New partnership aims to improve learning and teaching
The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Advance HE, whose focus includes championing the continual development of teaching and learning in higher education.
Advance HE was recently formed as a result of the merger of the United Kingdom’s Equality Challenge Unit, the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
Advance HE inherits a range of relationships with Australian higher education providers, most notably through the HEA Fellowship Program.
To date there are more than 1400 Fellows in Australia, with membership demonstrating a commitment to enhancing teaching, learning and student experience.
TEQSA CEO Anthony McClaran, said that the MoU recognises the Fellowship Program’s significant presence in Australian higher education, and will allow TEQSA to work with Advance HE in supporting quality enhancement of teaching and learning across the sector.
“The TEQSA Act calls for us to protect students by requiring the provision of quality higher education, and partnerships such as this will allow the agency to keep up with international trends and best practice” said Mr McClaran.
Advance HE chief executive Alison Johns, said that the MOU with TEQSA highlights the value of sharing approaches and ideas which can help deliver effective support to institutions, with the ultimate aim of improving student experience.
The agreement, the sixteenth international MoU entered into by TEQSA, will encourage both parties to share information including examples of best practice across a range of areas such as accreditation, teaching excellence, academic leadership, equality and diversity.
Raphael May, Assistant Director, Communications: raphael.may [at] teqsa.gov.au, 0437 143 012 or (03) 8306 2536.