Academic Induction Program
The Academic Induction Program (Learning and Teaching) is a formalised support for higher education teaching staff new, or returning, to Federation University. All staff, whether sessional, contract or ongoing, are expected to complete this 15-hour blended program within their probation period.
Academic staff are provided with an introduction to:
- general and specific Federation learning and teaching practices
- learning technologies to support university learning and teaching initiatives
- support networks available for academic well-being and enhancing learning and teaching practices
- support networks available to aid and promote student retention and success
- Target group: Mandated for all new, or returning, university academic as per the Academic Probation Procedure (HR955) or teaching support staff. Completion preferable within the first semester of employment.
- Campus: Virtual - All campuses (virtual sessions during COVID-19 lock down)
Time allocation: Overall: 15 hours: Breakdown: 7 hours face-to-face workshop (or virtual equivalent during lock down) and 8 hours online. Online component to be completed within 4 weeks of workshop attendance.
- Facilitators: CLIPP, Library, School and department staff
- Cost: Nil. Sessional staff will be paid to attend at the ‘Other Required Academic Activity’ rate, on completion of the program.
Scheduled each year for:
- February - Two weeks prior to commencement of Semester 1 (MTH, BER & CHU campuses)
- March - Two weeks prior to commencement of Trimester 1 (BRI campus) AND Teaching Week 4 of Semester 1 (MTH, BER, CHU & HSM campuses)
- June - Two weeks prior to commencement of Trimester 2 (BRI campus)
- July - Two weeks prior to commencement of Semester 2 (MTH, BER, CHU & HSM campuses)
- August - Teaching Week 4 for Semester 2 (MTH, BER & CHU campuses)
- October - Two week prior to commencement of Trimester 3 (BRI campus)
Dates, venues and registration details for 2021 will be available mid-December 2020.
|Workshop - Activities and discussions related to:||Outline units - Information related to:|
|Introduction to engaging teaching practices||Introduction to university L&T frameworks|
|Introduction to assessment||Introduction to university L&T structures|
|Introduction to moderation and marking||Introduction to assessment practices|
|Introduction to Moodle||Introduction to learning and teaching practices|
|Navigating the AIP Moodle site - resources and activities||Introduction to student diversity and supports|
|Introduction to academic supports||Introduction to enhancing practice through review|
|Accessing professional development opportunities||Introduction to research|
|Continuing professional development|
- No new bookings for 2020 available.
- Maximum of 15 participants per session. Minimum of 5 participants per session to proceed
- Participants will be contacted the week prior to the workshop with specific details for days, times, venue, workshop agenda, pre-workshop materials and other relevant information