Sessional Teacher Orientation

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers an orientation for new sessional staff tutoring at the undergraduate level or teaching in masters coursework programs. This orientation is paid as part of a staff member's first contract i.e. for new staff who have not previously completed the orientation or a teaching development program. The orientation provides the most basic, necessary information and tips to get you started as a teacher in the tutorial or masters coursework environment.

Sessional Teacher Orientation Seminar Details for Semester 2, 2014

When: Friday, 25 July 2014, 10.00 to 12.30pm
Where: Woolley Common Room, level 4, John Woolley Building (A20).

   Program Details
1 The Teaching Community
2 Introduction to Undergraduate Teaching (ITL)

 Teaching in Tutorials

  • The first tute  
  • The tutor as facilitator   
  • Common scenarios
  • Group work and presentation

 Assessment and Marking

  •   Policies (Extension, Special Consideration, Academic Dishonesty)
  • On line entry
  • Marking practices
  • Feedback
5  General Discussion


To enrol for Semester 2, 2014 Sessional Teacher Orientation program click here.

If you are having problems enrolling, please email .

Previous Sessions

You may listen to the session from Semester 1, 2013.

To listen to the session from Semester 2, 2012, click here. Headphones are recommended as the volume is soft.

To view the materials from the previous seminar during Semester 2 2012, click here and here

To hear a podcast of the previous Postgraduate Orientation seminar from Semester 2 2011, click here

To view materials from the previous Postgraduate Orientation seminar during Semester 2 2011, click here