Publication Details

G. Lefoe, D. Parrish, J. Malfroy & J. McKenzie (2011). Subject coordinators: Leading professional development for sessional staff. Australia: Australian Learning & Teaching Council.


The Coordinators Leading and Advancing Sessional Staff (CLASS) project, as it became known, explored a leadership capacity development framework that included targeted professional development as a means of improving academic leadership and management of sessional teaching teams. There were four partner universities: the University of Wollongong (lead), the University of Technology, Sydney, the University of Western Sydney and the Australian Catholic University. This report presents the details and findings from a two-year ALTC leadership project to enhance the quality of teaching through the development of subject coordinators' leadership capacity in four institutions. It also demonstrates a strategy for embedded dissemination practice. The project was initiated through discussions at a Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development meeting to build on the outcomes of the RED Report (Percy et al. 2008) and had the imprimatur of the CADAD executive and the strong support of the membership.