ERIC Number: ED200073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
A Case for Establishing a Teaching and Learning Service Unit at U.N.E.
Anh-Nguyet, Nguyen thi; And Others
The need for establishing a teaching and learning services unit at the University of New England (UNE) in Australia, and information on tertiary education units in nine Australian universities are examined. Among the reasons for establishing a services unit at UNE are the following: the idea of a service center has found acceptance within the academic community; the need for staff and course development has been well recognized; requests have been received by the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee for assistance in developing services and programs; there is a need for making more effective use of less abundant resources for teaching purposes; and there is a need to deal with growing competition for students. Considerations in creating the position of Director of Educational Services and proposed duties and functions of a Director are outlined. Academic staff development efforts in North America are briefly noted, and results of visiting teaching or research units of the following nine Australian universities are examined: University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of New South Wales, Macquarie University, The Australian National University, University of Queensland, Griffith University, University of Adelaide, and Flinders University. For each unit, information is provided on origins, functions, organization, staffing, equipment, funding, research, and problems encountered. Guidelines for developing tertiary education units are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Case Studies, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Study Centers, Educational Needs, Evaluation Needs, Faculty Development, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Needs, Institutional Role, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Research and Development Centers, Research Needs, School Visitation, Teacher Centers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of New England, Armidale (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia; Australian National University; Flinders University of South Australia; Griffith University (Australia); Macquarie University (Australia); Monash University (Australia); University of Adelaide (Australia); University of Melbourne (Australia); University of New South Wales (Australia); University of Queensland (Australia)
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