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Dr Lynne Parmenter
Senior Lecturer
Dr Arezou Zalipour
Lecturer
Charlotte Ferry-Parker
Senior Tutor
LynneP arezou Char
     
William Shields
Evaluation Coordinator
Craig Gilliver
Evaluation Assistant
Lissa Smith
Centre Administrator
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Dr Lynne Parmenter, PhD (Durham University, UK)

Senior Lecturer (Tertiary Teaching and Learning)
Room W.G.29, (07) 838 4466, select option 1 then extn 8697, e-mail: Dr Lynne Parmenter

Roles and responsibilities: LynneP

  • consultation/collaboration with faculty teams and individual staff members on all aspects of teaching and learning
  • PGCert Tertiary Teaching co-ordination and teaching
  • workshops for academic staff
  • development of resources on teaching and learning
  • observations of and feedback on teaching
  • involvement in the Teaching Excellence Awards process
  • PhD supervision

Research Interests:

  • Internationalisation of education
  • Global citizenship education
  • Intercultural education
  • English as a second/foreign language education
  • Education policy and reform
  • Education in Japan
  • Education in Kazakhstan

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Dr Arezou Zalipour, PhD (New Zealand), PhD (Malaysia), MA (Iran)

Lecturer (Tertiary Teaching and Learning)

Room W.G.39, (07) 838 4466, select option 1 then extn 4634, e-mail: Dr Arezou Zalipour

Roles and responsibilities:arezou

  • teaching of Postgraduate Certificate for Tertiary Teaching
  • support for staff on research into teaching
  • consultation with individual staff members on all aspects of teaching
  • observations of and feedback on teaching
  • involvement in Postgraduate Supervision Conversation sessions
  • workshops for academic staff
  • development of online tertiary teaching resources
  • contributor to TDU magazine
  • involvement in the work of Teaching Advocates
  • co-ordination of Teaching Network 
  • involvement in the Teaching Excellence Awards process

Research Interests:

  • creative technologies in tertiary teaching and learning
  • digital storytelling and education
  • the use of visual/digital media in teaching 
  • philosophies and theories of learning

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Charlotte Ferry-Parker, BSocSc(Hons)

Senior Tutor

Room W.G.35, (07) 838 4466, select option 1 then extn 4116, e-mail: Charlotte Ferry-Parker

Roles and responsibilities:Char

  • consultation with teaching staff about interpreting student feedback to improve their teaching 
  • work with staff and students to increase engagement with teaching evaluations
  • assist staff to develop formative evaluation instruments
  • workshops for academic staff about evaluating their teaching
  • tutor workshops in departments
  • contributor to TDU magazine
  • TDU and Appraisals and Evaluation webpage content
  • development of online tertiary teaching resources
  • involvement in the work of Teaching Advocates
  • assist with co-ordination of Teaching Network sessions
  • involvement in the Teaching Excellence Awards process
  • coordinator for Celebrating Teaching Day

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Lissa Smith

Centre Administrator
Room W.G.46, (07) 838 4839 e-mail: Lissa Smith

Roles and responsibilities: Lissa

  • centralised administration
  • accounts and budget management
  • procurement of goods and services
  • conference, travel and accommodation arrangements
  • events management
  • website maintenance

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William Shields, BMS(Hons)

Evaluation Coordinator
Room W.G.26, (07) 838 4466, select option 1 then extn 4341 e-mail: William Shields

Roles and responsibilities: WilliamShields

  • development and implementation of standard, customised and online course/teaching evaluations
  • liaison with staff and students about evaluations
  • data analysis of evaluation data at the end of each semester
  • preparation of reports – end of semester and end-of-year evaluations for Chairpersons of Departments (CODs) and the University
  • production of evaluation summaries during promotion period

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Craig Gilliver, BMCT

Evaluation Assistant

Room W.G.27, (07) 838 4466, select option 1 then extn 4341, e-mail: Craig Gilliver

Roles and responsibilities: Craig

  • assist the Evaluation Coordinator in the analysis of data and the preparation of summaries and reports
  • prepare evaluation questionnaires
  • prepare data for inclusion in the Academic Staff Portfolio (ASP)
  • liaise with staff about evaluation requirements
  • general duties associated with the Appraisals and Evaluations team

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