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Academic Resource Network for Engineering and ICT Australia

Demonstration project on course redesign and academic productivity

Start: 2011
Report Publication Date: N/A
Primary Project Leader Leo Goedegebuure

Funding
Amount: $150,000.00 Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Source: Special Initiatives Reserve
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Summary
The demonstration project will assess improvements to academic productivity and student learning outcomes by employing activity based costing and course redesign in six selected subjects (courses) in two participating universities. For each selected course (subject), the first step is to use activity based costing techniques to get a sound understanding of cost drivers at the academic program level. The next step will involve course redesign, which in principle relates to disaggregation of academics' roles in terms of curriculum development, pedagogy, course delivery and assessment activities and limiting staff activities to those that can only be done by academics, replacing all other activities with technology and lower cost staff. The success of the project will be determined by improvements to academic productivity and student learning outcomes. The LH Martin Institute is primarily interested in the use of activity based cost modelling techniques for understanding cost drivers. The activity based costing exercise will be assisted by Stanford Emeritus Professor Bill Massy. The universities will be assisted in course redesign by Dr Carol Twigg, CEO of the National Center for Academic Transformation, USA.
Outcome
Keywords
Curriculum Level › Course
Curriculum › Design/Renewal
Learning › Evaluation
Disciplines
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Education Levels
  • Higher Education
  • Professional Development
Project Members
No project Members

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Contacts

Associate Deans & Educational Leaders in Engineering

Program Leaders in Engineering

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Contacts

Associate Deans Learning & Teaching in ICT

Program Leaders in ICT

Postal Address

Australian Computer Society
[ARNEIA]
P.O. Box Q534
QVB
Sydney 1230
NSW

Email

info@ARNEIA.edu.au