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Visiting Fellows in Educational Development
Dillon Hall in the Fall

Denise Chalmers

August 16 - October 24, 2015
Emeritus Professor, University of Western Australia
National Senior Teaching Fellow 2015

Denise Chalmers

Awarded a National Senior Teaching Fellowship (2015) on recognising and rewarding university teaching. Currently, Professor Emeritus in the field of higher education teaching and learning. I have over 25 years demonstrated leadership in higher education.  I have led two university Centres of Teaching and Learning as Director and was a Foundation Director of the Carrick Institute (later ALTC) with specific responsibility for Awards, Fellowships and International Links. I have served as President and then as Vice President of the Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development (CADAD) 2008-2014.  I have initiated and led several national and international initiatives and projects. In my various roles as a director I have provided significant university and sector wide leadership through initiating and implementing enhancement initiatives including developing and embedding teaching quality criteria and indicators, assessment and curriculum review and reform, enhanced teaching and learning through the strategic use of online and communication technologies, promoting student focused teaching and learning practices, and identifying and promoting the use of teaching and learning performance indicators to guide decision making and resource allocation.

I am an active contributor to the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education through publications, proposing and participating in innovative and successful competitive grants and projects, speaking engagements and working with networks and institutions nationally and internationally. I contribute to the national and international agenda on developing and enhancing teaching and learning and criteria, standards and indicators of quality in higher education.