materials demonstrating the incorporation of current disciplinary research or the inclusion of research-orientated tasks
  • Student survey data and feedback to students on responses/outcomes
  • Student participation in conferences, presentation of papers and/or publishing
  • Number of students progressing to research degrees
  • Number of students in academic/research positions following graduation
  • Peer review recognising role and contribution
  • Receipt of prizes or awards by students supervised
  • Peer review reports related to teaching/curriculum materials
  • Adoption of teaching/curriculum materials by others
  • Letters of reference from peers or invitations indicating standing in discipline
  • Assessor reports
  • Details of leadership roles, duration, achievements

Descriptor 3: Incorporation of professional, industry and work-based practice and experiences into teaching practice and the curriculum

Indicative evidence for criterion 5.3

  • Excerpts from unit and/or course materials demonstrating the integration of case studies and/or industry experience
  • Feedback from students on experience
  • Extent of participation by students, industry
  • Letters or surveys of industry satisfaction on preparation of students for practice
  • Peer review of professional /authentic experience
  • Invitations to work with industry, letters of support from industry
  • Feedback from industry partners indicating alignment between industry requirements and learning outcomes
  • Feedback from industry partners indicating the efficacy of programs in preparing graduates for professional practice