The University of Newcastle, Australia

Professional Development

MOOC - Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching

This teaching induction course provides key introductory learning and teaching concepts and strategies for those who are in their first few years of university teaching. The self-paced course is comprised of 11 expert-developed modules plus specialty modules and documents.  This course has been developed by a team of colleagues from 18 Australian universities and one university in the United Kingdom.  This MOOC is being hosted by Swinburne University.  Participants can enrol in the course anytime throughout the semester.  Enrol Now

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.  View upcoming events and view recordings from past Showcase events.

Teaching Resources

LDTI teaching resources are available.

AccessAbility (Disability Services)

These resources assist academic teaching staff in their teaching and support of students with disability and medical conditions. UoN programs and courses need to be designed to be inclusive and accessible for all students including those students with disability. Read more.

Learning Lunchbox

Lunchbox sessions facilitated by the Centre for Teaching and Learning presents Dr Emma Beckett - Environmental and Life Sciences - a 15 min presentation 'Finding my feet as a teaching academicsharing lessons learned from reinventing courses'
For all other recorded sessions from past lunchboxes click here.


Discover is an innovative staff learning and development portal that provides access to a range of blended learning opportunities for staff and enables simple, self-directed learning. Programs and courses range from Orientation for new staff, Health and Safety compliance training, Research Advantage and Teaching and Learning programs through to Leadership Development and HealthyUON. Read more.

Student Feedback on Teaching survey

The survey is designed to help teaching staff develop their practice. SFT surveys are conducted by request and teaching staff are encouraged to undertake at least one SFT survey each year. Read more.

Professional development