ECM Faculty Focus
An exciting new initiative for staff is here... Based on the successful model developed at the Lund Institute of Technology, FASE (the Faculty Academy for the Scholarship of Education) is a membership organisation for staff in the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, with developmental and capacity building facilities and the scope to act as a clearing house for educational concerns.
FASE is intended to provide continual professional development as a discipline-based supplement to the educational programs offered by the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) thereby enabling more FECM lecturers access to and appreciation of scholarly teaching and assessment approaches.
FASE will also provide an equitable systematic Faculty wide mechanism to provide reward to scholarly teachers who as Members will gain credit for their FASE activities within their annual academic portfolio submission. This will in turn facilitate teaching and assessment practices known to improve student learning.
The Faculty Academy for the Scholarship of Education aims to:
- Enhance the scholarship of education in Engineering, Computing and Maths;
- Provide a scholarly framework for the development of new curricula and the constructive alignment of curricula with approaches to teaching and assessment;
- Provide support, training and continuing professional development (in collaboration with CATL) in advanced pedagogical approaches based on research evidence;
- Build capacity in Engineering, Computing and Mathematics Education Research.
FASE will be officially launched at a champagne luncheon held at the University Club, Banquet Hall, on Friday 26th March from 11.30am.
We encourage all academic staff to come along and find out more about FASE, how it will benefit you, how it will benefit our students, how to become a member and much more!
Please RSVP to Kate Brandis: firstname.lastname@example.org or 6488 3229 as soon as possible.
Pictured in the attached photo is Winthrop Professor Caroline Baillie, Chair in Engineering Education and founder of FASE.