"The most important things in life are the connections you make with others"

Tom Ford

Professional Learning

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 professional learning resources for more information.

Teaching and Learning Talking Teaching webinars

Talking Teaching

Each 1-hour lunchtime session will include a presentation with time for Q&A and discussion.

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Teaching Technologies Workshops

These professional development workshops focus on teaching using technology. Learn new skills, or brush up on technology tools you already use for teaching.

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New to Teaching at SCU Workshops

CTL run workshops prior to Term and Session start dates, designed specifically to help staff learn how to work effectively in a new teaching environment.

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Topic Focused Workshops

Join the CTL team and SCU colleagues for workshops and/or watch the recordings from recent workshops

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Friday Free-for-all

These weekly online sessions focus on troubleshooting technical issues and general technology support and training related questions. Drop in every Friday at 12 noon (NSW/AEST).

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Teaching Technologies Drop-In Sessions

Join the Technology Facilitators' to ask your burning questions about teaching using technology. Drop in every Tuesday at 1pm (NSW/AEST).

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Calendar of Events

See a list of all Centre for Teaching and Learning events in one place

Foundations of University Teaching Practice

Foundations of University Teaching Practice

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.

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2022 SoLT Symposium

The Symposium will be held in November! Find details here on how to contribute.

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.

Go to FUTP information 

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.

Go to Scholarship of Learning and Teaching Symposium information

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.

Go to Talking Teaching webinar information

Friday Free-for-all

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.

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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.

Contact ctl@scu.edu.au if you would like any more information or to request specific professional learning experiences.

Can't find what you are looking for? Go to the CTL page for further support and to resources.

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