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 1, 2013
When: Friday March 1st, 1.30pm - 4.00pm
Where: Woolley Common Room, level 4 of the John Woolley Building (A20).
1. The Teaching Community
2. Introduction to Undergraduate Teaching (ITL)
3. Teaching in Tutorials
- The first tute
- The tutor as facilitator
- Common scenarios
- Group work and presentation
4. Assessment and Marking
- Policies (Extension, Special Consideration, Academic Dishonesty)
- On line entry
- Marking practices
5. General Discussion
If you require any further information or wish to register your interest in attending the Sessional Teacher Orientation, please RSVP providing your name, department and school details to
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