Before you start teaching, your school should provide you with a duty statement or contract, and information about the training and resources available to you.
Duty Statement or Contract
This should include
- The number of hours you are expected to work and how these are divided among your duties
- Whether or not you are expected to attend lectures
- Your particular duties, for example, leading tutorials, conducting laboratory sessions, marking assignments, lab reports or examinations, managing on-line activities, etc.
Induction and Training
- The school should provide you with information on the type of tutor training, induction, mentoring available to you.
- Tutor training normally includes material both on conducting tutorials and assessing students' work.
- All UQ staff, including casuals, are required to complete the Occupational Health and Safety online induction.
Planning for the Semester
- The coordinator of your course should inform you of how you will be supervised, for example, weekly meetings, regular email correspondence.
- The coordinator of your course should provide you with a tutorial plan for the semester.
- As a staff member, you will have staff Library borrowing privileges
- Your school will inform you of the resources availalbe to you. Resources may include:
- Textbooks, lecture notes, references/readings, or lab manuals
- Office or room to meet students
- Phone access
- Photocopying, printing and stationery allocations
- Staff ID card/swipe access card, room keys