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Kathryn works mainly with early career academics, supporting them with settling in at Victoria, and running the Orientation to Academic Life programme. She also coordinates the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Learning and Teaching (PHELT) programme, and occasionally teaches in English and Linguistics.
Background and Research Interests
Kathryn has a PhD in English from Massey University, Palmerston North, an MA in English from UVic, in British Columbia, Canada, and a BA (Hons) in English and New Zealand Studies from the University of Waikato in Hamilton. She has worked in the UTDC since September 1999. Kathryn's main research interest lies in the professional development and socialisation of new university teaching staff (both tutors and academics). She is also interested in theories and critiques of academic development as an academic discipline.
2010: HERDSA Conference Creative Presentation Award (with Linda Bowden)
"Developing Scholarly Habits Among Early Career Academics" Victoria University Research Fund Grant, $17000
“Unlocking student learning: The impact of Teaching and Learning Enhancement Initiatives (TLEIs) on first-year university students”. $400 000. Project team leader for the Victoria University of Wellington component of this nationally funded Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) project.
“The Success and Impact of Early Career Academics in New Zealand Tertiary Institutions” $10 000. Ako Aotearoa: National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence Central Hub Research Grant.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Lublin, J. & Sutherland, K. (2009). Conducting Tutorials. 2nd ed. Milperra, NSW: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. ISSN 1445-6273
Barrow, M. & Sutherland, K. (2008). (Eds). Research and Development in Higher Education: Engaging Communities, Vol 31. 389pp. Milperra, NSW: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. ISBN: 0 908557 73 6.
Sutherland, K. (2010). Supporting scholarly tutors to conduct effective tutorials. pp. 65-74. In An Academic Life. (Eds.). R. H. Cantwell & J. J. Sevack. Camberwell, Australia: ACER Press.
Ahn, M., Sutherland, K., Bednarek, R. (2010). Negotiating, power and strategic competition: A teaching case. Education and Training, 52 (4), 321-339.
Sutherland, K. (2009). Nurturing undergraduate tutors' role in the university teaching community. Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 17(2), 147-164: URL: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1361-1267&volume=17&issue=2&spage=147
Schott, C. and Sutherland, K. (2008). Engaging Tourism Students through multi-media teaching and active learning. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 8 (4), 351-371. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g914118388
Sutherland, K. and Corballis, R. (2006). Reconceptualising the New Zealand PhD in English - fit for what and whose purpose? New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies,41 (1): 85-111: PDF of this article
Peseta, T., Hicks, M., Holmes, T., Manathunga, C., Sutherland, K., Wilcox, S.(2005). The challenging academic development (CAD) collective. International Journal for Academic Development, 10 (1), 59-61: URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13601440500100007
Refereed Conference Papers in Published Proceedings
Hopwood, N. & Sutherland, K. (2009). Relationships and agency in doctoral and early career academic experience. Research and Development in Higher Education, Volume 32: The Student Experience. Milperra, NSW: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia: http://www.herdsa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/conference/2009/papers/HERDSA2009_Hopwood_N.pdf
Ahn, M. J., Sutherland, K.A., Meeks, M., Bednarek, R. (2008). Negotiating, Power and Strategic Competition: A Simulation Exercise. Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference. Auckland, December 2008.
Sutherland, K., Kandlbinder, P., Grant, B., Manathunga, C. and Peseta, T. (2007). Seeking fearlessness in teaching and learning. Proceedings of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference, 8-11 July, Adelaide, Australia, Jul 2007.
Sutherland, K. (2006). A standards-based framework for orienting new academics. A paper presented at the Improving University Teaching Conference, Dunedin, July 3-6, 2006. Proceedings on CD-Rom.
Other Research (last 3 years only)
Sutherland, K. & Petersen, L. (2010). The Success and Impact of Early Career Academics in Two New Zealand Tertiary Institutions. Wellington: Ako Aotearoa. http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/ako-hub/ako-aotearoa-central-hub/resources/pages/success-and-impact-early-career-academics-two-new-z
Sutherland, K., Hooper, V., Sylvester, A., Park, S. (2009). A collaborative approach to enhancing students learning and team work: Victoria University of Wellington case study for the TRLI project on Unlocking Student Learning. A report prepared for the New Zealand Council for Educational Research. February 2009. 16pp.
Sutherland, K., Hooper, V., Sylvester, A., Park, S. (2009). A collaborative approach to enhancing student learning and team work in Information Systems: Guidelines for Practitioners. A paper prepared for the New Zealand Council for Educational Research as part of the TLRI project on Unlocking Student Learning. February 2009. 4pp.
Sutherkand, K. (2009). Designing courses for reflective learning. A keynote presentation to the Christian Theological and Ministries Education Society Annual Forum. Auckland, 9 October 2009.
Sutherland, K & Hopwood, N. (2008). Early career and new faculty success. A research presentation at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. 1 December 2008.
Sutherland, K. (2008). Understanding adult learning. A keynote presentation to the Scripture Union Staff Conference. Rotorua, New Zealand, 14 May 2008.
Sutherland, K. (2007). Ways forward: An interloper's view. Closing presentation at the National Colloquium, Sessional Staff in Higher Education: Recognition, Development and Enhancement. Australian National University, 28 November 2007.
Sutherland, K. (2007). A thing of beauty: Weaving as a metaphor for academic development. Keynote presentation to the SWEDNET Conference, University of Kalmar, Sweden, 25 May 2007.
Sutherland, K. (2007). Meeting the needs of new faculty. A roundtable discussion at the SWEDNET Conference, University of Kalmar, Sweden, 24 May 2007.
Recent conference presentations
Bowden, L. & Sutherland, K. (2010). Students' perceptions of the effects of coursework on their development of graduate attributes. A presentation at the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 6-9 July 2010.
Sutherland, K. (2010). Encouraging relational agency and scholarly habits among early career academics. A presentation at the 2010 International Consortium of Educational Developers (ICED) Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 28-30 June 2010.
Sutherland, K. (2010). Constructions of success among early career academics. A presentation at the Academic Identities Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 16-18 June 2010.
Sutherland, K. & Wright, A. (2008). Sharing our Baskets of Knowledge: Global Teaching, Internationalisation, and Faculty Development Collaboration. A featured presentation at the 2008 International Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 20-23 November 2008.
Holmes, T. & Sutherland, K. (2008). Creativity unbound: Rethinking constructive alignment. A paper presented at the International Consortium of Educational Developers (ICED) Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, 11-13 June 2008.
Sutherland, K. (2007). Enhancing student learning through teaching and learning team work. A presentation at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Annual Conference, 5 December, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, December 2007.
Schott, C. & Sutherland, K. (2007). Maximising Outcomes: Converting a collaborative teaching research project into PBRF-ible publications. A presentation at the Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ) Conference, AUT, Auckland, 29-30 November 2007.
Sutherland, K. Stewart, J. and Kennedy, M. (2007). "A meaningful student experience": Whose job is it? Proceedings of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference, 8-11 July, Adelaide, Australia, July 2007. 12pp.
Sutherland, K. and Hall, M. (2007). Outside-In: Developing Scholarly Tutors. A paper presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Conference, Sydney, Australia, July 2007.