‘An essential right’ : Reflections on evaluating a professional development program for tutors

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Fredericks, Vanessa and Bosanquet, Agnes. (2017). ‘An essential right’ : Reflections on evaluating a professional development program for tutors. International Journal for Academic Development. 22(1), pp. 84-89. https://doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2016.1261355
AuthorsFredericks, Vanessa and Bosanquet, Agnes
Abstract

While there is a growing body of research on sessional staff experiences, there are few published accounts evaluating their professional development. This paper reflects on an evaluation of a university-wide professional development program for tutors at an Australian university. A combination of complementary approaches were used to inform the development of the evaluation, namely: Participatory Action Research, monitoring, evaluation, research and improvement, and Participatory Evaluation. Findings of the evaluation reveal valuable lessons for the academic development of sessional teaching staff.

Keywordsevaluation; professional development; sessional staff; tutors
Year2017
JournalInternational Journal for Academic Development
Journal citation22 (1), pp. 84-89
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1360-144X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2016.1261355
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85008515622
Research or scholarlyScholarly
Page range84-89
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Online03 Jan 2017
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Accepted27 Jul 2016
Deposited26 Jul 2021
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