Engaging with the SCU academic community will support your professional growth, enhance your career and provide you with a community of practice across a range of disciplines, ideas and skill sets. Engaging with the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching will elevate your practice through personal reflection and application of evidence-based approaches to higher education learning and teaching. Ultimately, our students will benefit from your commitment to lifelong learning.
The Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoLT) in a higher education context is vital to ensure we maintain the highest possible standard of practice supported by evidence-based research. A commitment to the SoLT can be engaging, rewarding and reflective. There are many ways that you can engage with the SoLT. Explore our page of resources for more information.
Foundations of University Teaching Practice
New to Teaching at SCU Workshops
Calendar of Events
Foundations of University Teaching Practice (FUTP)
The FUTP is a 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 SCU staff, including continuing, fixed-term and casual staff are invited to enrol. This program will be of interest to new staff and experienced staff seeking fresh inspiration, particularly in relation to teaching in the online environment. Information about the six modules and how to enrol are available on the CTL website.
Learning and Teaching Symposium
Every year CTL host the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching Symposium bringing together academics to discuss, debate and share their insights into their teaching practice. The CTL website provides up to date information about how to contribute, programs for the current year and links to archived recordings from previous years.
Talking Teaching Webinars
Talking Teaching is the Centre for Teaching and Learning’s university-wide Scholarship of Learning and Teaching webinar program. It provides a forum for SCU staff and guest presenters to share insights and discuss their research or research-based practice with a focus on teaching and learning in higher education. Each 1-hour lunchtime session will include a 20-25 minute presentation with time for Q&A and discussion. All sessions are recorded and previous webinars can be accessed through the CTL website.
Every Friday from 12 to 1pm (AEST) join our technology and pedagogy experts for an hour as they answer your questions. Come for as long or as little as you like. You might want to know more about Blackboard Learn (MySCU), Collaborate Ultra, Turnitin, VoiceThread, H5P, ClickView and others.
Support for New Academic Staff
We encourage new staff to engage with professional learning opportunities that you can find links to on this page. The Centre for Learning and Teaching also offers a dedicated workshop called New to Teaching@SCU which is offered in the month before the start of each teaching session. We have collated useful resources for new staff that can be accessed through the CTL website. If you have any requests or questions please get in touch.
Go to our support resources on the New to Teaching page.