The Australian | 10 October 2012
The Australian National University’s embrace of online teaching will be given a boost under new arrangements that will see all academic teaching staff designated to one of three groups: online learning; promoting excellence; or adult education and staff development.
Deputy vice-chancellor (academic) Marnie Hughes-Warrington said she had wanted to identify clear functional areas that would promote teaching within the university.
But the delivery of the graduate certificate in higher education and masters of higher education would be reviewed, a move criticised by staff and the academic union.
Hughes-Warrington said the university was looking at portfolio-based credentials delivered by the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia and Britain’s Higher Education Academy. While neither would be recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework, she said it was more about professional recognition than a formal credential.