Trigwell, K., Rodriguez, K. C & Han, F. (2012). Assessing the impact of a university teaching development programme. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education,37(4), 499-511. United Kingdom: Routledge. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2010.547929
Four different indicators are used to assess the impact of a year‐long university teaching development programme in an Australian research‐led university. All four indicators show small positive outcomes. Teachers who complete the programme have higher rates of receipt of teaching awards and teaching development grants than their colleagues who do not participate in the programme. Students in the classes of teachers who complete the programme report, on average, higher satisfaction scores than students in the classes of the same teacher before she/he completed the programme. Students in the faculties where the programme is completed by a higher proportion of academic staff report greater change to levels of satisfaction in the quality of their degree over the seven‐year period of the study. The methodology adopted involves several new approaches to evaluation and confirms the need for the use of an evaluation framework and multi‐indicator strategy.
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