Welcome to PATS

Welcome to the Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme (PATS) website. Here you will find everything you could ever want to know about PATS, including a description of the scheme and its background, an outline of the PATS process, newsletters, resources and more!

The Peer Assisted Teaching Scheme aims to inform and equip academics with skills and strategies to reinvigorate their units. It provides opportunities for teachers to share ideas; to discuss improvements and to develop future educational innovations. The overarching aim of PATS is to contribute to the development of a culture within the Australian Higher Education sector of valuing and enhancing the quality of the student learning experience.

The impact of PATS is outlined in the PATS results section and is supported by a range of publications

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Latest PATS newsletter - now online

The March 2014 edition of the PATS newsletter is now available to download

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The role of collegiality in academic work: your chance to contribute

Academics (faculty members) who have been or are currently employed at higher education institutions are invited to participate in the following study, conducted by A/Prof Simon Barrie and Ms Giedre Kligyte (PhD Candidate) from The University of Sydney. The research will form the basis of Ms Giedre Kligyte's doctoral research under the supervision of A/Prof Simon Barrie and Dr Tai Peseta.

The role of collegiality in academic work

The study will explore how academics evoke the idea of collegiality to explain the apparent uniqueness of academic work in the context of increasing managerialisation of HE environment. In particular, it will investigate how the collective imaginary around collegiality in academic work is constructed, maintained, contested, and negotiated. 

To find out more about the study and to contribute to this research visit the project website at: http://collegialitystudy.wordpress.com/


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PATS Symposium a success!

Around 90 participants from 27 institutions across Australia braved a wet December day to celebrate and reflect on peer mentoring at the OLT National Senior Teaching Fellowship Symposium on Caulfield campus. The day was a great success with 80% of delegates rating the program and calibre of speakers as very good or excellent.

Presentations from the day are now available.


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Angela Carbone

A/Professor Angela Carbone (PhD)

Director, Education Excellence
Office of the Vice-Provost (Learning & Teaching)

Monash University 

2012 OLT National Senior Teaching Fellow


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