The COR109 Associate Lecturer team advances quality teaching by employing a whole of university approach to provide an inclusive and supportive transition experience for university students in their first semester of study. Through developing a student-centred curriculum, supporting sessional staff and collaborating with the wider University community, the team has supported over 12000 students through their transition experience. The curriculum, teaching approach, assessment and feedback practices have been designed to build on the differing social capital all students bring to their learning, enhancing student engagement and maximising student success on their journey to becoming a graduate of their discipline. The COR109 Associate Lecturer’s commitment to reflection, evaluation and research informed teaching practices recently led to the redesigning of learning activities and a marked improvement in students’ achievement. In order to support the sessional staff who nurture students through their first year transition, the COR109 team provides professional development and mentoring for up to 50 tutors and markers per semester. Feedback from tutors demonstrates that this practice boosts morale, helps to make tacit knowledge explicit, and embeds a student-centred culture within the full teaching team. Additionally, access points to institution-wide support facilities have been integrated into the COR109 curriculum. Members of the COR109 Associate Lecturer team collaborate with sections of the wider university such as Student Engagement and Services, Library, and Buranga Centre to ensure students on five campuses can meet their personal, social and academic needs for transitioning to university success.
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2016 Learning & Teaching Week: 2020 Teaching Visions. 2020 - What's Next?, Sunshine Coast, Australia 31 October - 4 November 2016
2016 Learning & Teaching Week
COR109 team – envisioning student success through research informed and student-centred curriculum, staff mentoring and professional development, and collaboration with the wider university community