We warmly invite you to share your experiences of participating in our coffee courses via our survey:
We would also like to invite you to participate in a focus group to further discuss your experiences with coffee courses and with professional development for teaching more broadly. If you are interested, please let us know your contact information and a member of our team will be in touch with more information.
Participating in the survey and/or focus group is completely optional and you may withdraw at any time. The survey and focus groups are open to any and all coffee course participants (whether at ANU or external). Taking part in the survey or focus groups will require you to sign a consent form.
We encourage you to take a look at the Participant Information Sheet, available online.
The Coffee Courses team is currently undertaking research into this blog. This research will explore how the courses work as a form of professional learning in higher education, the uses of blogs for academic development, the role of openness and open educational resources, and the impact of facilitation and moderation on outcomes for participants. This may include: anonymous analytics about hits and number of comments; de-identified analysis of comments on blog posts, and surveys and focus groups with participants.
The goal of this research is to recommend improvements to professional learning for academics and continually improve our own offerings to ensure they are relevant.
This research has been approved by the ANU Human Research Ethics Committee, Protocol No. 2018/337.
Questions are welcome about any aspect of this research and should be directed to Katie Freund, chief investigator of this project. You can find Katie’s contact details here.