Education Performance Standards
For promotion of level A-E
The Academic Performance Framework applies to all academic staff. It serves to articulate the high-level expectations of academic endeavour across the three areas of Research, Education and Engagement.
The Education Performance Standards apply to staff applications for promotion to Levels A-E in academic promotion rounds.
As part of the standards, Monash includes Peer Review of Teaching as a component of the academic promotion process. The revised standards are in line with global best practice and support Monash’s continued delivery of excellence in education.
Writing an evidence-rich Education case
The Education Performance Standards Moodle resource steps you through the thinking and planning process to develop an Education case which shows evidence of your impact. The resource has a structured learning pathway, provides you with samples of Education cases and steps you thought how to build the narrative of your case.
Work through this resource in your own time
This is supplemented by workshops which discuss the case structure and focus on integrating evidence of impact in an education case. The workshop mirrors some of the learning in the Moodle resource but is conducted live.
Spaces are limited in these workshops so only select this pathway if you have time to do some pre-work around your educational achievements which you will need to bring to the workshop. If time is not available, select the Moodle resource instead.
Learning and Teaching Criteria
Monash has six learning and teaching criteria which provide appropriate expectations for you as an educator. These criteria enable you to recognise your achievements, identify opportunities for further professional development, and assist in planning for your future career.
- Design and planning of learning activities
Planning, development and preparation of learning activities, learning resources and materials, for unit, course or degree; including coordination, involvement or leadership in curriculum design and development.
- Teaching and supporting student learning
Quality teaching approaches and strategies that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn; including face-to-face, pre-class, post-class, online, and peer to peer, and at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
- Assessment and giving feedback to students on their learning
Design and execution of formative and summative assessment tasks that are aligned with student learning outcomes, and the provision of appropriate and timely feedback that fosters independent learning.
- Developing effective learning environments, student support and guidance
Activities related to the creation of an engaging learning environment for students, including supporting transition, development of learning communities and strategies that account for and encourage student equity and diversity, thus respecting students as individuals.
- Integration of scholarship, research and professional activities with teaching and in support of student learning
Contributions to the scholarship of learning and teaching (including curriculum and student engagement) within their discipline or more generally that leads to change in or enhanced teaching practice and/or the support of colleagues.
- Evaluation and development of practice leading to continual professional enhancement
The use of self-review, student and peer evaluation and academic development opportunities to inform and enhance teaching practice.
The types of evidence you collect and illustrate will depend on the criteria against which you are aiming to show achievement. Different forms of evidence may be applicable across criteria, there is not necessarily a “right or wrong answer”.
Use judgment and seek advice from your peers and mentors as to which of the evidence types will support your narrative.