Hi there, James,

I'm not going to answer your question in full, but this: I think it is
essential that such a unit is located in a part of the university that is
accessible to as many academic staff as possible - so that they can just
pop in to access your services. In most universities, I think, this would
NOT be in a central services/admin building. Certainly not (as my unit was)
round the corner from the VC ...

That's my tuppence worth 😊


On 23 May 2017 8:06 am, "James Cilia" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear all,
> Internally we are discussing possible locations for our academic
> development centre. Various places has been mentioned... library, IT
> Services, a building close to the administration block etc.
> I would appreciate if you could share with me information about the
> location of your academic development centre.
> I am also interested to learn about the physical layout of the centre. In
> addition to offices for permanent staff at the centre, do you offer 'hot
> desking' for temporary academic developers? Do you have dedicated learning
> spaces for workshops or do you make use of learning spaces which are also
> used for student teaching? Any advice will be welcome.
> Thanks,
> James Cilia
> University of Malta