Sessional staff play a vital role in the University and a number of services and resources have been developed to support staff.
Tutoring @ UniSA is a 3 hour workshop that has been developed specifically about tutoring skills and strategies.
Planning for Success is a 50 page booklet that is a practical resource for all teaching staff that run active learning classes at UniSA (tutorials, practicals, workshops, seminars, studios, practical classes etc).
The booklet includes:
The RED (Recognition, Enhancement and Development) report presents the outcomes from an Australian Learning and Teaching Council project on the contribution of sessional teachers to higher education. The RED report and RED resource are available to download on the CADAD website.
An outcome of the 2002 AUTC Teaching large classes project was the recognition that the Australian higher education system is one of the most casualised industries in the employment market. In light of this, a second project was developed to focus on establishing guidelines and support mechanisms at the university level for policy development purposes, and at the organisational unit level (school and subject level) for the support and training of sessional teaching staff.
A major aim of the project was to provide a range of models of good practice at each level.
The specific aims of the project were to:
A comprehensive body of information has been obtained, literature reviewed and resources including case studies, guideline for good practice and checklists developed. All of the information and resources are available on the project site.