Significant changes occurring in the Higher education sector in Australia since 2009 with regard to academic teaching standards, pressure to publish, maintaining currency with technology and achieving secure employment appear to affect the inclination of new academics to participate in short term professional development. ‘Just in time’ or staged
approaches that address a pathway to build learning and teaching experience during a semester would be more viable as it supports staff in their new academic role while at the same time addressing barriers facing new academics. It is hoped that by sharing our experience at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) and seeking feedback from the global community, we can create opportunities to integrate this staged approach to complement face to face workshops and provide improved support for our new academic teachers by helping them develop their sense of identity in their new teaching roles.

Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2016)

  • Date of Conference: 14-17 November 2016
  • DOI: 10.2053/LICE.2016.0022
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-76-6
  • Conference Location: Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel, UK