Since 2008, Carrick/ALTC/OLT has not taken applications for the Discipline-based Initiatives scheme.  This information is provided for reference.  Progress on previously funded DBI projects can be followed on the Office of Learning and Teaching website.

COMMON CURRICULUM ISSUES - funding scoping studies to map, examine and comment on selected curriculum issues commonly experienced by a number of disciplines in Australian higher education and to develop proposals for systematic, effective and efficient approaches to supporting and assuring the rigour, quality and ongoing improvement of practice in this area within institutions and across the sector as a whole.

DISCIPLINE-BASED INVESTIGATION FUNDS - funds are provided to sector-wide discipline leaders for them to identify sector-wide stakeholders, potential cross-disciplinary opportunities, critical issues, and contemporary strengths for their particular discipline.

HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES - funds are provided for collaborative action to be undertaken by existing communities of practice that make significant contribution to the enhancement of the student learning experience and student learning outcomes.

2007 Successful Discipline-based Initiative Proposals

Discipline-based Investigation Funds

UQ was successfully funded for one project under the Investigation funds program which was announced in June.

- Associate Professor Sylvia Rodger (project leader) School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences - Occupational Therapy: Mapping the future of Occupational Therapy Education in the 21st Century: Review and analysis of existing Australian Competency Standards for entry-level Occupational Therapists and their impact on Occupational Therapy Curricula across Australia ($110,000)

Common Curriculum Issues

UQ academics are involved as partner investigators on three successful Common Curriculum Issues projects.

  • Assessment of Generic Graduate Attributes - led by University of Sydney, partner investigators UQ, Griffith
  • Curriculum Development in Studio Teaching - led by UNSW, partner investigators UQ, RMIT, UTas
  • The role of honours in contemporary Australian higher education - ANU, partner investigators UQ, UTS, Newcastle
ALTC Discipline-based Initiatives Scheme section

Previous ALTC Fellowship, Grants and Initiatives Winners

Assessment policy and impact on practice: Sharpening the policy review process in Australian universities

A/Professor Julie Duck & Professor Susan Hamilton, 2008 ALTC Priority Project

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