West Australian Network for Dissemination (WAND)
The West Australian Network for Dissemination is one of the state-based networks funded by the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT). It is an inter-university network of the five Western Australian-based universities with the broad aim of facilitating sustainable, long-term enhancement of learning and teaching, nurture a climate of collaboration and embed innovation and good practice in Western Australia.
WAND supports improving WA's relative performance in grants and awards offered by the OLT and build capacity in the scholarship of teaching and learning. WAND activities include:
- An annual WAND "sharing day" which began at Curtin University in 2009;
- Linkages with state and national networks and organizations that also support the scholarship of teaching and learning;
- Opportunities for staff from regional campuses to participate in WAND activities; and
- Engagement of WA universities and staff from the OLT.
WAND members work together to develop, promote and disseminate across the state in an atmosphere of collaboration and extend an invitation to all academic staff to become involved in WAND activities and to connect with colleagues and the collective resources of this state's universities.
Emma De Francisco is Curtin's representative on the WAND Committee. Further details on the WAND Committee are available from the WAND website.