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Staff development

Staff development for Learning and Teaching

The University of Canberra provides its academic staff with professional development opportunities to support the development of their expertise and skills in contemporary teaching, learning and assessment practices.

All sessions and activities are available to all staff.

Full details, access and registration are available on the MyUC staff portal.

Sessions, Workshops, Showcases and anytime recourses:

The University supports staff in enhancing and sharing their professional teaching practice. Staff can register in any session listed. Most past sessions are available in the L&T Resources and Activities site. Custom sessions can be provided to faculty staff on request.

Higher Education Academy Fellowships

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowships are incorporated in the PEAS and can be used as evidence of your commitment to professional development in the PDP conversations and promotion processes.

Go the HEA in MyUC staff portal to find out more about the University of Canberra's support for Higher Education Academy Fellowship applications.

Orientation to Learning and Teaching at UC – workshops run in collaboration with People and Diversity. More information on People and Diversity Orientation Program

Resources including past workshops, CAUT modules, CoT and HEA guides are available in L&T Activities and Resources site.

Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching

The CAUT modules, covering all aspects of teaching scholarship and practice, .topics include; teaching your first class, feedback for learning, scholarly teaching, designing and supporting online learning, assessment, academic integrity, teaching today’s diverse learners, work integrated learning, learning and teaching theories.

CAUT modules are available online (L&T Resources and Activities site), participation is microcredentialed.

Certificate of Teaching

UC’s internal Certificate of Teaching is awarded following completion of the Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching (CAUT) modules and the CoT capstone activities.

Providing and introduction to the practice and scholarship of Learning and Teaching with participants demonstrating the learning outcomes:

  1. Apply the foundational knowledge covered in the CAUT modules; a. key concepts and principles underpinning tertiary teaching and learning; b. the higher education regulatory environment; and c. the implications of University of Canberra strategies and policies for teaching practice to your teaching and learning experience and practice for the enhancement of student learning,
  2. Engage with and respond productively to peer review of your teaching; and,
  3. Reflect critically on your practice as a tertiary educator and communicate your reflective insights to others.

The program is free and open to all staff to participate.

More information

Contact if you have questions or require further information about staff development for learning and teaching, or visit the staff development MyUC page.