ABSTRACT

Within the field of academic development, the last twenty years have seen a great expansion of published research into practice and the further development of theoretical approaches. This growth in the scholarship of academic development matches a growth in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Advancing Practice in Academic Development draws on these evolving scholarships to advance professional practice in academic development, addressing questions such as: .

  • How have global academic developers and their units developed and changed over recent decades?
  • How has the context in which academic development work is done altered?
  • What have academic developers and their professional associations learnt?

Case studies and examples are used throughout the text to illustrate development scenarios and methods. Academic development is considered as, among others, a critical, a scholarly, a principled, a pragmatic, a supporting and a leadership role. This book is ideal for use on academic development courses run by SEDA and other international organisations as well as by those who have responsibility for leading the improvement of educational practice. Written in a scholarly, accessible, stimulating and practical style, this book acknowledges difficulties and offers ways forward. As well as analysing problems, it offers solutions.

Links to web sources referenced in this book can be found at www.seda.ac.uk/apad

chapter 1|16 pages

Introduction: some issues in academic development

ByCELIA POPOVIC, DAVID BAUME

chapter 2|15 pages

Identifying needs and opportunities for academic development

ByCHARLES NEAME, RACHEL FORSYTH

chapter 3|20 pages

Professions and professionalism in teaching and development

BySTEPHEN BOSTOCK, DAVID BAUME

chapter 4|17 pages

Supporting continuing professional development (CPD) for lecturers

ByRUTH PILKINGTON

chapter 5|17 pages

Consultancy in academic development

BySUE THOMPSON

chapter 6|17 pages

Coaching and mentoring in academic development

ByDIANA EASTCOTT

chapter 7|18 pages

Supporting part-time teachers and contract faculty

ByFRAN BEATON, ELLEN SIMS

chapter 8|21 pages

Technologies and academic development

ByKEITH SMYTH, SHEILA MACNEILL, PETER HARTLEY

chapter 9|15 pages

Quality assurance and quality enhancement

ByROWENA PELIK

chapter 10|17 pages

‘Is it working?’: outcomes, monitoring and evaluation

ByLORRAINE STEFANI, DAVID BAUME

chapter 11|14 pages

Working with networks, microcultures and communities

ByKATARINA MÅRTENSSON, TORGNY ROXÅ

chapter 12|19 pages

Researching academic development

ByKATHRYN SUTHERLAND, BARBARA GRANT

chapter 13|18 pages

Managing and leading change: models and practices

ByCELIA POPOVIC, KATHRYN M. PLANK

chapter 14|20 pages

Managing and leading projects and project teams

ByNANCY TURNER, PETER HARTLEY

chapter 15|13 pages

Leading an academic development unit

ByJULIE HALL, DAVID A. GREEN

chapter 16|15 pages

Academic development and senior management

BySALLY BROWN, SHÂN WAREING

chapter 18|36 pages

Futures for academic development

ByDAVID BAUME, CELIA POPOVIC