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Formative Evaluation of an Advanced Professioanl Development Programme for University Teachers

Basbas, N. (2019) Formative Evaluation of an Advanced Professioanl Development Programme for University Teachers.

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Abstract:Teaching quality assurance has recently received attention from higher education institutions around the world (Jacob, Xion, & Ye, 2015), including a research-led university in the Netherlands. One of the university initiatives for improving teaching quality has been development and implementation of a unique advanced professional development programme for teaching staff called Senior University Teaching Qualification (SUTQ). The goal of this study was to formatively evaluate SUTQ, identify potential areas for further growth and development and propose both theoretical and practical suggestions for improvement of the programme. The focus of the evaluation was the programme alignment with the institutional context and participants’ needs. A case study employing multiple qualitative research methods including document analysis, interviews and a focus group session was conducted. The investigation identified potential for improvement in the following five areas: curriculum, instruction, delivery, community formation and feedback. The main contribution of this study are theoretical suggestions for improvement in each of the identified areas and a modified model of SUTQ that integrates these theoretical suggestions and applies them to the SUTQ case.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:79 andragology
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
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