This paper outlines a professional development framework for teachers in higher education, based on the United Kingdom Professional Standards Framework. The framework outlined in this paper has been designed to align with a range of other evolving models of tertiary teaching standards, extending these to identify performance indicators at three different levels of operation: teaching classes, coordinating units and, leading programs. The model is generic in terms of its overall design, but explicitly incorporates disciplinarity within the levels of operation to enable application to a variety of fields. The way in which this framework will be tailored for teaching mathematical sciences, as part of an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Project, is also discussed.
Research and Development in Higher Education: Reshaping Higher Education: proceedings of the 33rd Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual International Conference (HERDSA 2010), Melbourne, Australia, 06-09 July 2010 / M. Devlin, J. Nagy and A. Lichtenberg (eds.),