The RED report
The RED Report (Recognition, Enhancement, Development) documents the large-scale study into the recognition, enhancement and development of sessional teaching in Australian higher education.
This study builds on the Australian Universities Teaching Committee Report (2003a) for Training, Support and Management of Sessional Teaching Staff. The aim was to identify and analyse current national practice and refocus attention on the issues surrounding sessional teachers in the university sector.
The project had three objectives:
- to establish the extent of the contribution that sessional teachers make to higher education;
- to identify and analyse good practice examples for dissemination; and
- to consider the possible developments for institutional and sector-wide improvements to the quality enhancement of sessional teaching.
This project comes four years after the release of the comprehensive and influential AUTC (2003b) Guidelines for Managing, Supporting and Training Sessional Teaching Staff at University. There were 16 Australian universities involved in the project, representing the Group of 8 (Go8) regional, Australian Technology Network (ATN), transnational and multi-campus institutions in all states and territories.