After working with QUT Law School academics to transform their teaching for a little over twelve months, I designed and developed the Law School Learning and Teaching Staff Development Framework.
This framework unpacks the core skills and knowledge academics require to be effective and innovative educators in a blended learning environment and to prepare for the digital disruption of the higher education industry. My framework aligns with the strategic level QUT Real World Capabilities for all staff and the Blended and Online Learning Framework which is a pathway to achieving the Real World Learning 202 Vision. The framework enabled academics to understand their current levels of readiness for blended learning, target specific skills and knowledge of use in their professional development planning, and to quantify their effort in the Learning & Teaching domain against the Real World Capabilities descriptors.
I presented the framework to my colleagues at the 2015 Law School Retreat and then asked staff to anonymously assess themselves against the framework, which gave me the data required to develop a highly effective and targeted staff development program.