Sharon Bridgeman

Project Manager/Quality Assurance Facilitator

Sharon Bridgeman is CDU graduate and has worked in the School of Academic Language and Learning for 9 years.  She currently works as the Project Manager and Quality Assurance Facilitator and is responsible for overseeing quality, assisting with the management of research, curriculum development and other projects within the school and in particular those focused on retention and success. 

Sharon is a current member of the Common Unit Management Committee and the School’s Learning and Teaching Committee.  Sharon has previously taught in CUC100 Academic Literacies and acted as co-coordinator for the same unit.  Sharon formerly worked in the Teaching and Learning Development Group (now the Office of Learning and Teaching) as the Production Coordinator.

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Qualifications

2009 Bachelor of Arts, Charles Darwin University - Awarded University Medal

Key areas of expertise

Project management – Applying high level skills in analysis, strategic planning, organisation, team building and communication to ensure the success of research and curriculum related projects.

Facilitator quality and best practice – Utilising in depth knowledge of policy and best practice to develop guidelines to ensure staff input and buy-in.

Teaching - Academic literacies for first year university – assisting students in their successful transition to university.

Research bio (including key areas of research expertise and supervision)

Using mixed methods and action research methods, Sharon’s key areas of research expertise and focus relate to understanding the student experience and ways to enable students’ success at university.

Current major research project:
Rolls, N, Tyler, W, Webb, C & Bridgeman, S (2016), Delivering Success: Flexible and Online Learning Modes and Student Progress in First Year, Charles Darwin University (2010-15).

Publications

Journal publications

Silburn J, Flack, M, Bridgeman, S & Warwick, R (2012) Embedded academic language and learning support via an e-learning tool. Academic Language & Learning 6 (3), A36-A47.

Research reports

Szybiak, P, Thoss, M, Lambrinidis, G, Bridgeman, S & Webb, C (2016) Outcomes from Charles Darwin University’s Tertiary Enabling Programs.

Bolton, K & Bridgeman, S (2012) Action research project: provision of online support to external student CUC100 cohort, School of Academic Language and Learning, Charles Darwin University.

Tyler, B, Rolls, N, Bridgeman, S & Flack, M, (2011), The Common Units: Equity, Achievement and retention An Innovative First Year University Program in Review, report prepared for the Common Unit Management Group.

Awards

2011      CDU’s Common Unit Program (team member)
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for Programs that Enhance Learning in the First-Year Experience Category.

Contacts

T: 08 8946 7463
E: sharon.bridgeman@cdu.edu.au

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School of Academic Language and Learning
Casuarina Campus
Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT, 0909