TED’s Academic Staff Development programmes cater to a variety of needs, where successful teaching and learning strategies and practices are used to support everyone, from novice academics who are concerned with day-to-day survival, experienced academics who want to improve their effectiveness, to highly accomplished academics who want to acquire advanced and innovative teaching methodologies.
TED’s Academic Staff Development programmes focus on the following 7 dimensions:
Our commitment to high-quality, effective development has resulted in positive gains, towards supporting our lecturers in their journeys towards transformational teaching capability and learning engagement.
We offer professional development in a variety of formats to address a range of timely topics associated with teaching, learning and technology in higher education. TED CPD Programmes are available in the following formats:
TED is partnered with the following organization(s) to bring value to our teaching and learning:
We have conducted pedagogy-related workshops in the following institution(s):
Continuous Professional Development, Creating Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Whether it is through an interactive, facilitated course, or a blended one, TED provides structured opportunities across the year for Taylor’s Lakeside lecturers to practice, develop, and innovate via continuous professional development (CPD). TED’s programmes are designed and tailored to the role of academic staff members and identified via Teaching Engagement Scale reports, planning processes and/or through annual professional review.
Support for New Academic Staff: Induction and University Teaching & Learning Programme
The Induction & University Teaching and Learning Programme (IP/UTLP) is designed specifically for new full-time academic staff members with the aim of successfully integrating new academic staff into the Taylor’s organization culture and contribute to its mission and vision. It is important to TED and Taylor’s that new hires feel welcome and prepared for their roles, and it is our hope that by the end of the programme, new hires will say "I Am Welcomed, Therefore I Belong".
The IP/UTLP consists of two sections:
Feedback from participants:
Support for Academics who are new to teaching: Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning
The Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (PGCTL), offered by the Taylor’s School of Education, is designed for newly appointed academics that do not possess a relevant teaching qualification and have less than two years of teaching experience. Such appointees must complete this programme within their first two years of employment. Other academic staff at Taylor’s University may enroll in the programme if there are places available and if they are supported in doing so by their Head of School.
Support for Tutors & Supervisors : Post-Graduate Tutor Development Programme & Post-Graduate Supervision Training Programme
The Post-Graduate Tutor Development Programme is designed to equip tutors with essential skill sets to provide educational facilitation and support to undergraduate students under the supervision of an experienced lecturer.
The Post-Graduate Supervision Training Programme is designed to equip supervisors, both new and experienced, with important skill sets and the guidelines needed to supervise post-graduate students successfully. This programme covers not only policies, procedures, university support, ethics and academic integrity, but also includes a toolkit to effective supervision such as managing student emotions, giving constructive feedback and building relationships.
The Teaching Engagement Scale (TES) is a customized web-based system designed for a lecturer’s professional development through the collection of feedback from 4 key stakeholders – the self, the majority of students, superior and peer.DISCOVER MORE
Taylor’s Teaching and Learning Conference (TTLC) continues to be an exciting meeting point for more than 200 experts and participants from over 14 countries including lecturers, researchers, thought-leaders, policy makers and Ministry of Education Officers.DISCOVER MORE