chapter  17
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Writing, contributing to and using institutional policies and strategies


The chapter illustrates the predominately service-leadership orientation of central academic development unit in a large metropolitan university in Sydney, Australia. It describes some of the ways in which the unit and others in Australia have contributed to or engaged with strategy and policy to provide professional development and to effect change in their institutions and elsewhere in the sector. Based on examples of work completed, the author who is also the director of the unit reflects on what the implications might be for academic developers generally.