Information, resources and support for new and existing academic staff. Curriculum design, teaching and learning principles, working online, training workshops, and professional development opportunities.
Resources for teachers
The following provide a starting point for new teaching staff seeking to understand the teaching and learning principles of the University and to develop their own approaches to effective teaching.
Melbourne graduates attempt to articulate the shared learning aspirations of all University of Melbourne degrees in terms of the skills, knowledge and qualities that every student should achieve by graduation.
The University Handbook entry for the degree course(s) in which you teach provides essential information about the context of your program and subjects and about the wider learning expectations that the students you are teaching must meet. Students will seldom be studying your subject(s) in isolation and some knowledge of the aims, regulations and possibilities of the degree as a whole can assist in curriculum design and in identifying and responding to student learning needs. For more information please view the Bachelor of Arts outline, content, aims and rules in the Handbook.
Further resources are available on the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (Melbourne CSHE) website:
Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance Committee (TALQAC) have also produced a number of useful guides for teaching staff
- Improving SES response rates (405kb pdf)
- Providing effective feedback to students (450kb pdf)
- Assessing class participation (460kb pdf)
Casual Tutor Recruitment System (CTRS) user guides
For more information please see the Casual academic staff (tutor) recruitment web page.
Professional development opportunities for teaching staff.
The Faculty of Arts runs a year-long program of support and professional development activities.
The Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) Professional development web page also offers a wide range of professional development opportunities throughout the year, ranging from formal courses to individual conferences and seminars:
For more information on Learning Assurance please see the Policies, procedures and guidelines web page.
Policies, procedures and guidelines
For more information regarding Academic program policies and procedures please see the Policies, procedures and guidelines web page.