Leading Research Capacity Development

Course code EDUC6451Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course develops an understanding of how to lead research capacity development in the higher education sector. It achieves this by taking participants through a series of important topics that are designed to provide professional development, research training and support for probationary staff, Early Career and Mid-Career researchers, in line with the contemporary University’s research strengthening priorities.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:

1) Understanding of how a research career is built and maintained;
2) Demonstrate skills in strategic research planning;
3) Demonstrate an understanding of research leadership and capacity building;
3) Demonstrate an appreciation of the shifting research environment locally, nationally and internationally.
ContentIndicative content will include:

- Research leadership, planning, and capacity building
- Planning for government research quality assessment (ERA) success
- Demystifying the Australian Research Council (ARC) as a funding body
- Effective study leave (SSP) programming
- Building and maintaining a research profile
- Rethinking the teaching-research nexus
Replacing Course(s)EDUC6099
TransitionStudents who have completed EDUC6099 will be given credit for this course or an equivalent.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsIntegrated Learning
Assessment Items
ProjectsA portfolio consisting of a series of research planning and capacity building activities.
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks