Considerations in the planning of academic staff development activities: Client views

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Research and Development in Higher Education: Transforming Knowledge into Wisdom Holistic Approaches to Teaching and Learning Vol. 27

July, 2004, 359 pages
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0 90 8557 58 2
Abstract 

An online survey seeking responses from academic staff and postgraduate students in all five faculties of the University of Adelaide was conducted in February 2004. The survey sought perceptions from teaching staff on the use of feedback from student evaluations and its relationship to staff development activity. Majority of survey respondents found student feedback reports were useful in their teaching or course development and agreed that student feedback information should be a key factor in the planning of staff development activities. The majority also indicated that Head of School/Department should be using the student feedback information to determine staff development activities but did not consider that senior managers, such as Deans or Deputy Vice-Chancellors, should be engaged in determining academic staff development activities.

Keywords: Program evaluations; staff development; student feedback.

Considerations in the planning of academic staff development activities: Client views

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Santhanam, E. & Crisp, G.