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We're keen to hear from you. Perhaps you have an idea and want someone to partner with to get started. Or you have already ventured out into the innovation space, then we want to help share your story.

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About Us

Exploring innovation, finding inspiration, sharing ideas

The Teaching Innovation Unit (TIU) supports academics to drive innovation in their teaching practices and curriculum, and enhance the use of digital technologies to facilitate learning.

In this, we are guided by UniSA's Teaching and Learning Framework and Teaching Practice guidelines.

Our key areas of focus include:

As a unit, we work closely with the Deans: Teaching and Learning across each Division.

Our external focus is about global research on new innovations for teaching and learning; but, innovation doesn't just happen. New ideas must be tested for efficacy, scalability and ease of integration by our consultants and analysts who are constantly reviewing and updating the practices and technologies we work with.

We also collaborate with academics who are forging innovation in their own teaching and welcome the opportunity to share their insights with you.

As you explore the TIU website you will discover the many areas of innovation and support we provide.

Why not get in touch, we're sure to find a solution and we'd love to hear from you.

TIU Teams

CampusNameRole
City West Professor Shane Dawson Director: Teaching Innovation Unit
City West Ange McClelland Unit Executive Officer
City West Melissa Rapassanis Project Officer

Academic Development

CampusNameRole
City West      Dr Sheridan Gentili Associate Director: Online Curriculum Development
City West Dr. Stuart Dinmore Curriculum Development
City West Dr. Gavin Sanderson Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
City West Dr. Tim Rogers Learning & Teaching Strategy
City West Dr. Cassandra Colvin Manager: Learning Analytics
City West Dr. Ben Kehrwald Academic Developer: UniSA Online
City West Dr. Claire Aitchison Academic Developer: UniSA Online
City West Dale Wache Academic Developer: Division BUE
City West Dr. Negin Mirriahi Academic Developer: UniSA Online
City East Dr. David Birbeck Academic Developer: Division HSC
Magill Dr. Ruth Fazakerley Academic Developer: Division EASS
Mawson Lakes Dr. Diana Quinn Academic Developer: Division ITEE

Language & Literacy

CampusNameRole
City West Dr. Rowena Harper Associate Director: Curriculum Development & Support
City West Dr. Helen Benzie Language & Literacy Coordinator
City East  Dr Nayia Cominos Language & Literacy Coordinator
Magill Dr Shashi Nallaya Language & Literacy Coordinator
Mawson Lakes Dr. Kerry Smith Language & Literacy Coordinator

Research Education

CampusNameRole
City West Professor Alistair McCulloch Head: Education Research
City West Dr. Cassandra Loeser Lecturer in Research Education
City West Dr. Wendy Bastalich Lecturer in Research Education
City West Dr. Monica Behrend Lecturer in Research Education
City West Dr. Judy Ford Lecturer in Research Education

Technology Enhanced Learning

CampusNameRole
City West Wayne Pedder Manager: Technology Enhanced Learning
City West Patrick Raets Consultant: Technology Enhanced Learning
City West Rob Wood Senior Business Analyst
City West Adam Poetsch Data Analyst
City West An Zhao Educational Innovation Officer
City West Shane McCarthy Technical Officer (Video)
City West Neil Low Technical Officer (Video)

Educational Design

CampusNameRole
City West Brigitte Sloot Online Educational Designer: UniSA Online
City West Joshua Cramp Online Educational Designer: UniSA Online
City West Kerry Johnson Online Educational Designer: TIU
City West Richard McInnes Online Educational Designer: UniSA Online
City West Stuart Deer Online Educational Designer: TIU
City West Tracey Johnson Online Educational Designer: TIU/EASS
City West Simon Smith Online Educational Designer: TIU/BUE
City West Tristram Lawson Online Educational Designer: BUE
City West Roger Edmonds Online Educational Designer: BUE
City West Andrew Thomson Online Educational Designer: TIU
City East Hayley Timms Online Educational Designer: HSC
City East Anne Lonie Online Educational Designer: HSC
City East Mariam Shah Online Educational Designer: UniSA Online
Mawson Lakes Pramilla Rathore Online Educational Designer: ITEE
Mawson Lakes Robert Moller Online Educational Designer: ITEE
Magill Kim Hynes Online Educational Designer: TIU

Technical/Multimedia

CampusNameRole
City West Charlotte Rose AV Project Coordinator
City West Dave MacKey Technical Officer Audio Visual/Multimedia

Deans: Teaching and Learning

The University's Deans: Teaching and Learning provide institution-wide and Division-focused leadership, promoting and supporting the distinctive teaching and learning priorities and the student experience agenda of the University.

Their focus is on strengthening the quality of the teaching and student experience, benchmarking performance and identifying curriculum development opportunities at both the disciplinary and interdisciplinary levels.