The principles provide a useful starting point for reflection upon and teaching methods, which can prompt continual change and improvement, allowing teachers to teach well and learners to learn well.
The 2017/8 SALT Seminar and Workshop Programme is therefore themed 'Seven Characteristics of a Good University Teacher'. The button below links to a fuller account of Chickering and Gamson's work, along with some examples of how the principles can be implemented in teaching, learning and assessment.
2017/18's seminars and workshops aim to illustrate successful implementation of the principles, which may be of interest to, and provide support for, academic staff wishing to further develop their learning and teaching.
The first seminar took place in November 2017 at the Bay Campus, 'Lightboard in Engineering' (blog and video recording here).
The second was at the Singleton Campus on Wednesday February 14th 2018, 'Closing the Gap' with Scenario-based learning (blog and video recording here).
The third, on 'Audio Feedback' took place at the Singleton Campus on March 14th 2018 (blog and video recording here).
The most recent workshops, in April and May, have been on how the use of archives -namely Swansea University's Richard Burton Archives - meets several of the seven characteristics when used in teaching and learning within many disciplines. Watch out for resources on this theme to be published on the SALT website soon, featuring academic staff sharing their positive experiences.
The next session will be held at The Bay Campus (details to follow).
All of the 'seven characteristics' seminars and workshops are multi-disciplinary in application, and will continue throughout 2018/9.