AEA events and resources

The AEA aims to support, encourage and inspire educators at the University of Adelaide.

Regular events hosted by the Academy, but open to all staff, are held throughout the year.  Recordings, slides and resources from these activities are listed below. Should you have any suggestions for speakers and topics please feel free to email the Teaching Excellence team.


Authentic Assessment: Promoting academic integrity and employability

On Thursday 24 November the AEA hosted an event for all teaching and professional staff. Featuring Associate Professor Popi Sotiriadou from Griffith University, the event focused on the theme: The role of authentic assessment to preserve academic integrity and promote skill development and employability.

In this interactive session Popi shared her experience in designing and delivering scaffolded authentic assessment, including Interactive Orals in a number of courses over the past 5 years.

This successful work on interactive oral assessments was recognised in 2021 by the Universities Australia: Australian Awards for University Teaching with a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

View the Zoom recording

Access presentation slides

Beyond student and peer review: other measures of performance in learning and teaching

On Thursday 16 June, the AEA hosted an event for all teaching staff.  Evaluating teaching practice and its impact is challenging but vital for development and career progression. Student and peer reviews are often used, but do not provide the full picture needed to both enhance teaching practice or gain recognition for teaching excellence.

In this session, Emeritus Professor Denise Chalmers AM , explored the wide range of evidence types that could be used to measure performance and quality in learning and teaching.

View the Zoom recording

Access presentation slides

Access 'Evaluation of Teaching' - HERDSA resource referred to by the speaker

eBook resource - University Teaching in Focus: A Learning-Centered Approach


AEA specialist presentation - Scholarship and the role of the Education Specialist  

Held in May 2021, this member hosted event is available for all staff to view


The AEA is proud to present a series of vodcast's featuring Education Specialists from across the University.

This series aims to inform, engage and create a talking point for both members of the Academy and the entire teaching body. They welcome your suggestions for topics or speakers which can be communicated via email.