Professional development for academics
Academic development programs and resources at UTS provide academic staff with opportunities to support, reflect on and enhance their work and career development. They include support for the process of probation for new academics and professional development opportunities and resources for all academic staff, including advice and resources on preparing for a promotion.
Learning and teaching development
Teaching for learning.futures program
This five-module program supports academics to develop the understanding, capability and confidence to teach subjects aligned with learning.futures - UTS's university-wide approach to blended learning. As well as encouraging innovative and active teaching with a strong focus on learning, we aim to build connections between academics within and across disciplines to promote opportunities for future collaboration.
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning
The Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning provides opportunities for academics to participate at a choice of three levels:
- Participation in workshop sessions without completing assessment tasks or enrolling in the course. This level is available to all UTS academics and other teaching staff, including casuals by negotiation with the course co-ordinator.
- Completion of individual subjects. At this level, you would come to sessions or complete equivalent independent learning activities and submit appropriate evidence of learning in a reflective teaching portfolios for assessment. This level is available only to participants in the development program for academics new to UTS. If you complete subjects and are not enrolled in the course, the completion will be counted for credit if you choose to enrol.
- Completion of the entire course, which enables you to obtain a formal qualification in learning and teaching in higher education. The course may be completed by completing a negotiated action research project related to your teaching and learning context, and credit may be given for equivalent prior learning.
See the course timetable for session details. All sessions are held in the IML seminar room 27.15, Level 27, Tower Building.
Contact the course administrator Enza.Mirabella@uts.edu.au, 9514 1669, for enrolment and general information.
Weekly workshops and drop-in sessions
The LX.lab run year-long workshops to help you skill-up. Whether it's UTSOnline or Canvas help, or technologies in the classroom, visit the LX at UTS site for details. The LX.lab also host drop-in sessions for tech support.
UTS Learning and Teaching Forum
With a program of 50+ speakers, the annual UTS Learning and Teaching Forum is an opportunity for UTS staff to share ideas and innovations on learning and teaching in a practice-oriented university. Gain insights, share ideas and get advice.
Contact Enza.Mirabella@uts.edu.au for more detail.
The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) looks after all aspects of research funding, reporting, collaboration and commercialisation. To learn about RIO’s functions in more detail, please visit the UTS Research Environment page on Staff Connect (UTS staff only, log-in required).
Research supervision development
The UTS Graduate Research School provides a range of services to support and develop our research students, supervisors and early career researchers. UTS is a leading member of the fIRST consortium which offers online activities and resources for improving research supervision and training.
Other academic career development resources
Your academic supervisor and/or mentors’ roles include assisting you with career development and providing advice about opportunities which are available within your Faculty or Institute. Other opportunities which you can make use of for your career development within UTS include:
- The academic performance and development process (staff login required)
- Professional Experience Program (staff login required)
- Services and facilities provided by ITD (staff login required)
- Starting at UTS induction information (staff login required)
- Opportunities provided through the Equity and Diversity Unit