Support for New Academics

A range of online and face to face services are available to support academic staff in their teaching and provide advice as needed.


Learning Design and Teaching Innovation

Learning Design and Teaching Innovation

The Learning Design and Teaching Innovation unit supports UON's course enhancement initiatives, providing advice on the most appropriate pedagogical approaches for learning in different contexts, along with the production of high-quality learning resources to support blended and online learning.

The Learning Design and Teaching Innovation team are specialists in the application of transformative educational technologies, and are a source of knowledge for learning spaces and their capabilities.

Learning Design and Teaching Innovation staff work closely with academic colleagues to transform curriculum and can also provide tailored professional development opportunities.

Virtual Learning Environment

Virtual Learning Environment

The University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is a collection of technologies used to provide online learning spaces, deliver online content and activities and facilitate online communication and collaboration to support teaching and learning at the University.

The Learning Technologies Support team provide 'just in time' help for academics for the teaching and learning technologies available in the Virtual Learning Environment.

These include Blackboard, Panopto (UONCapture), Turnitin and Collaborate. Support is provided via phone, email or individual/small group consultations. Customised workshops can also be conducted to meet the specific requirements for your course, school or faculty.

Staff can contact UONline Support via:  uonline@newcastle.edu.au
or call 4921 7101

the Educator Network

the Educator Network

The Educator Network (tEN) aims to promote collaboration, innovation and excellence. Membership of tEN is open to all educators, being any staff involved in the education experience at our University, including academic and professional staff.  Recordings of our recent Showcase events and Learning (Educator) Lunchboxes are available for viewing.

To encourage collaboration the Educator Network has created a Yammer group to assist with sharing good practice, supporting ideas and creativity and networking.

Student Central

Student Central

Student Central is a contemporary business unit within the Academic Division, supporting and enabling the student journey to enrich the educational experience of students. For academic staff, Student Central is a point of contact for information and referral to the relevant services to assist your students.

With a holistic approach to the student experience, we connect students to the support and services they need through a streamlined approach to administrative processes and a comprehensive range of student engagement and support initiatives.

Our comprehensive knowledgebase, AskUON is a first port of call for students and staff supporting students, with a range of questions and answers about uni life and averages around 1 million views each year!

With our brief, web-based form you can access the support of our professional staff for any student you may have concerns about. We are trained to know exactly which services to connect students to for a wide variety of issues. Why not bookmark our Refer a Student form so you have it on hand when you need it?

The Wollotuka Institute

The Wollotuka Institute

The Wollotuka Institute, located in the Birabahn Building provides guidance and support for Indigenous students studying at the University of Newcastle. We offer a welcoming cultural space, with a diverse staff and student community that celebrates equity and inclusion.

Our Student Advancement Team provides proactive advice and support regarding programs, courses, and University support services. ​ We are the key support in activities relating to individual student success and provide students with opportunities to network and assist in achieving their academic goals. Other services include academic support, financial support, scholarships, social events and culturally centred counselling support. We pride ourselves in having our door open, and we are always here to support even if you would just like to come in for a yarn.

Contact us via email:  Wollotuka@newcastle.edu.au
Callaghan (02) 4921 6863​    |    Ourimbah (02) 4349 4500 ​   |   New Space (02) 4921 6863

Copyright

Copyright

Copyright is a form of intellectual property that protects a variety of literary, artistic, musical and dramatic works. The University operates under a statutory licence which allows staff to copy from various media and communicate this material for the purpose of teaching and assessment.

Before using any third-party material in your course, please check our copyright support page:  newcastle.edu.au/library/support-for-researchers/copyright

The Copyright Advisor is available to provide training and assistance for staff, including appropriate use of resources in your course, teaching materials and licensing. In-course sessions can also be organised for your students to assist with video, media or other assignments.

Contact:  Anthony O’Brien, Copyright Advisor | (02) 492 16456  
copyright@newcastle.edu.au

Library - Academic Engagement team

Library - Academic Engagement team

The Library’s Academic Engagement team supports your research and teaching practice. Research and Teaching Liaison Librarians are assigned to each School and can provide you with discipline specific advice and services.

Research Liaison Librarians offer specialist research services and resources, including advice on undertaking literature searches, systematic reviews, referencing, citation analysis, promotion of your research, managing your research data, and choosing the right publisher.

Teaching Liaison Librarians provide curriculum advice and support for pathways, undergraduate and postgraduate courses. They can work with you on the creation of programs and resources to develop students’ digital capabilities and information skills; and advise on course reading materials and collection development for emerging courses.

Careers

Careers

The Careers Service (Employability and Enterprise Team) offers a range of online and face to face services to support students with Career Development and Job Seeking.  The team also support academic staff with the delivery of employability material within curriculum, provide advice on governance and policy in relation to Work Integrated Learning (including conducting the quarterly WIL Community of Practice gathering) and manage a database of local, national and global industry contacts that actively recruit students and graduates from the University of Newcastle.

We have staff located at Callaghan, NuSpace, Ourimbah and Sydney, to learn more about our services or request support, please contact careers@newcastle.edu.au or call (02)49215588.

Student Feedback

Student Feedback

Feedback from our students on programs, courses and teaching helps us constantly improve the quality of the university experience. Student feedback enables us to make positive changes to our teaching practices and ensures we deliver programs that meet all students' expectations.

Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre

Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre

Our mission is to provide excellence in teaching and learning based on research informed approaches that enable students to transition into and through university with strong foundations and support. 

Our Learning Advisors, in the Academic Learning Support team, are here to help de-mystify University learning and teaching so that students perform the best they can academically. They provide expert advice on Study Skills, Writing Skills, Maths and Stats, as well as Research Writing for Postgraduate PhD and MPhil students.

Further information about our programs such as Yapug, Open Foundation, Newstep, NUPrep, ELICOS is available.

Counselling - Information for Staff

Counselling - Information for Staff

For information and resources that staff may find helpful when assisting students, or seeking support for yourself.

Staff are able to make a referral directly to Counselling and Psychological Services and Student Central. This can include concerns about a student’s mental or physical health, program and administrative issues, or other concerns.

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