Associate Professor Lynn Quinn
Associate Professor and senior staff member in the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning at Rhodes University
L.Quinn@ru.ac.za | 046 6037391
My main role, both at Rhodes University and nationally, is to contribute to the development of academic staff as teachers. I have been centrally involved in designing and facilitating a formal postgraduate diploma in higher education for lecturers at Rhodes University and from a range of other institutions nationally. In response to the national need to build capacity in the field, from the start of 2011 CHERTL began offering a postgraduate diploma in higher education designed particularly for staff in Academic Development Units / Learning and Teaching Centres in universities in Southern Africa. My research interests include all aspects of academic staff development, including teaching and learning, curriculum and assessment. I am also involved in the supervision of doctoral students who are part of the CHERTL doctoral programme.
The values and beliefs that inform our work in the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning are influenced by our understanding of the roles and purposes of higher education globally but also specifically in the context of a transforming South Africa where issues of social justice, equity, and redress are crucial. We are committed to interrogating the effects of the historical legacies of apartheid and colonialism on teaching and learning. Our aim, through working with academics, is to contribute to enabling both epistemological and ontological access and success for a diverse student body. In our teaching we hope to shape academics who are critically reflective practitioners who are responsive to changing contexts and able to take on the identities of scholarly university teachers alongside their disciplinary/professional identities. In doing so we disrupt common sense notions of teaching and learning; we advocate for an understanding of teaching as a scholarly activity, underpinned by powerful theoretical ideas about knowledge, curriculum, teaching and assessment (extract from the PGDip (HE) course guide)
My publications can be accessed at: orcid.org/0000-0002-2922-1312
Peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters
Quinn, L. (2020). The role of assessment in preparing academic developers for professional practice, in C. Winberg, S. McKenna & K. Wilmot (Eds.), Building knowledge in higher education: New directions in teaching and learning. London: Routledge.
Quinn, L. (ed) (2019) Re-imagining Curriculum: Spaces for Disruption. African Sun Media: Stellenbosch.
Quinn, L. & Vorster, J. (2019) Why the focus on curriculum? Why now? The role of academic development. In Quinn, L. (ed) (2019) in Re-imagining Curriculum: Spaces for Disruption. African Sun Media: Stellenbosch. 1 – 22
Quinn, L., Behari-Leak, K., Ganas, R., Olsen, A., & Vorster, J. (2019) Reflecting on feedback processes for new ways of knowing, being and acting. International Journal for Academic Development, 24 (4): 330-341 https://doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2019.1593174
Giloi, S. & Quinn, L. (2019) Assessment of Sustainable Design: The Significance of Absence in The Design Journal, 22 (6): 833-851 DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2019.1651601p 833-851
Grant, C., Quinn, L., & Vorster, J. (2018) An exploratory study of Heads of Departments’ responses to student calls for decolonised higher education. Journal of Education 72. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2520-9868/i72a
McKenna, S., Quinn, L. & Vorster, J. (2018) Mapping the field of Higher Education Studies using PhD examination reports. Higher Education Research & Development. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/CZx6QqDZRjUr5xm57m8n/full
Leibowitz, B., Bozalek, V., Garraway, J., Herman, N., Jawitz, J., Muhuro, P., Ndebele, C., Quinn, L., van Schalkwyk, S., Vorster, J. & Winberg, C. (2017) Learning to teach in higher education in South Africa: An investigation into the influences of institutional context on the professional learning of academics in their roles as teachers. Council on Higher Education: Pretoria. http://heltasa.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Learning-to-Teach-in-Higher-Education-in-South-Africa.pdf.
Vorster, J. & Quinn, L. (2017) Re-framing academic development in Kinchin, I.M. & Winstone, N.E. (Eds.) Pedagogic Frailty and Resilience in the University. Sense Publishers: Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 109 – 122. 10.1007/978-94-6300-983-6_8
Quinn, L. & Vorster, J. (2017) Connected disciplinary responses to the call to decolonise curricula in South African higher education in Carnell, B. and Fung, D.(Eds.) Developing the Higher Education Curriculum. Research-based education in practice. UCL Press: London. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/developing-the-higher-education-curriculum
Vorster, J. & Quinn, L. (2017). The ‘decolonial turn’: What does it mean for academic staff development? Education as Change. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/1947-9417/2017/853
Leibowitz, B., Bozalek , V., FarmerJ., Garraway, J., Herman., N., Jawitz, J., McMillan, W., Mistri, G., Ndebele, C, Nkonki, V., Quinn, l., Van Schalkwyk, S., Vorster, J. Winberg, C. (2016) Collaborative research in contexts of inequality: the role of social reflexivity. Higher Education. DOI 10.1007/s10734-016-0029-5
Quinn, L & Vorster, J. (2016) Conceptualising an epistemically diverse curriculum for a course for academic developers. South African Journal for Higher Education 30 (6): 24 – 38. doi.org/10.20853/30-6-717
Quinn, L. & Vorster. J. (2015). Pedagogy for fostering criticality, reflectivity and praxis in a course for lecturers on teaching. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education 41(7) DOI:10.1080/02602938.2015.1066756
Vorster, J. & Quinn, L. (2015). Towards shaping the field: theorising the knowledge in a formal course for academic developers. Higher Education Research and Development. 34(5): 1031-1044. (DOI:10.1080/07294360.2015.1070126
Quinn, L. (2014) Teaching in higher education, International Journal for Academic Development, 19(2): 156-158, DOI: 10.1080/1360144X.2014.908094
Quinn, L. & Vorster, J. (2014). Isn’t it time to start thinking about ‘developing’ academic developers in a more systematic way? International Journal for Academic Development 19(3): 255-258. DOI:10.1080/1360144X.2013.879719
Quinn, L. (Ed.) (2012). Re-imagining academic staff development: spaces for disruption. Stellenbosch: SUN MeDIA. 10.18820/9781920338879
Mostert, M. & Quinn, L. (2012). Using ICTs in teaching and learning: reflections on professional development of academic staff. In L. Quinn (Ed.) Re-imagining academic staff development: spaces for disruption (pp. 101-118). Stellenbosch: SUN MeDIA. 10.18820/9781920338879
Quinn, L. (2012). Enabling and constraining conditions for academic staff development. In L. Quinn (Ed.) Re-imagining academic staff development: spaces for disruption (pp. 27-50). Stellenbosch: SUN MeDIA. 10.18820/9781920338879
Vorster, J. & Quinn, L. (2012). Theorising the pedagogy of a formal programme for university lecturers. In L. Quinn (Ed.) Re-imagining academic staff development: spaces for disruption (pp. 51-70). Stellenbosch: SUN MeDIA. 10.18820/9781920338879
Vorster, J. & Quinn, L. (2012). Privileging knowledge, creating knowers: an analysis of a formal programme for university lecturers. In L. Quinn (Ed.) Re-imagining academic staff development: spaces for disruption (pp. 71-88). Stellenbosch: SUN MeDIA. 10.18820/9781920338879
McKenna, S. and Quinn, L. (2012) Lost in translation: transformation in the first round of institutional audits. South African Journal of Higher Education 26(5): 1033- 1044. http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/sajhe/article/view/202
Quinn, L. (2012). Understanding resistance: an analysis of discourses in academic staff development in higher education. Studies in Higher Education 37(1): 69-83. 10.1080/03075079.2010.497837
Quinn, L. & Boughey, C. (2009). Institutional Audit: a social realist analysis. Quality in Higher Education 15(3): 263-278. 10.1080/13538320903343172
Mostert, M., & Quinn, L. (2009). Using ICTs in Teaching and Learning: Reflections on Professional Development of Academic Staff. Peer-Reviewed Article. Retrieved November 12, 2009, from http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/viewarticle.php?id=860&layout=html.
Karekezi, Wendy Wrench, Lynn Quinn, Dina Belluigi, Sunitha C Srinivas, (2007). Design, Implementation and Preliminary Evaluation of an Introductory Service-Learning Elective for Pharmacy Students. Education as change Vol 11 No 3: 10.1080/16823200709487185
Quinn, L. & Vorster, J. (2004) Transforming teachers’ conceptions of teaching and learning in a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education course. South African Journal of Higher Education 18(1): 264 - 381. http://0-hdl.handle.net.wam.seals.ac.za/10520/EJC37033
Quinn, L. (2003) Reflections on a theoretical framework for a professional development course for lecturers at a South African university. International Journal for Academic Development. 8 (1/2): 61-75. 10.1080/1360144042000277946
Quinn, L. & McKellar, T. (2002) Performance appraisal: carrot or stick? South African Journal of Higher Education Vol 16 No. 3. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/sajhe.v16i3.25219
Hendricks, M and Quinn, L. (October 2000) Teaching referencing as an introduction to epistemological empowerment. Teaching in Higher Education Vol. 5 No. 4. 10.1080/713699175
Quinn, L. (2000) An examination of feedback on draft essays, using Hallidays’ definition of context. Per Linguam Vol. 16 No. 1: 1-17. 10.5785/16-1-141
Quinn, L. (1999) A Psychology 1 Textbook: Meeting the needs of Curriculum? Discourse 10 (1): 38-49Van der Riet, M., Dison, A. & Quinn, L. (1998) Conceptual development through process-writing: A case study of a Psychology 2 course. South African Journal of Higher Education Vol. 12 No. 1: 220- 226
Van der Riet, M., Dison, A. & Quinn, L. (1998) Conceptual development through process-writing: A case study of a Psychology 2 course. South African Journal of Higher Education 12(1): 220- 226
Amos, T. & Quinn, L. (1997) Management Education and Training: The role of integrated language development. South African Journal of Higher Education Vol 11No 1: 186-191.
Dison, D., Quinn, L., Nelson, R., & Collett, P. (1996) English Language Development at Rhodes University: Perceptions, Programme & Policy. Discourse Vol 7 no 1.
Clarence, S., Quinn, L. and Vorster, J. (2015) (eds) Assessment in Higher Education: Reframing traditional understandings and practices. http://www.ru.ac.za/teachingandlearning/resources/publications/
Quinn, L. (2015) Introduction in Assessment in Higher Education: Reframing traditional understandings and practices. http://www.ru.ac.za/teachingandlearning/resources/publications/
Vorster, J. & Quinn, L. (30 November 2015) How academic staff development can contribute to changing universities. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/how-academic-staff-development-can-contribute-to-changing-universities-51163
Quinn, L. & Vorster, J. (11 June 2015). How to turn lecturers into good university teachers. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/how-to-turn-lecturers-into-good-university-teachers-42134
Vorster, J. & Quinn, L. (29 June 2015). Professors aren't born: they must be nurtured. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/professors-arent-born-they-must-be-nurtured-43670
Quinn, L. and Vorster, J. (5 October 2012) Training new academics is a complex challenge. Mail & Guardian. Quinn, L. and Vorster, J. (5 October 2012). https://mg.co.za/article/2012-10-05-00-training-new-academics-is-a-complex-challenge
Commissioned research reports
Quinn, L. (2003) An evaluation of the impact of a formal programme leading to the Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and Training (PGCHET) at Rhodes University, Grahamstown. Case study research report for the ETDP SETA. December 2003
Quinn, L. (2004) Independent review of the current curriculum development processes at Peninsula Technikon. Unpublished.
Mostert, M., Quinn, L. and Vorster, J. (2005). Report on Evaluation of Three Programmes at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique. Unpublished.
Quinn, L, Boughey, C & Vorster, J. (2013) Institutional Case Study Report: Academic staff development at Rhodes University. Unpublished.
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