A wide range of scholarly teaching and learning projects have been initiated and developed by IML that support strategic goals for learning and teaching at UTS. Many of these projects have also developed valuable teaching and learning resources.
First Year Experience Project
As part of the university's Widening Participation initiatives and under the theme of retention and success, the First Year Experience Program has developed a strong network of colleagues working to enhance the experiences of first year students across UTS.
o Coordinators Leading Advancement of Sessional Staff (CLASS - ALTC project)
o Embedding and sustaining leadership development for course coordinators through tailored support during curriculum review (ALTC project)
o An Evaluation of Information Technology Projects for university learning (UTSD) 1998. (available at City Campus library)
o Australian Scholarship in Teaching (CUTSD) 2000. This joint project involved four universities and was coordinated by RMIT University, with La Trobe University, Griffith University and University of Technology Sydney. The project developed a model to support university teachers in their scholarly practice and to communicate the scholarship of teaching widely throughout the Australian higher education community.
o Dissemination, Adoption and Adaptation of Project Innovations in Higher Education (AUTC) 2005. Jo McKenzie, Shirley Alexander, Carly Harper, Susan Anderson, Lead Institution: University of Technology Sydney.
o Embedding peer review of learning and teaching in e-learning and blended learning environments (ALTC) 2010. A project led by Jo McKenzie which included project members from each of the ATN universities. Ongoing work has continued with peer review at UTS and other ATN universities since project completion.
Research Degree Projects
IML staff supervise scholarly learning and teaching projects being undertaken by staff completing the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning. IML staff also supervise higher degree research students and welcome enquiries about their areas of interest which can be found on the IML staff pages. Some of the research degree projects supervised by IML staff are listed below.
Conceptions of teaching and learning instrumental and vocal music: a study of the ways musicians and their students experience the phenomenon of teaching and learning music at a tertiary level: Anna Reid 1999 (available at City Campus library)
Informal practices: a self-study of professional development for information and communication technologies: 2002 Simon Housego (available at City Campus library)
Assignments, information and learning: the postgraduate student experience: 2006 Nicola Parker
The Variation in Analyst/Designers Conceptions of and Approaches to Business Information System Analysis/Design: Ilona Box (FEIT)
Lecturers’ experiences of computers in everyday academic practice: Anne-Mare Dreyer (FASS)
How students learn journalism through reflection and social media: Jenna Price (FASS)