Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Details

Percy, A., Moore, J., & Mitchell, A. (2001). Mapping the tertiary literacy skills of the Bachelor of Commerce: a step towards inter-disciplinary dialogue and cohesive skills development in a degree program. In P. Little, J. Conway, K. Cleary, S. Bourke, J. Archer & A. Kingsland (Eds.), Learning Partnerships: Proceedings of the 2001 Anual HERDSA Conference, University of Newcastle.


This paper outlines a two-staged inter-disciplinary project in the Faculty of Commerce designed to identify, review and integrate the teaching of tertiary literacy skills within the undergraduate degree programs. The paper provides an overview of the process that involves three strategic learning partnerships: the partnership between the Faculty of Commerce and Learning Development; the partnership between Commerce academics and Learning Development staff; and inter-disciplinary partnerships within the faculty. The paper emphasises the importance of inter and intra-disciplinary dialogue and a whole degree approach as a means for ensuring articulated skills instruction across a degree program and improvements in teaching and learning outcomes.


130103 Higher Education, 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy