Cathryn McCormack BSc(Hons) (ANU), MEd(Adult Education) (UNE) Cathryn is a Lecturer (Teaching and Learning) in the Teaching and Learning Centre at Southern Cross University where her work focuses on promoting excellence in teaching and learning. She has taught and held management roles in adult community education prior to moving to higher education to work with student feedback and subsequently the ALTC funded Promoting Excellence Initiative. In the past seven years she has worked in teaching and learning centres at the University of New England and now Southern Cross University. Cathryn combines her experience from adult community education with principles of evidence based practice to promote a scholarly approach to teaching. She uses extrinsic goals such as preparing grant and award applications, SoTL publications, academic performance reviews and promotion applications to provide incentives for staff to engage with a range of support processes directed toward the scholarship of teaching and learning. The focus of her doctoral research, commenced in 2011, is on investigating how learning design can incorporate asynchronous video to promote higher order thinking skills. She hopes through this to promote a scholarly approach to the use of video in learning design that go beyond recorded lectures and screencasts. Expertise: Preparing teaching awards and grants / Evidencing teaching / Scholarship of teaching and learning
A blind spot in higher education research? a call for the explicit use of qualitative survey validation methods, Research and development in higher education: connections in higher education: refereed papers from the 35th HERDSA Annual International Conference (2012)
This research paper was reviewed using a double blind peer review process that meets DIISR...
Professional development online: ethics education for accountants and business managers (with Josie Fischer), Annual ascilite International Conference (2009)
Motivation: an appropriate topic for a teaching evaluation?, Australasia Higher Education Evaluation Forum (AHEEF), Centre for Higher Education Quality, Monash University (2008)