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					                                                                             ContaCt details for teaChing@Melbourne

                                                                             telephone: 03 8344 7590

                                                                             Queries: k.harris@unimelb.edu.au
                                                                             Website: www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au/

Centre for the study of higher eduCation/
a professional development program for university teachers,      8 april 2008 9am - 1pm
whether experienced or new to teaching at the university.
                                                                 > technology in teaching: including the role of
effective university teaching requires more than expert          subject websites
discipline knowledge and good communication skills. it
                                                                 > learning and language: developing students’
requires insight into how students learn, and the central role
of assessment and feedback. it involves curriculum design        academic english language skills
focused on the learning activities students engage in,           > feedback on teaching: the role of student surveys
rather than simply on content delivery. and it is contextual     and peer review
in terms of particular student populations and institutional
environments.                                                    A series of 90-minute seminars on special
teaching@Melbourne is open to all university of Melbourne
staff.                                                           18 March 2008 : 4.30 - 6.00pm
                                                                 22 april 2008 : 12.30 - 2.00pm
the series has two components:                                   6 May 2008 : 4.30 - 6.00pm
                                                                 27 May 2008 : 12.30 - 2.00pm
Three half-day sessions covering a range of core
topics                                                           Possible topics (to be confirmed)
                                                                 > Problem-based learning
25 feb 2008 9am - 1pm                                            > Practical and clinical teaching and learning
                                                                 > groupwork: designing and assessing group
> Melbourne’s students: latest insights into the university’s    learning activities
diverse student population                                       > teaching spaces: the influence of space and
                                                                 facilities on teaching and learning
> university teaching: the theories and the changing
                                                                 > interdisciplinary teaching and learning
approaches to curricula                                          > Curriculum design: an introduction to curriculum
> large classes: making the most of lectures                     design and coordination
                                                                 > Postgraduate supervision: practices of effective
26 feb 2008 9am - 1pm                                            supervisors
                                                                 > Coordination of subjects and courses
> Melbourne model: the curriculum aspirations behind the
move to depth plus breadth                                       registration for all sessions is essential:
> assessing learning: the central and complex role of            http://www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au/academic_
> small group teaching: tutorial, practicals and other           teaching@Melbourne is integrated with subject 1
facilitated sessions                                             (497-802) in the graduate Certificate in university

                                                                                  ContaCt details for the gCut

                                                                                  telephone: 03 8344 7590

                                                                                  Queries: k.harris@unimelb.edu.au
                                                                                  Website: www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au/

graduate CertifiCate in university teaChing/
Centre for the study of higher eduCation/
Graduate CertifiCate in university teaChinG                        are usually held in the late afternoon at a regular time slot.
                                                                   assessment tasks are designed to be useful and relevant to
a two-year, part-time award program designed for university        your teaching environment.
staff seeking to develop advanced expertise and skills in
university teaching.                                               full details for 2008, including class times and assessment
                                                                   tasks, are available at:
PartiCiPants in the GCut                                           http://www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au/teaching_learning/gcut.html

the course is open to full-time, part-time or sessional            eliGibility and aPPliCation
university of Melbourne staff with current teaching
responsibilities, taking into account the wide variety of levels   to be eligible for entry into the gCut applicants must have
of experience and teaching contexts. the gCut is designed          current employment at the university of Melbourne with
to prepare people for leadership roles in the advancement          teaching responsibilities, and a completed bachelor degree
of higher education teaching and learning in their particular      (in any discipline).
context. it is desirable, but not essential, for applicants to
have at least some university teaching experience.                 applications are considered by the gCut selection
                                                                   Committee in January. a quota is set for each yearly intake.
graduates and current course participants include:                 in the event that applications exceed the quota priority will
                                                                   be given to:
> academics at many levels, research fellows and
professional staff involved in teaching                            > full-time teaching-and-research staff in the early years of
> experienced teachers and early-career academics                  an academic career;
> staff from all university faculties                              > staff who have strong support from their dean or head
> those involved in a variety of teaching settings including       of department; and
postgraduate, undergraduate, clinical, laboratories, fieldwork     > staff who demonstrate a strong personal desire and
and large or small groups                                          commitment to enhance their teaching skills.

What the Course involves                                           applications for 2008 close on 16 January, 2008

the course is designed to accommodate and integrate                application forms are available at:
with the work commitments of university staff and is               http://www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au/teaching_learning/gcut.html
only available in part-time mode. the program consists of
4 subjects taken sequentially over 4 semesters within 2
years. Contact hours between subjects vary and classes


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