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About Cathryn McCormack

Cathryn McCormack BSc(Hons) (ANU), MEd(Adult Education) (UNE)
Cathryn is a Lecturer (Teaching and Learning) in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Southern Cross University where her work focuses on promoting excellence in teaching and learning.
She has a wide range of experience gained through her roles in IT, administration, adult community education and higher education. Since moving to higher education in late 2003 she has worked in teaching and learning centres at the University of New England and Southern Cross University. Her first role was professional: processing and reporting on student feedback, but her interest and pursuit of scholarship in this area led to a transition into an academic role. In this capacity she has supported staff in areas such as evidence, teaching awards, teaching and learning grants, and the promotion of the scholarship of teaching.
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.
Her focus on the user experience, developed initially through her work in IT, has been transformed in education to focus on both the learner and teacher experiences. Her interest in this area has led to her current PhD investigation into how academics learn effective teaching.
Expertise:
Preparing teaching awards and grants / Evidencing teaching / Scholarship of teaching and learning / Qualitative methods for survey pretesting

Positions

Present Lecturer, Southern Cross University Centre for Teaching and Learning
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Contact Information

PO Box 157
Lismore NSW
Australia 2480
Phone: (+61 2) 6620 3886
Fax: (+61 2) 6620 3426
Mobile: 0437 097 696

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Books (1)

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