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Workshops for casual academics new to UTS

Saturday 14 March to Friday 20 March 2015

A series of workshops specifically designed for casual academics new to UTS, including casual tutors and demonstrators, will be offered from Saturday 14 March to Friday 20 March 2015 by the Institute for Interactive Media and Learning (IML). These workshops provide important professional development opportunities early in semester and an introduction to teaching and learning in the context of the UTS strategic priorities.

Contexts for Learning at UTS:

            Introduction to Active Learning in Tutorials

            Running Effective Quantitative Tutorials

Aspects of Learning at UTS:

            Assessment, Marking And Feedback

            Practical Strategies for Engaging Students in their First Year at UTS

            Improving the Laboratory Teaching and Learning Experience

            Facilitating Collaborative Learning

            Showcase of Technologies for Learning at UTS

            Strategies For Developing Student Reading, Note-taking, and Writing.

Descriptions of each workshop and further details about registration are available here 

Each casual academic who enrols in the program can be paid to attend up to two (2) workshops and priority is given to casual academics who are new to UTS, or have not participated previously. Workshops fill quickly so participants need to register soon to avoid disappointment.


Past Events

UTS Casual Academics Conference

22 September 2014

Casual academics attended the annual UTS Casual Academics Conference. The conference focussed on taking Learning2014 to the next level. Learning2014 is our strategic future-focused learning initiative that utilises innovative face-to-face and online approaches to provide the best learning experiences for UTS students. Find out more on the UTS learning.futures website

As well as a keynote presentation by Professor Shirley Alexander, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education and Students) the Conference offered a range of activities that examined different aspects of teaching and learning at UTS for Learning2014 and beyond. These included:

      • Practical workshops sessions

      • Networking opportunities

      • Experts on hand to answer your questions

      • A plenary session focused 'Learning2014 at the coal face'

      • A chance to enter and win our flipped learning competition.

For general inquiries please contact Enza.Mirabella@uts.edu.au

UTS Casual Academic Conferences are hosted by the Institute for Interactive Media and Learning (IML) in the division of the DVC (Education and Students).

Learning2014 Festival Encore Event

20-21 August 2014
Workshops for Casual Academics

Following the success of the Learning2014 Festival, encore events were held for casual academics.  The two day program provided opportunities for casual academics to engage with some of the innovative approaches to learning showcased at the recent UTS Learning2014 Festival. The Learning2014 initiative takes advantage of advances in technology and insights into learning to enable students to experience a seamless integration of the best of online and face-to-face on campus learning.

View the program here.