Resources related to: collegiality

Managing new sessional staff with no background in teaching

When you are the frontline for supporting new sessional staff with no prior experience in a teaching role. View video…

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Mentoring circles in higher education

Darwin, A. & Palmer, E. (2009). Mentoring circles in higher education.  Higher Education Research &Development, 28(2), 125-136. Read a summary…

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Overcoming isolation: look outside your school

An experienced academic advocates for making connections with other academics outside your school – within the university and in other institutions – as a way of overcoming a sense of isolation.

“I guarantee that in a higher education institution there are going to be a lot of people who are interested in teaching and learning. So its just a matter of looking around and tapping into that resource.”  View video…

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Peer Review of Teaching for Promotion Purposes

The University of Adelaide’s Centre for Learning and Professional Development website provides a link to Peer Review of Teaching for Promotion Purposes, which includes resources and guidelines for setting up internal and external peer review processes. Read a summary…

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Recovering from overwhelm

An experienced academic outlines a practical strategy for recovering from overwhelm. View video…

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Role of policies & procedures in a university context

When you need to know how/when/where to do something… Formally documented university policies define what you can do, what you can’t do, and where you have discretion. Like them or not, they are there to protect you and to make the processes transparent for all involved.  View video…

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Show me the money! An empirical analysis of mentoring outcomes for women in academia

Gardiner, M., Tiggemann, M., Kearns, H. & Marshall, K. (2007). Show me the money! An empirical analysis of mentoring outcomes for women in academia.  Higher Education Research & Development, 26(4), 425-442. Read a summary…

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SOTL: Learning from others in Teaching & Learning forums

One way of overcoming the inherent isolation of academic work is to seek out Teaching & Learning forums.  View video…

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Starting out: moving into a leadership role

Your job now is to motivate and facilitate the staff you are coordinating.  It is about creating a new identity for yourself in addition to, or beyond, your existing identity as a teacher. View video…

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Teaching in a service unit context: diverse cohort & engagement

What is different about teaching an introductory, foundation or core unit that services students from other faculties than your own? View video…

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