We run online workshops prior to Sessions, designed specifically to help staff learn how to work effectively in a new teaching environment.

Centre for Teaching and Learning

New to Teaching

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) welcomes staff new to SCU. We are here to support and encourage new staff as they orientate themselves to SCU. To assist, we run online workshops prior to Sessions, designed specifically to help staff learn how to work effectively in a new teaching environment. Workshops will be advertised through the SCU email and feel free to contact us for details.  

As well as the New to Teaching @ SCU Workshops we provide a number of opportunities for you to engage with your colleagues, and the scholarship of teaching, to support your transition to teaching at SCU. These opportunities can be found on our Professional Learning page.

New to Teaching @ SCU Workshops

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) welcomes staff new to SCU. We are here to support and encourage new staff as they commence at SCU. To assist, we run workshops prior to Term and Session start dates, designed specifically to help staff learn how to work effectively in a new teaching environment.

The CTL workshops start on the Friday before Term/Session commences and continue with a follow-up session. Final dates for 2022:

  • 28 October from 1:30pm NSW, and 2 November from 1pm NSW (follow-up session).

While the workshops are designed for staff who are new to SCU, all academic staff including casual staff can attend. The workshops will include opportunities to:

  • experience interactive content in the ‘New to Teaching at SCU’ Blackboard site
  • participate in activities to develop capabilities for effective and engaging online teaching strategies
  • learn about available resources and supports for teaching at SCU
  • network with SCU colleagues in the online environment through Teams
  • learn how to use Collaborate Ultra and Blackboard 

For workshop enquiries please contact Mieke Witsel by email mieke.witsel@scu.edu.au

*If you miss attending and need support please contact the Centre for Teaching and Learning or view our Professional Learning page for other teaching support options.

Statement of Completion: New to Teaching @ SCU Workshop 

This workshop can be undertaken as part of a larger professional learning package. Those who fulfil the minimum requirement of 14 hours participation (i.e. the workshop plus evidence of completion of one FUTP online module) will receive a Statement of Completion.

SCU teaching and learning community

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. 

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. 

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