In early 2017, the Vice-Chancellor set out the priorities for the University. These included enhancing the quality of teaching and the student experience to further deliver on UWA’s commitment to providing a world-class education. The introduction of the UWA Courses framework in 2012 explicitly intended to foster research-informed teaching and embed the learning of research skills in all majors and courses.
The Research-led Teaching Project is a continuation of this increased focus on research-informed education. The project is one of four within the Enhanced Education Strategy, and is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dawn Freshwater, and the 2017 Postgraduate Students’ Association President, Mr Owen Myles. The purpose of the project is to explore the nature of research-led teaching at UWA and around the world and to offer recommendations for staff professional development and student research activities.
A discussion paper was presented for input to a meeting of the Academic Board in November 2017. It was then made available to UWA staff and students via email and social media, respectively, to obtain feedback which was incorporated into the final version of the paper. We thank the staff members and students who responded.
The project’s report on enhancing staff professional development and student research activities is now available to staff and students for feedback, especially on the report’s 16 recommendations.
The consultation period is open until 28 February. Please send your feedback to Joanne Faulkner at [email protected]
A word version of the report can be downloaded here.