Workshops, Seminars & Professional Development
The Academic Development Unit offers a broad array of professional development workshops, seminars and hands-on tutorials on many aspects of tertiary teaching and learning. Some elements of the academic professional development program are offered periodically, while we also offer an occasional series of workshops and one-off seminars and provide consultations to individuals and groups on request. Among the programs currently offered are:
Workshops, seminars and tutorials
The sessions in these programs address a variety of teaching and learning topics and are geared to the needs of both staff new to teaching at UNE and more experienced staff who wish to refresh their thinking and practice. A complete listing of workshops can be found here.
Induction for new and returning academic staff
This program offers a set of activities designed to help new and returning academic staff establish themselves in their academic role at UNE. The topics covered include online teaching, resources and services for academic skills, educational copyright and Research, Library and Information Technology Directorate services. Staff can follow up on the session by taking part in other programs and workshops or in consultation with TLC academic development staff.
Teaching Flexibly at UNE
This set of workshops offers a more detailed and in-depth coverage of topics and issues of importance for teaching at university level than can be provided in a single induction session. The series includes workshops on assessment, student support, teaching culturally diverse students, educational copyright and various aspects of online teaching. Some new staff may be required to complete this series as part of their probationary requirements.
Teaching with technology
The Academic Development team offer training and development in a wide range of teaching and information technologies, including sessions on the use and management of UNE’s main Learning Management System, Blackboard CE 8, and the pedagogy and procedures for creating and using online discussion forums, automated quizzes and rich media features. Laboratory group sessions in TLC’s Staff eLearning Commons, our Open2Learning program, are regularly advertised on academic lists and on our blog, the TLC Connection, and consultations and development support for individuals and discipline groups are available on request.
In addition to scheduled sessions, TLC provides support that is tailored to specific individual or group needs, whether at the discipline, School or Faculty level. Staff wishing to organize a one-to-one consultation, a customized workshop or a facilitated workshop session should contact the Academic Development Coordinator, Catherine Clarke.