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.


James Cilia
University of Malta