The Centre for Teaching and Learning has a number of strategies available to support all new academic staff, continuing and casual.
Helpful links to get you started
Welcome to SCU
Welcome to the SCU teaching and learning community. We know starting at an institution can be daunting and confusing and it can be hard to find your way around. We have compiled a list of handy links to help you get to know SCU, orient yourself, and find the support systems, people and structures and more, that will frame your working life at SCU.
A brief history of SCU
Glossary of Terms
The Southern Cross University Handbook
Governance and management structures at SCU
Policies relevant to teaching and learning
Learning and teaching and the University’s Strategic Plan
Community engaged learning
Getting connected to relevant IT systems at SCU
Support services relevant to teaching and learning
The Centre for Teaching and Learning is here to directly support effective teaching at SCU. Here are links of supports that are available to help you develop and enhance your teaching practice and work with students.
Equity and Diversity Office
Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples
Indigenous Australia Student Services (IASS)
Student Administration Services
Student Health and Wellbeing
Support for teaching @SCU
This two-hour workshop is designed to specifically help engage with a new teaching environment and introduce the systems, supports and resources available. This is an opportunity to meet other new academic staff and future colleagues.
Optional: Following the workshop, participants are invited to stay and join in an informal discussion about all teaching matters with their colleagues and CTL staff.
The workshop includes:
All academic staff including casual staff can attend. The workshop includes opportunities to:
- learn about available resources and supports for teaching at SCU
- network with SCU colleagues
- engage in discussion about teaching and learning issues
- access the Foundations of University Teaching Practice (FUTP) online modules.
Access to the Foundations of University Teaching Practice online modules. This program is a new, flexible professional learning opportunity designed to improve your teaching and learning practice, enhance the learning experiences of your students, and fit in your busy career.
Staff register via the Professional Learning Calendar in MyHR. A list of all scheduled programs will appear. Select the program and click Apply.
If you do not have a current MyHR log-in contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Foundations of University Teaching Practice
This is a new, flexible professional learning opportunity designed to improve your teaching and learning practice, enhance the learning experiences of your students, and fit in your busy career.
All new SCU staff within their first three years of teaching are invited to enrol in the Foundations of University Teaching Practice (FUTP) program offered by the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL). This program will also be of interest to experienced staff seeking fresh inspiration, particularly in relation to teaching in the online environment.
The next program – to be advised.
For further information visit Foundations of University Teaching Practice.