Educator-in-Residence Programme (EiRP)

EiRP facilitates active exchanges between the NUS academic community and distinguished educators from around the world

Denise Chalmers

Emeritus Professor, University of Western Australia
National Senior Teaching Fellow (OLT)


Personal page:
http://denisechalmers.com.au/biography/

 

About Denise Chalmers:
Denise, Emeritus Professor in the field of higher education teaching and learning at the University of Western Australia, was awarded an Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) National Senior Teaching Fellowship in 2015 and an Australian Awards for University Teaching: Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2014.

She has over 25 years of demonstrated leadership in higher education.  She led two university Centres of Teaching and Learning as Director and was the Foundation Director of the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (later renamed the Australian Learning and Teaching Council and subsequently the Office for Learning and Teaching in 2012) with responsibility for Awards, Fellowships and International Links.  She served as President (2008-2013) and then as Vice President (2014-2015) of the Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development (CADAD).  She has initiated and led several institutional, national and international initiatives and projects including developing and embedding teaching quality criteria and indicators and promoting the use of teaching and learning performance indicators to guide decision making and resource allocation.

Since August 2015, Denise has worked as a higher education consultant with institutions, organisations and individuals on aspects of teaching and learning that she has the expertise and experience.  In recent years, she has been an evaluator, reviewer, presenter and advisor to organisations, universities and projects in Australia and internationally.


Education:
M.Ed. Murdoch University, Western Australia, winning the W.A.I.E.R. Postgraduate prize in Education
B.Ed., Mount Lawley College of Advanced Education, Western Australia
DIPT, Graylands Teachers College, Western Australia.


Teaching awards:

  • National Senior Teaching Fellowship (OLT): Recognising and rewarding teaching: Australian teaching criteria and standards and expert peer review, 2015-17.
  • Australian Awards for University Teaching: Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning for “25 years of scholarly innovation and leadership to enhance student learning and engagement through developing university teachers and teaching” (Australian Government), 2014
  • Award for Excellence in the Leadership of Academic Development (University of Western Australia), 2013
  • Teaching Fellowship Award for Excellence in Teaching (Edith Cowan University), 1992.

Select Publications:
Books
Hunt, L., & Chalmers, D. (Eds.). (2012). University teaching in focus: A learning-centred approach. Victoria, Australia: Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Press.

Chapters in books
Chalmers, D., & Tucker, B. (in press). A national strategy for teaching excellence – one university at a time. InBroughan, C., Steventon, G., & Clouder, L. (Eds.), Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence: A new era for Higher Education. London: Taylor and Francis Books.

Hunt, L., & Chalmers, D. (2016). Change leadership, management and strategies to promote quality university teaching and learning. In S. Mukerji, & P. Tripathi (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Administration, Policy, and Leadership in Higher Education, (pp. 377-403). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Chalmers, D., & Partridge, L. (2012). Teaching graduate attributes and academic skills. In Hunt, L. & Chalmers, D. (Eds.), University teaching in focus: A learning-centred approach (pp. 56-73). Victoria, Australia: Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Press.

Hunt, L., Chalmers, D., & Macdonald, R. (2012). Effective classroom teaching. In Hunt, L. & Chalmers, D. (Eds.), University teaching in focus: A learning-centred approach (pp. 21-37). Victoria, Australia: Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Press.

Refereed Journals
Chalmers, D., & Hunt, L. (2016). Evaluation of teaching. HERDSA Review of Higher Education, 3, 25-55.

Chalmers, D., & Gardiner, D. (2015). An evaluation framework for identifying the effectiveness and impact of academic teacher development programs. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 46, 81–91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2015.02.002

Chalmers, D., & Gardiner, D. (2015). The measurement and impact of university teacher development programs. Educar, 51 (1), 53-80. http://dx.doi.org/10.5565/rev/educar.655

Chalmers, D. (2011). Progress and challenges to the recognition and reward of the scholarship of teaching in higher education. Higher Education Research and Development, 30(1), 25-38.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2011.536970


Competitive National Teaching and Learning Grants and Reports:
Recognising and rewarding teaching: Australian teaching criteria and standards and expert peer review (2015-17). http://recognisinguniteaching.edu.au/

Australian University Teaching Criteria and Standards Framework Project (2012-14). http://uniteachingcriteria.edu.au/

Identification and implementation of indicators and measures of impact on teaching preparation programs in higher education. (2011-12)

Rewarding and recognising quality teaching and learning through developing teaching and learning indicators in Australian universities (2007-10).