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ERIC Number: EJ824147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1361-1267
Evaluation of a University-Wide Strategy Providing Staff Development for Tutors: Effectiveness, Relevance and Local Impact
Smith, Calvin; Bath, Debra
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v12 n1 p107-122 Apr 2004
In this article we report on the results of an evaluation of a two-tiered strategic approach to the development of sessional teaching staff in one Australian university. Analysis of the data reveals a tension between the institutional imperatives underpinning the strategy and its local implementations. This tension ultimately undermines the effectiveness of such development strategies. We identify and describe various dimensions of this tension and its impact on programme quality and effectiveness and make recommendations for future strategic initiatives and their implementations. (Contains 7 tables, 3 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia