Professionalisation in Academic Development: Exploring learning designer roles in a changing higher education sector
Research Project (Ethics approval 2017000315)

Through this project we will develop a snapshot of current Learning Designers’ practices across Australian universities to identify and document:

  • relevant skills, knowledge, education and professional background,
  • the types of roles undertaken and employment conditions,
  • challenges and enablers in these roles and conditions and
  • areas for future attention.

Initial results:

Two page infographic initial results of our surveys (PDF).

Project Team:

Dr Christine Slade
Lecturer in Higher Education, Institute for Teaching & Learning Innovation The University of Queensland

Dom McGrath
Learning Designer, Team Leader Institute for Teaching & Learning Innovation The University of Queensland

Dr Ruth Greenaway
Senior Academic Developer Centre for Support and Advancement of Learning and Teaching University of the Sunshine Coast

For more details contact the Chief Investigator : Dr Christine Slade c.slade@uq.edu.au

Funding for this project has been provided by The Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development (CADAD)​