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Australasian Higher Education Evaluation Forum (AHEEF) 2008

"Evidence based Decision Making: Scholarship and Practice"

Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd October 2008

Welcome

 

The Centre for Higher Education Quality (MQU), Monash University is pleased to announce the sixth Evaluation Forum to be held in Melbourne from 2-3 October 2008. The forum has the overall theme 'Evidence based Decision Making: Scholarship and Practice'. The theme aims to reflect how evaluation outcomes are utilised in universities to make change.

The target audiences for the Forum are primarily, but not exclusively those involved in evaluations in the higher education sector. This is an extraordinary opportunity to network with peers and discover the different ways in which similar evaluations problems are solved in our Asia Pacific region.

The Forum will feature a keynote speaker from Canada, Professor Harry G. Murray who is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. He has conducted research over the past 30 years on teacher characteristics that contribute to effectiveness in university teaching, including personality traits and classroom teaching behaviors; and on methods of evaluating and improving university teaching, including summative and formative student instructional ratings.

Pre-Forum Workshops

In addition to being key-note speaker for the AHEEF Forum, Professor Murray will also be running two pre-forum workshops for those that are interested in learning more about strategies for improving teaching effectiveness.

WORKSHOP 1

THE TEACHER BEHAVIOURS INVENTORY:  WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN YOU USE IT TO IMPROVE TEACHING?

Date: Tuesday 30 September
Location: Building C Level 3, Caulfield campus
Time: 2pm - 4pm, followed by afternoon tea.

The Teacher Behaviours Inventory (TBI) is a paper-and-pencil instrument intended to give feedback from students to teachers as to needed changes in the frequency of occurrence of specific classroom teaching behaviours. This workshop will present guidelines for the use of the TBI in faculty development, will review research done with the TBI, including research showing the impact of TBI feedback on teaching improvement, and will provide workshop participants with ample opportunity to examine and evaluate the TBI. 

Registration fee: $50

WORKSHOP 2

DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF TEACHING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS:  THREE CASE STUDIES.

Date: Wednesday 1 October
Location - Building C Level 3, Caulfield campus
Time: 2pm - 4pm, followed by afternoon tea.

Although considerable resources have been invested in the development of programs for the improvement of college and university teaching in North America, very little research has been done to determine whether these programs do in fact lead to improved teaching.  This workshop will provide discussion of measurement and design issues in evaluating teaching improvement programs, and will examine three case studies from the University of Western Ontario in which the implementation of a program for the improvement of teaching was accompanied by formal research designed to evaluate the impact of the program

Registration fee: $50

To register for the workshops, please tick the appropriate box(s) on the registration form.

If you like further information about AHEEF, please contact Associate Professor Sid Nair, Director (Interim) at the Monash Quality Unit (MQU) on +61 3 9905 1544 or sid.nair@adm.monash.edu.au

Mailing Address:

 

Monash Quality Unit
PO Box 3A
Monash University
Victoria 3800
Australia

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne for this inspirational event.

 

 

 
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Enquiries

For enquiries, please 
Phone: (+61 3) 9905 9165
Fax: (+61 3) 9905 9186 or email to sally.zanic@adm.monash.edu.au