The University provides a range of programs, short courses and resources to enhance and develop staff teaching and learning skills. The Staff Development program for Academic Staff page provides an overview of development opportunities.

CESoTL: Creating Excellence in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at UQ

The Creating Excellence in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CESoTL) initiative aims to consolidate and extend UQ’s position of excellence in university teaching and learning. The initiative aims to build staff capability in, and foster an institutional culture of, scholarship of teaching and learning.

A Creating Excellence in Scholarhip of Teaching and Learning eZine has been developed to showcase snapshots of teaching and learning activities across UQ.  The first edition of the eZine was launched in Teaching and Learning Week 2009.

Contact Dr Mia O'Brien for more details:

Award Programs

Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education)

The Higher Education field within the Graduate Certificate in Education is designed for university teachers and PhD students who seek to improve their educational practice. This program introduces major conceptual issues, research directions, and innovative practices associated with higher education. It challenges and extends notions of learning, curriculum, pedagogy, assessment of student performance, and evaluation of teaching and courses within the higher education context.

Continuing or fixed term staff whose contracts do not expire before expected graduation are generally eligible for financial support provided by the Staff Development Committee and the staff member's School or Faculty.  Staff should discuss with their Head of School if they are interested in undertaking this program.

Short Courses

Staff Development Program
A number of short courses are available to full-time and casual academic and general staff through the Staff Development Program. Training is provided on a wide range of topics such as leadership and management, teaching and learning practice, human resources, finance, eLearning, career advancement, equity and diversity and skills development.  The University Staff Development Committee (USDC) produces an annual report which outlines participation by staff in the University staff development program.

TEDI can arrange for many of the seminars offered in the annual Staff Development Program to be repeated in-house for a school or a group of staff on another campus.

TEDI also offers a range of teaching and learning support services aimed at improving teaching and learning, including guidelines on a range of assessment issues.

University Policy

University Policies relating to staff development are available in the Handbook of University Policies and Procedures, specifically:

The Sessional Teaching website also provides resources, guidelines and teaching ideas to support sessional teachers.

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