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Assessing distributed leadership for learning and teaching quality: a multi-institutional study


Carbone, A and Evans, J and Ross, B and Drew, S and Phelan, L and Lindsay, K and Cottman, C and Stoney, S and Ye, J, Assessing distributed leadership for learning and teaching quality: a multi-institutional study, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 39, (2) pp. 183-196. ISSN 1360-080X (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2017 Association for Tertiary Education Management and the LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management

DOI: doi:10.1080/1360080X.2017.1276629


Distributed leadership has been explored internationally as a leadership model that will promote and advance excellence in learning and teaching in higher education. This paper presents an assessment of how effectively distributed leadership was enabled at five Australian institutions implementing a collaborative teaching quality development scheme called the Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme. The Scheme brings together expertise from teams of academics, coordinators, and institutional learning and teaching portfolio holders to the shared goal of enhancing learning and teaching quality. A distributed leadership benchmarking tool was used to assess the Scheme’s effectiveness, and we found that (i) the Scheme is highly consistent with the distributed leadership benchmarks, and that (ii) the benchmarking tool is easily used in assessing the alignment (or otherwise) of teaching and learning quality initiatives with distributed leadership benchmarks. This paper will be of interest to those seeking to assess implementations of distributed leadership to improve teaching quality and leadership capacity.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:collaborative professional development, higher education, peer assisted teaching scheme
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Management, resources and leadership
UTAS Author:Drew, S (Dr Steve Drew)
ID Code:114169
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2017-02-08
Last Modified:2018-05-24

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