These dimensions and associated criteria have been benchmarked against existing institutional (UNSW Academic Expectations, Peer Review of Teaching), national (Australian University Teaching Criteria and Standards – AUTCAS; Australian Professional Tertiary Teaching Standards - APTTS) and international (UK Higher Education Academy Professional Standards and Universitas 21 Teaching Standards) frameworks for evaluating teaching effectiveness.

In 2018, the project team scanned the environment for existing ePortfolio tools that might be employed to implement the above-mentioned dimensions and criteria in an education portfolio for UNSW academic staff. No existing software met all the requirements for proposed portfolio. The UNSW Engagement and Transformation team were subsequently engaged to develop a proof of concept (PoC) for the education portfolio. Members of the project team entered evidence against criteria to test usability and functionality of the PoC.

Following the successful proof of concept, UNSW IT have developed a production version of myEducation Portfolio.To assist academic staff in developing their education portfolios, myEducation Portfolio contains resources on collecting evidence as well as a Guide to indicative standards and associated evidence applicable to each academic level of promotion.

The Scientia Education Academy are currently working towards incorporating myEducation Portfolio in career development, teaching awards and academic promotion at UNSW.



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Gary Velan

Gary Velan

I am a multi-award winning medical educator with more than 25 years of experience at UNSW. I am currently Senior Vice Dean (Education) in Medicine and a Scientia Education Fellow.

The Scientia Education Academy project team includes Alex Steel, Benson Lim, Cathy Sherry, Chihiro Thomson, Chinthaka Balasooriya, Chris Tisdell, Emma Robertson, Gigi Foster, Louise Lutze-Mann, Michelle Langford, Richard Buckland, Sami Kara and Simon McIntyre.