Innovation in Science Teaching and Learning leading uptake

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Innovation in Science Teaching and Learning: leading uptake beyond individual innovators Professor Adam Bridgeman

Innovation in Science Teaching and Learning: leading uptake beyond individual innovators Professor Adam Bridgeman Director, Educational Innovation Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) Portfolio Australian National Learning and Teaching Fellow The University of Sydney Page 1

Engaging Deans and Heads of School – Increasingly large faculties – Deans can influence

Engaging Deans and Heads of School – Increasingly large faculties – Deans can influence Heads: – Culture – KPIs – Heads have influence over: – – Culture Workload Promotions Performance planning – Tactics: – Engage regularly with faculty and school managers – Provide resources, such as faculty grants and incentives – Provide targeted data, such as comparisons of school performance on surveys, retention and attrition rates The University of Sydney Page 2

Supporting a culture of innovation – Reward existing and encouraging new innovators – Access

Supporting a culture of innovation – Reward existing and encouraging new innovators – Access to funds, workload relief and educational designers – Recognition, such as promotion and awards – Connect and mentor across faculties / institutions – Sharing innovation – ”Hands on” workshops – Design workshops – Peer observation – Expecting innovation – Build innovation into workloads and performance planning – HEA Fellowships – Promotion criteria The University of Sydney Page 3

Supporting a culture of innovation The University of Sydney David Matthews, Times Higher Education

Supporting a culture of innovation The University of Sydney David Matthews, Times Higher Education 2017 Page 4

Supporting a culture of innovation – "faculty members’ No. 1 challenge was to make

Supporting a culture of innovation – "faculty members’ No. 1 challenge was to make sure that they were 'not an embarrassment to [themselves] in front of … students. ’” – "many academics clung to a 'very strong' idea of what constituted good teaching that they had often inherited from their former professors or even parents, even if other evidence was available” – Actively support staff: – Expect dip into student evaluations – Time with good educational designers – Work with students as partners The University of Sydney Page 5

Take advantage of central and strategic projects – – Move to new LMS Move

Take advantage of central and strategic projects – – Move to new LMS Move to online masters Changes in new teaching space designs Changes in semester dates and lengths – Opportunities to transform rather than review or refresh The University of Sydney Page 6

Recognising and celebrating teaching excellence – HEA fellowship: – The only internationally recognised framework

Recognising and celebrating teaching excellence – HEA fellowship: – The only internationally recognised framework for professional recognition of teaching excellence – Available to all from 2018 – Promotion to all levels for education-focussed staff – Extended VC Awards covering innovation and professional staff The University of Sydney Page 7

Week 4 // Open Door – semester 1 2017 – Open classes ( )

Week 4 // Open Door – semester 1 2017 – Open classes ( ) and attendees ( ) The University of Sydney Page 8

Thank you adam. bridgeman@sydney. edu. au @Adam. Bridgeman @Sydney. Edu. Innov Teaching@Sydney: http: //bit.

Thank you adam. [email protected] edu. au @Adam. Bridgeman @Sydney. Edu. Innov [email protected]: http: //bit. ly/Sydney. EI The University of Sydney Page 9