Mission and aims

The mission of CADAD is to promote and advance research, policy and practice as it relates to the leadership, management and development of higher education learning and teaching. It aims to realise its mission by:

  • Undertaking an advocacy role for evidence-based processes and initiatives to advance
    learning and teaching in higher education,
  • Providing leadership for the investigation, development and evaluation of international,
    national and institutional approaches to advancing learning and teaching in higher
    education,
  • Encouraging and fostering communication and collaboration with key bodies (e.g., the
    Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), ACODE, CAUL, CAUDIT) on the
    advancement of learning and teaching in higher education,
  • Fostering collaboration among those central organisational units within higher
    education institutions which carry formal responsibility for academic development to
    disseminate and share knowledge and expertise in relation to their practices for
    advancing learning and teaching in higher education, and to establish and monitor
    benchmarks for performance,
  • Creating and supporting professional development, career development, and networking
    opportunities for Australia’s community of academic developers.