NTLT 2012 - Establishing firm foundations: Constructing an academic staff capability framework in an ITP
Constructing an academic staff capability framework in an ITP Martin Jenkins & Robin Graham Centre for Educational Development, CPIT
Outline Introduce the Academic Staff Capability Framework Why What How… it is planned (hoped) staff will engage
Why? Global factors Changing nature of Tertiary Education National factors Demand for greater collaboration Demand for innovative teaching practice Regional Canterbury recovery … and collaboration Institutional Strategic Goal to be a high performing organisation Innovative teaching and learning Flexible delivery
Development Working group developed Framework Drew upon Institute for Learning (UK) – guidelines for professional development Higher Education Academy Professional Standards Framework (UK) TAFE Queensland (Aus) Quality of teaching in VET (RMIT report) (Aus) Viskovic (2009) (NZ) Holistic approach … supporting structures Induction, Diploma in Tertiary Learning and Teaching, professional development Creating space for dialogue around practice Institution wide consultation
What?Providing a professional framework for CPITacademic staff Promoting culture of continuous improvement Building individual and organisational capability Identifying organisational capability. Supporting and encouraging on-going professional development and career progression. Supporting the consistency and quality of the student learning experience.
Academic Workforce Capability Framework Teaching and Learning Practice Engaging learners Designing and planning learning Assessment and feedback Scholarship of Teaching and LearningResearch and Knowledge Individual Practice Industry knowledge & expertise Reflection and evaluation of practice Subject knowledge & expertise Contribution to teams and other Institutional knowledge internal/external communities Applying Research and technology Leadership transfer skills
Using the FrameworkUse the Academic Capability Framework to assess yourcapability. Evaluation and reviewUse the Case Study Template and feedback from your Reviewof Professional Practice to create a professional developmentplan with your manager. This is part of your appraisal process.Undertake targeted professional development, includingrequired qualifications e.g. teaching or research qualifications.
Engaging with the Framework The framework is to be used as a developmental tool, its primary focus is professional development Framework needs to be locally owned and interpreted To be used as part of and to enhance existing processes
Review of Professional Practice Is developmental in focus; Covers all aspects of practice ; Is an integral part of an individual staff member’s annual professional development plan; Provides an opportunity to acknowledge and disseminate good practice.
Review of Professional Practice Review of Professional Practice Undertaken by approved reviewers (resourced by HR) Professional development focused and confidential Create opportunity for dialogue around teaching and learning