Sessional Staff

Orientation to Teaching

The "Orientation to Teaching” day, run by the Centre for Teaching and Learning, is designed to be an introduction to teaching in the university setting, orienting you to your role and classroom practice, university policies and procedures, understanding and caring for students, and a brief introduction to UONline. This session is specifically aimed at new sessional academic staff.

After completing "Orientation to Teaching" sessional staff are then welcome to extend their training by undertaking the "Fundamentals in University Teaching Certificate”.

Follow the registration link below for the next available "Orientation to Teaching" session. 
(University staff login will be required to register).

Orientation to Teaching 2020 - tba
(9:30am - 1:30pm)

Fundamentals in University Teaching Certificate

The Centre for Teaching and Learning has designed this certificate program as an introduction to teaching. This certificate is a great place to start if you have never taught before or you are new to teaching at UON. Sessional staff will benefit from being able to complete this certificate in a single semester, fitting it in with teaching and research commitments.

The "Orientation to Teaching" session (above) must be completed prior to enrolling in the Fundamentals in University Teaching Certificate.


Fundamentals of Assessment (for Sessional staff)  

to be advised - 2020
(2pm - 4pm)

Blended and Online Teaching and Learning   

to be advised - 2020
(10am - 12pm)

Outcomes include developing your teaching skills, understanding who your students are and learning classroom management techniques. Throughout the program, you'll gather evidence of your teaching practice so you can start building your teaching portfolio.

This certificate will be delivered as a blended professional development program including both face-to-face and online components, giving you flexibility and also enabling you to familiarise yourself with UONline.

Certificate Requirements:

Three core sessions need to be completed:

  • Orientation to Teaching
  • Fundamentals of Assessment (for sessional staff)
  • Blended and Online Teaching and Learning

Two online modules to be completed via Blackboard include:

  • Time Management
  • Creating your Teaching Portfolio

Assessment Task:  Submission of your Teaching Portfolio will complete the program.

For further information contact The Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Teaching Resources

CTL teaching resources for sessional staff are available.