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.
2018 ACU Teaching Development Grant projects
The Awards and Grants Committee received 15 competitive proposals, and the committee selected 9 projects for funding. The topics align with the strategic priorities of ACU and cover a wide range of initiatives.
The successful 2018 ACU Teaching Development Grant proposals are:
Dr Robyn Bentley-Williams and team, Faculty of Education and Arts, Strathfield: ‘Work-Integrated Learning in Differentiating: Impact on Teacher Education Practice’.
Dr Adam Burston and team, Faculty of Health Sciences, Brisbane: ‘Enhancing and integrating the digital learning and clinical simulation spaces for 1st Year commencing Bachelor of Nursing students’.
Dr Leigha Dark and team, Faculty of Health Sciences, North Sydney: ‘Enhancing assessment feedback dialogue between students, peers, and staff in the Bachelor of Speech Pathology program’.
Dr Santha James and team, Faculty of Health Sciences, Melbourne: ‘Gauging Student Preconcepts in Biology’.
Dr Amy McPherson and team, Education and Arts, North Sydney: ‘Developing sustainable school–university partnerships in teacher education to support work integrated learning in high poverty school contexts’.
Professor Debbie Plath and team, Faculty of Health Sciences, Strathfield: ‘Prepared for Placement: Program for international Master of Social Work students’.
Associate Professor Loretta Sheppard and team, Faculty of Health Sciences, Melbourne: ‘Supporting culturally responsive practice during fieldwork placements’.
Dr Matthew Sweeney and team, Faculty of Health Sciences, Brisbane: ‘Improving Student Engagement through Tutor Training and Support’
Dr Monica Wong and team, Faculty of Education and Arts, Strathfield: ‘Visioning My Learning'