To assist you with getting started as a casual academic employee at UTS, the Human Resources Unit hosts a casual academic staff page that includes links to online induction information.
The casual academics section contains practical information, relevant news and events, along with links to Faculty contacts and to specific information about employment and pay and conditions for casual academics at UTS.
Workshops and training
The Institute for Interactive Media and Learning (IML) run a range of workshops and training sessions for casual academic staff at UTS.
- Workshop program for new academic staff: These sessions are an orientation to learning and teaching at UTS and are run just before the start of each semester (mid-February and mid-July).
- Two core subjects, Student Learning and Teaching Approaches and Course Design and Assessment are offered in the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, and are open to casual academics without needing to formally enrol in the course. Casual academics may formally enrol in the course if they can confirm that they will have teaching commitments during their enrolment. Faculty sponsorship of course fees may be available for longstanding casual academics. Contact Enza Mirabella for more information.
- Workshop Week is an annual series of workshops specifically designed for casual academics new to UTS. offered in the first half of the year.
- UTS Casual Academics Conference, run during session two, provides professional development and networking opportunities for casual academics across the university.
- Faculty-based workshops can also be run by IML for casual academics upon request. They are usually available towards the beginning of semester. Workshops or other sessions can also be facilitated for course or large subject teams, including casual and full-time academics. If you would like to request a workshop on a particular topic, please discuss this with your Subject or Course Co-ordinator, Head of School or the Associate Dean Teaching and Learning in your faculty.
Learning and teaching grants
- Casual academics can also apply for First Year Experience project grants. For more information contact First-Year Experience Program Coordinator Kathy Egea or phone +61 2 9514 1720.
Events and showcases
- Learning and Teaching Showcase is an annual event that celebrates some of the changes UTS academics are making to their teaching.
- Learning and Teaching Forum is a full-day forum for all teaching staff to share their experiences, tips and case studies in teaching and learning. Hosted in November, each year, the day hosts over 50 speakers on campus – be inspired and advice, hear what projects your colleagues are working on, and network cross-faculty.
The UTS Teaching and Learning pages include a range of useful online resources and materials relevant to casual academics:
- Different aspects of enhancing learning and teaching, including group work
- Curriculum design and graduate attributes
- Assessment, including formative feedback and streamlining marking
- Information about past recipients and application processes for UTS learning and teaching grants and awards