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Head, Student Evaluation, Review and Reporting Unit (SERRU)
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Booth, S., Saunders, C. & Yang, Y. (2012). Embedding a robust evaluative culture through policy review. Australasian Higher Education Evaluation Forum (in press).
James, R.J., Baik, C., Kennedy, G., Bexley, E., Hughes-Warrington, M., Krause, K-L., Sadler, D., & Booth, S. (2012). Academic workforce 2020: Framing a national agenda for professionalising university teaching. Successful OLT Strategic Project.
Booth, S. & Frappell, P. (2011, 29 June-1 July). Evaluation criteria and evidence for a self review of higher degree research. Paper presented at the Australian Universities Quality Forum: Demonstrating Quality Conference, Melbourne. Paper (PDF 143.0KB) Presentation (PDF 556.5KB)
Booth, S., Melano, A., Sainsbury, H., & Woodley, L. (2011, 29 June-1 July). Articulating and comparing standards through benchmarking of assessment. Paper presented at the Australian Universities Quality Forum: Demonstrating Quality Conference, Melbourne. Paper (PDF 274.2KB) Presentation (PDF 117.6KB)
Dr Sara Booth has a background in learning and teaching, originally based in the Faculty of Education, at the University of Tasmania (UTAS). She began her university teaching career in 2004 and was awarded a Faculty Mentoring Award (2005), an Early Career Researcher Award (2007), and a UTAS Teaching Excellence Award (2007). In 2008, she obtained a UTAS Teaching and Learning Fellowship, which investigated the leadership role and responsibilities of course coordinators at UTAS. From 2008-2009, she was course coordinator of the Bachelor of Teaching Program and the University Preparation Program (UPP), which involved establishing UPP on three campuses. From 2009-2011 she led and coordinated three institutional-wide benchmarking projects for UTAS which included formal benchmarking partnerships with the universities of Wollongong (UOW) and Deakin. In 2011-2012, she facilitated the involvement of UTAS in two Australian academic standards projects (Teaching Standards Project and the ALTC Inter-university Moderation Project). She also led the testing and coordination of an institutional wide project on UTAS Academic Standards during 2012.
In 2012, the Student Evaluation, Review and Reporting Unit (SERRU) was established to provide institutional and strategic support to the University on data priorities, needs and projects. Sara's expertise is in project management, standards and benchmarking at the institutional level and her role within SERRU encompasses establishing strategic relationships with a range of stakeholders (internally, nationally and internationally) to build strategic, research partnerships for the University. She provides policy advice and support to the Senior Executive and University committees on a range of institutional strategic priorities such as learning and teaching performance, promotions, academic standards, quality, benchmarking and the reporting of institutional data.
Sara's research interests are in the areas of student evaluation, standards, benchmarking, reviews and survey design. One of the goals of SERRU is to assist staff at the University in applying for grants and funding for improving learning and teaching and the support for students at the University. Sara is presently working on a number of research projects in standards and benchmarking for the University, the outcomes of which will assist in achieving this goal.
Booth, S. (2012). UTAS response to the Australian Graduate Survey
Booth, S. (2012). UTAS response to the development of performance measurement instruments in higher education.
Booth, S. (2011). Strategic directions discussion paper: Entrepreneurship, community engagement and internationalisation
Booth, S. (2011). UTAS response to the draft qualification standards
Booth, S. (2011). UTAS response to TEQSA's discussion paper-Learning and teaching standards
Booth, S. (2011). UTAS response to the University Experience Survey (UES)
Booth, S. (2011). Benchmarking policy and benchmarking procedure.
Booth, S. (2011). Development and implementation of a UTAS information and knowledge management strategy and institutional data warehouse: Discussion paper
Rich, D., Booth, S., Rodrigues, J., & Smith, M. (2011). Space management policy and space management guidelines.
Booth, S. (2010). Draft UTAS academic standards framework.
Booth, S. (2010). Final report on assessment benchmarking (UTAS, Deakin and UOW)
Frappell, P., Booth, S., & Reardon, G. (2010). Self review of higher degree research report
Booth, S. (2010). Academic senate and academic standards paper
Booth, S. (2010). Institutional self-assessment: UTAS assessment benchmarking report
Booth, S. (2010). Individual reports for self-assessment workshop (Arts, AMC, Business, Education, Health Science, Law and SET) (Faculties)
Booth, S. (2010). Rationale for benchmarking and academic standards at UTAS
Walker, J. & Booth, S. (2010). Culture and communications: Your Voice final report
Booth, S. (2009). Trial benchmarking project on academic transition support between the University of Tasmania and the University of Wollongong: Final report
Booth, S. (2009). UPP progress report
Lines, R. & Booth, S. (2008). Review of BTeach Program and BTeach Honours
Authorised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Education)
31 July, 2013