Resources and teaching support
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.
CTL provides Professional Development services and workshops in the following areas:
- Teaching Fundamentals
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.
CTL’s Learning Designers are available for individual teaching consultations, course design reviews, development of assessments and learning objects.
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.
A number of guides and resources are provided for a range of teaching technologies used by the university's Virtual Learning Environment, UONline.
- Build and Manage - Getting started in Blackboard and the course building tools available
- Communicate and Collaborate - Using 'Collaborate', blogs, wikis, journals, and facilitating discussion
- Assess - Getting started with Turnitin, evaluating assignments, creating online tests
- Grade - mark Turnitin and other student work in Blackboard tools
Blackboard Grade Centre
- Manage Grades - using and managing Blackboards Grade Centre
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.
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
- 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.
Payment Rates Explanation for Sessional Academics
The following document is intended to provide an explanation of payment rates to assist with timesheet claims.