Sessional staff

Sessional staff play a vital role in the University and a number of services and resources have been developed to support staff.


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Tutoring at UniSA is a 3-hour session focusing on face-to-face tutorials. It outlines strategies for active learning and getting the most out of your face-to-face time with students. This workshop will develop your approach to small-group work and can be used for any small-group teaching situations including flipped classrooms.

This workshop is designed for those who are new to tutoring at UniSA as well as those more experienced teachers that want to refresh their skills. We will be addressing the areas of teaching described below but there is ample scope to address specific challenges you may be experiencing.

Topics for discussion

  • Covid Compliance
  • Student participation in discussions
  • Deep learning
  • Your ability to guide and facilitate learning
  • Effective group work
  • Your ability to build appropriate student relationships
  • Your ability to work with challenging students

Planning for Success: Teaching active learning classes at UniSA

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:

  • Definitions of effective teaching in higher education
  • strategies to plan, conduct and evaluate active learning classes
  • advice for teachers supporting learning through feedback, group work, online learning
  • an outline of assessment, marking, moderation and academic integrity at UniSA

A quick guide for sessional academic staff

The Human Resources Unit has developed a Quick guide for Sessional Academic Staff (PDF 473kb - download Adobe Acrobat)

The RED report: the contribution of sessional teachers to higher education

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.