The University of Newcastle, Australia

Resources and teaching support

Teaching resources

Teaching resources

The Centre of Teaching and Learning offers courses for staff new to teaching, or new to teaching at UON, as well as supporting academic staff to create engaging online courses.

CTL will work with you at all stages of your career, whether you are new to teaching, a sessional staff member or someone who is interested in further developing your teaching practice.

Our Services

Professional Development

CTL provides Professional Development  services and workshops in the following areas:

  • Teaching Fundamentals
  • New Faculty Orientation
  • University Assessment
  • Active Learning / Technology
  • Online Teaching
  • Clinical Teaching

Workshops and certificate programs

Teaching Award application assistance, Mid-Semester Feedback, Peer Review and Observations can also be provided.Our training can be tailored to the individual or to meet the specific requirements of your course, faculty or school.


Learnng Design and Technologies

Course Design

CTL’s Learning Designers are available for individual teaching consultations, course design reviews, development of assessments and learning objects.

The BOLD lab

Our Blended and Online Learning Design (BOLD) lab will help you plan, design and create innovative online learning. Staff can assist with building user-friendly Blackboard course sites, flipping the classroom, developing teaching resources, and specialised project work such as: video creation.

UONline

The UONline Support team for provide 'just in time' help and training to academics for the teaching and learning technologies available in UoNline.
Ph: 49217101 or uonline@newcastle.edu.au

Learning Development

Learning Advisers work with staff and students to help students learn and write effectively, providing assistance with essay writing, study skills, mathematics and statistics, and English language skills. Offerings include:  self-help resources, workshops, econsults and student consultations.

Resources

For practical teaching ideas see our tip sheets and teaching resources.

A number of guides and resources are provided for a range of teaching technologies used by the university's Virtual Learning Environment, UONline.

First log in to UONline using your staff Uni-ID, then click the "Help for Staff" menu option. From there you can access the following tools:

Blackboard

  • Build and Manage - Getting started in Blackboard and the course building tools available

Blackboard Collaborate

Turnitin

  • Assess - Getting started with Turnitin, evaluating assignments, creating online tests
  • Grade - mark Turnitin and other student work in Blackboard tools

Blackboard Grade Centre

Policy library

The Policy Library contains all UON rules, schedules, policies, procedures and guidelines.

Some rules policies, procedures and guidelines include:

  • Program Management Procedure Manual - Coursework

This manual is designed to provide clear and concise directions for staff and students of the University when designing, managing, reviewing programs and when recommending the introduction or discontinuation of coursework programs offered by the University. Read more.

  • Adverse Circumstances Affecting Assessment Items Policy

The University acknowledges the right of students to seek consideration for the possible impact of allowable adverse circumstances that may affect their performance in assessment item(s), including formal examinations. Read more.

  • Student Academic Integrity Policy

Academic integrity, honesty, and a respect for knowledge, truth and ethical practices are fundamental to the business of the University. These principles are at the core of all academic endeavour in teaching, learning and research. Dishonest practices contravene academic values, compromise the integrity of research and devalue the quality of learning. Read more.

  • Inclusive Teaching and Learning Guideline

These Guidelines support the University’s commitment to an inclusive culture that is reflected in its approach to teaching and research. Read more.

  • Complaints Resolution Policy

The University recognises an individual’s right to make a complaint about the conduct of University operations, services, staff, students, or people associated with the university or using university facilities, where that individual’s interests appear to have been adversely and unjustifiably impacted by such conduct. Read more.

  • Work Health and Safety Policy

The University of Newcastle is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all workers, students and others within the University environment. The University is committed to working safely and expects all workers, students, visitors and others to also view this as a collective and individual responsibility.

Visit the Policy Library to browse all documents.

Systems and tools

From email to maintenance support and research systems, find out more about systems and tools available to staff.

Login to access your staff email account, Unify, and stay in touch.

Find all the forms, guides and templates you need in one central location.

Find, book and manage courses through the staff learning and development portal.

Login to update your personal details, view your current payslip or add a new timesheet.

Login to Fraedom to keep an eye on your staff credit card details and invoices.

Login for maintenance requests and key access requests.

Access staff resources and update course and/or program information for students.

Access the 17triplezero IT Service Portal for help with all your IT issues and concerns.

From maintenance support to research systems, find more online tools available to staff.

Working at UON

The University is a large and complex organisation. During your time at UON, you will have many questions regarding aspects of your employment. We can help you find the answers you are looking for.

  • Infrastructure and Facilities Services

The IFS Service Centre provides parking permits, key and access applications, urgent and routine maintenance issues and fleet vehicle hire. IFS also provides over-the-phone assistance through ext 16500. Read more.

  • Security and emergencies

For information about what to do in an emergency (including fire, chemical spills, gas leaks, medical emergencies, bomb threats and physical threats) or to contact the security team, read more.

  • Healthy UON

As part of our Healthy UON program, a range of activities and services are available for sttaff that encourage positive physical, workplace, spiritual andmental health. Read more.

  • Campus maps

Our main campuses are located in Newcastle, on the Central Coast and in Port Macquarie. We also have a key presence in Singapore, Sydney and in five regional centres in Australia. View the maps.

  • Benefits and conditions

We offer a range of benefits and employment conditions that help you balance your commitments, stay healthy and work effectively. Read more.


Read more frequently asked questions about working at UON.

Payment Rates Explanation for Sessional Academics

The following document is intended to provide an explanation of payment rates to assist with timesheet claims.

Payment Rates Explanation