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 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, 2018

When: Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 10.00 to 1.00pm (9.30 to 10.00 light refreshment and registration)
Where: New Law Lecture Theatre 104, New Law Building

   Program Details
1 Welcome

Teaching in Tutorials and Teaching Resources

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

Social Inclusion in Teaching

4 Disability Awareness in Teaching

 Assessment and Marking

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


To enrol for Semester 2, 2018 Sessional Teacher Orientation program ENROL.

If you are having problems enrolling, please email .


If this is your first teaching contract, you are eligible to apply for payment for your attendance at the session (3hrs) using this form:

Orientation Payment form - S2 2018

Previous sessions

2018 Semester 1-
Sessional Orientation slides
Program and Resources
Principles of Undergraduate Teaching 2018 video

Materials - semester 1, 2017
Teaching in Tutorials; Teaching Resources; Social Inclusion; Disability Awareness in Teaching; Disability Awareness Training Manual and Assessment

2017 - semester 1 You may listen to the session from Semester 1, 2017.