Dr Susan Shannon

Susan Shannon
Senior Lecturer
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of the Professions

Dr Susan Shannon is an Architect and University Teacher, with a particular professional interest in evaluation of student learning outcomes and graduate hiring. For 25 years prior to joining the University in 2000, she practised architecture for major Australian and South Australian firms, and in her own practice. Her research focus is on women in architecture, broadening the scope to include the factors pertaining to the non-registration of women as architects.

Following her retirement in September 2014, Dr Shannon continues her engagement with the University of Adelaide through postgraduate supervision and coordination of an offshore studio in the School of Architecture and Built Environment.

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Dr Susan Shannon

Dr Susan Shannon is an Architect and University Teacher, with a particular professional interest in evaluation of student learning outcomes and graduate hiring. For 25 years prior to joining the University in 2000, she practised architecture for major Australian and South Australian firms, and in her own practice. Her research focus is on women in architecture, broadening the scope to include the factors pertaining to the non-registration of women as architects.

Following her retirement in September 2014, Dr Shannon continues her engagement with the University of Adelaide through postgraduate supervision and coordination of an offshore studio in the School of Architecture and Built Environment.

Dr Susan Shannon is an Architect and was for 15 years a University Teacher, with a particular professional interest in evaluation of student learning outcomes.

Her 1996 PhD considered the realm of student learning outcomes both in architecture and more generally. Her expertise in evaluation was developed during this period. Subsequently Dr Shannon has held a range of positions at the University of Adelaide involving that expertise and evaluating student learning outcomes for National Teaching Development Grants and the Learning and Teaching Development Unit and Online Learning and Teaching Unit as well as Manager of the Evaluation Program, Spencer Gulf Rural Health School from 2003-2007.
 

Dr Shannon's research also focuses upon the use of blended learning in teaching the techtonics of design and generally how built environment design students learn best, including the challenges for first year students. Using mixed method research, and advanced evaluation skills, Dr Shannon has evaluated studio learning particularly the teaching of techtonics of design to first - third year design and architectural engineering students. She is interested in the contribution of blended learning  environments to students' learning outcomes, and with that the contribution of digital and online assessment and evaluation for students in these areas.

In 2012, Dr Shannon's research focused upon the role of Architectural Registration. Her research focus was on women in architecture, broadening the scope to include the factors pertaining to women’s advancement in and withdrawal from the profession as well as registration as an architect. The research involved comparing Australian registration data with that from other countries with relevant registration procedures.

In 2013-2014 Dr Shannon persisted with her research into Factors in Non-Registration of Women as Architects, through making further research into men's patterns of registration. She has supervised Yishu Zeng,and Jenna Holder in Adelaide Summer Research Scholarships during summers of 2012-2013-2014 to develop a data-base of B Arch and M Arch graduates from both South Australian Universities and their registration status; as well as the numbers of South Australian graduates from both universities compared with registration data.This research is published in Creative Education 5 (16) (September 2014).

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2014 Offshore Studio Course Co-ordinator University of Adelaide
2007 - 2014 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide

Keywords

Architecture

Journals

Date Citation
2015 Barnard,A, Nash,R, McEvoy,K, Shannon,S, Waters,C, Rochester,S, Bolt,S, 2015, LeaD-In: a cultural change model for peer review of teaching in higher education, Higher Education Research & Development, 34, 1, 30-44 10.1080/07294360.2014.935931
2014 Shannon,SJ, Webb,N, Zeng,Y, Holder,J, 2014, Why architecture graduates do not register as architects: a quantitative and qualitative South Australian study 1999-2011, Creative Education, 5, 16, 1540-1558 10.4236/ce.2014.516171
2013 Shannon,S, Francis,R, Chooi,Y, Ng,S, 2013, Approaches to the use of blended learning in teaching tectonics of design to architecture/design and architectural engineering students, Architectural Science Review, 56, 2, 131-140 10.1080/00038628.2012.744688
2013 Francis,R, Shannon,S, 2013, Engaging with blended learning to improve students’ learning outcomes, European Journal of Engineering Education, 38, 4, 359-369 10.1080/03043797.2013.766679
2012 Shannon,S, Swift,J, 2012, Employing computerised graduate attribute mapping to bridge the divide from education to employment, Journal of Information Technology and Application in Education, 1, 4, 184-194
2012 Shannon,S, 2012, "I wish for more than I ever get": employers' perspectives on employability attributes of architecture graduates, Creative Education, 3, 06, 1016-1023 10.4236/ce.2012.326153
2010 Shannon,S, Radford,A, 2010, Iteration as a strategy for teaching architectural technologies in an architecture studio, Architectural Science Review, 53, 2, 238-250 10.3763/asre.2009.0058
2006 Shannon,S, Walker-Jeffreys,M, Newbury,J, Cayetano,T, Brown,K, Petkov,J, 2006, Rural clinician opinion on being a preceptor, Rural and Remote Health, 6, 1, WWW1-WWW13
2005 Newbury,J, Shannon,S, Ryan,V, Whitrow,M, 2005, Development of 'rural week' for medical students: impact and quality report, Rural and Remote Health, 5, 432, 1-9
2005 DeWitt,D, McLean,R, Newbury,J, Shannon,S, Critchley,J, 2005, Development of a common national questionnaire to evaluate student perceptions about the Australian Rural Clinical Schools Program, Rural and Remote Health, 5, 486, 1-12
2005 Denz-Penhey,H, Shannon,S, Murdoch,J, Newbury,J, 2005, Do benefits accrue from longer rotations for students in Rural Clinical Schools?, Rural and Remote Health, 5, 2, 1-8
2004 Shannon,S, Doube,L, 2004, Valuing and using web supported teaching: A staff development role in closing the gaps, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 20, 1, 114-136

Books

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2013 Barnard,A, Nash,R, McEvoy,K, Shannon,S, Rochester,S, Waters,C, Bolt,S, Thorogood,C, 2013, Building and sustaining a culture to support peer review of teaching, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Conference, Auckland New Zealand
2013 Barnard,A, Nash,R, McEvoy,K, Shannon,S, Rochester,S, Waters,C, Bolt,S, 2013, Developing a culture to support peer review of teaching in higher education, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
2013 Jones,D, Williamson,T, Shannon,S, Radford,A, 2013, Teaching sustainability ethics and practice: Exploring strategies for regional community resilience with design and planning students, Australian and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools Conference, Canberra
2012 Shannon,S, Francis,R, 2012, Can utilising blended learning help achieve academic success for architecture and engineering students?, Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) Annual Conference, Gold Coast
2012 Barnard,A, Nash,R, Rochester,S, Waters,C, Bolt,S, Thorogood,C, Shannon,S, 2012, Toward a sustainable culture of peer partnership, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Conference, Hobart, Tasmania
2012 Shannon,S, Francis,R, Torpey,G, 2012, Barriers to adoption of blended learning and online feedback and assessment by sessional staff, Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) Annual Conference, Gold Coast
2012 Williamson,T, Jones,D, Shannon,S, Radford,A, 2012, As if the future matters: Teaching design for sustainable communities, Sustainable Futures: Architecture and Urbanisation in the Global South, Uganda
2012 Francis,R, Shannon,S, Murison,S, 2012, Delivery of online digital feedback and assessment for design and engineering (architectural) students, Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) Annual Conference, Gold Coast
2010 Shannon,S, Swift,J, 2010, Gaps when mapping technical skills in courses and assessments: Can we explain the gaps?, Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) Annual Conference, New Zealand
2010 Shannon,S, Swift,J, 2010, Employing graduate attribute mapping to bridge the divide from education to industry, Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) Annual Conference, New Zealand
2010 Hanachi,P, Taleghani,M, Shannon,S, Hind,P, 2010, Towards sustainable earthen architecture, with special reference to Iran, International Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development (SAUD), Jordan
2010 Shannon,S, 2010, Talking to practitioners about their graduate hiring practices: How highly are technical skills valued?, Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) Annual Conference, New Zealand
2007 Shannon,S, 2007, 'Gaps' between first year architecture students' expectations of university life and realities of study, Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association Conference, Melbourne, Australia
2007 Shannon,S, 2007, One school’s response to the first year expectations survey, ERGA Conference, Adelaide, Australia
2007 Shannon,S, Missingham,D, 2007, How to engage design students successfully in group work, CONNECTED, Sydney, Australia
2006 Shannon,S, Roberts,I, 2006, Wikis ~ a tool to encourage student collaboration, Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association Conference, Adelaide, Australia
2006 Pietsch,S, Shannon,S, McCarthy,J, 2006, Changing track - Form Z to Sketch UP - rationale, tactics and outcomes, Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association Conference, Adelaide, Australia
2006 Shannon,S, Lim,I, 2006, Enrolment sustainability: what's the evidence about the relationship between TER scores and performance, Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association Conference, Wellington, NZ
2006 Shannon,S, 2006, Why don't students attend lectures and what can be done about it through using iPod nanos?, ASCILITE, Sydney, Australia
2006 Shannon,S, 2006, Students in transition – supporting their learning and keeping them enrolled, Education Research Group of Adelaide Conference, Adelaide, South Australia
2005 Shannon,S, 2005, Students' perception of collaborative practices in early years' learning: an educational evaluation study of the use of discussion boards in an architecture school, International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, Brisbane, Australia
2005 Shannon,S, 2005, Students' perceptions of collaborative practices in early years' learning: Why we may need to rethink current asynchronous approaches, S Shannon, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2004 Shannon,S, 2004, Questioning the teacher's comfort zone with online learning: A 4 year case study of students' perceptions of online learning, ASCILITE, Perth, Australia
2004 Shannon,S, 2004, A context for beginning learning in an architecture school whatever your secondary school outcomes, Annual Conference ANZAScA, Tasmania, Australia
2003 Shannon,S, Doube,L, 2003, Factors impacting on the adoption and use of web-supported teaching by academic staff, ASCILITE, Adelaide, Australia
2003 Wilson,I, Lawless,A, Shannon,S, 2003, Teaching clinical skills to early-year undergraduates in community settings, ANZAME annual conference, St. Kilda, Victoria
2003 Shannon,S, Doube,L, 2003, Predicting the future use of web-teaching tools by academic staff, ASCILITE, Adelaide, Australia
2003 Roberts,I, Shannon,S, Radford,A, 2003, Mapping academic programs with ProgramMap, ASCILITE, Adelaide, Australia
2003 Shannon,S, 2003, Evaluating and reporting at a distance: quality experiences with cost effective web supported evaluations, Evaluations and Assessment Conference, Adelaide, South Australia
2003 Shannon,S, Roberts,I, Radford,A, 2003, The development of program and course maps for architectural education, ANZAScA Conference, Wilkinson Building, University of Sydney
2002 Shannon,S, McHolm,D, 2002, Evaluating online learning experiences at Adelaide University for staff and students in 2001, World Conf of the Internat Consort for Ed Development (ICED), Perth, WA
2002 Shannon,S, 2002, Authentic digital design learning, ANZAScA, Geelong, Australia
2002 Radford,A, Shannon,S, White,D, 2002, Early experiences in digital building construction, ANZAScA, Geelong, Australia
2002 Shannon,S, Roberts,I, 2002, Triple bottom line for online learning investments, S Shannon, I Roberts, Auckland, New Zealand
2002 Shannon,S, Swift,J, 2002, Is there a disagreement? differing perspectives of a beginning student and novice supervisor, Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Glenelg, South Australia
2001 Shannon,S, Radford,A, Woodbury,R, 2001, Doing on-line learning and teaching, Computer-mediated Reality: Crafting Design Quality, Wellington, New Zealand
2001 Woodbury,R, Wyeld,T, Shannon,S, Roberts,I, Radford,A, Burry,M, Skates,H, Ham,J, Datta,S, 2001, The Summer Games, Education for Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe Conference, Helsinki, Finland
2001 Woodbury,R, Shannon,S, Sterk,T, 2001, What works in a design game?, CAADRIA, Sydney, Australia
2001 Wyeld,T, Woodbury,R, Shannon,S, 2001, Leitmotif cases for design learning, CAADRIA, Sydney, Australia
2001 Shannon,S, Roberts,I, Woodbury,R, 2001, vGallery scaffolding reflection in action for students and teachers, Meeting at the Crossroads, Melbourne, Australia
2001 Woodbury,R, Shannon,S, Radford,A, 2001, Games in early design education: Playing with metaphor, CAAD Futures, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2000 Woodbury,R, Roberts,I, Shannon,S, 2000, Gallery: wcb spaces for collaboration & assessment, AUTC 2000 Forum, Canberra, Australia

Conference Items

Date Citation
2011 McEvoy,K, Shannon,S, 2011, Peer review of teaching: moving learning and teaching practice from the edge, by developing a public culture of academic practice, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Conference, Griffith University, Queensland
2008 Missingham,D, Kestell,C, Shannon,S, 2008, Interdisciplinary learning: the integration of professional and academic communication skills into subject specific undergraduate courses, International Consortium Educational Development Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah
2007 Shannon,S, Missingham,D, 2007, Modes of group-work and assessment which avoid students’ complaints, ERGA Conference, Adelaide, Australia
2007 Shannon,S, 2007, Getting alongside students in their learning – using wikis, iPods and mp3, Teaching and Learning Conference, Southbank, Queensland
2006 Shannon,S, 2006, Getting alongside students in their learning - using wikis, i-pods and mp3, Education Research Group of Adelaide Conference, Adelaide, South Australia
2005 Shannon,S, 2005, Multi-Site/multi-stakeholder evaluation in the medical education sector in Australia: the challenges of "no boundaries”, Evaluation
2004 Ryan,V, Shannon,S, 2004, 1st and 2nd year rural weeks – a health service and community participatory approach, National Undergraduate Rural Health Conference, Tanunda, South Australia
2003 Shannon,S, 2003, Factors in choosing rural placements: reflections from participating students, National Medical Educator’s Gender Skills Workshop, Adelaide
2003 Newbury,J, Shannon,S, Jones,A, Wilson,I, Lawless,A, 2003, What is the key to quality learning in rural placements for undergraduates?, Association for Health Professional Education Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia

Report for External Bodies

Date Citation
2014 Shannon,SJ, McEvoy,K, 2014, Developing a Culture of Peer Review of Teaching through a Distributive Leadership Approach
2003 Shannon,S, Doube,L, 2003, Factors influencing the adoption and use of web-supported teaching by academic staff at the University of Adelaide: Executive summary, University of Adelaide
2003 Shannon,S, Doube,L, 2003, Factors influencing the adoption and use of web-supported teaching by academic staff at the University of Adelaide, University of Adelaide

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2001 - 2011 Chair Gawler Prize Judging Panel

Board Memberships

Date Role Board name Institution name Country
2011 - 2014 Member Architectural Practice Board of SA
Position
Senior Lecturer
Phone
83135490
Fax
8313 4377
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Barr Smith South
Room Number
5 33
Org Unit
School of Architecture & Built Environment

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