As noted in Opening UTAS to Talent: The UTAS Academic (University of Tasmania, 2014), "The UTAS Academic specifies performance expectations for academic staff and provides a series of performance benchmarks (p.4)." One set of these performance expectations relate to teaching. The Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs) provide expectations based on the idea that:
Outstanding teaching practice must be informed by a pedagogy based on substantive educational scholarship as well as sound disciplinary knowledge, and tested against appropriate benchmarks inside and outside the University (p. 3).
The TPE framework has also been aligned to the UK Higher Education Academy's Professional Standards Framework (PSF) to support staff gaining external recognition and accreditation for their teaching, learning support, curriculum and professional activities.
There are rubrics which may be used to consider performance for each of the Academic Levels (A-E). Please use the tabs below to access each of these.
Download a word document containing the Academic Level A TPE Rubric.
Download a word document containing the Academic Level B TPE Rubric.
Download a word document containing the Academic Level C TPE Rubric.
Download a word document containing the Academic Level D TPE Rubric.
Download a word document containing the Academic Level E TPE Rubric.
To assist staff in the development and implementation of teaching practice in line with the TPEs, the Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching (TILT) provides a range of supports. Here you can find some brief information about this support, organised by the three TPE domains.
University of Tasmania. (2014). Opening UTAS to Talent: The UTAS Academic. Retreived from http://www.utas.edu.au/provost/the-utas-academic-performance-expectations-for-academic-staff