Staff Development & Tutor Information
Tutors and sessional academic staff play a vital role in teaching and learning. As of 2011, the University has adopted an institutional approach to ensuring all new tutors and sessional academic staff receive high quality teaching and learning training.
Becoming a Tutor
All high-achieving third and fourth year undergraduate students, postgraduate coursework and research higher degree students are invited to apply to become tutors of undergraduate students. Please visit the UQ Tutors website for more information about becoming a tutor.
For Engineering and IT based courses, expressions of interest to tutor should be submitted here (online only). Expressions of interest close 29th of January for Semester 1, and before Mid-Year Break for Semester 2 each year. Please note that this is an expression of interest only and is not a guarantee that you will be given a tutoring position. Tutor positions are made by the discipline areas prior to the commencement of semester, and may be based on academic merit.
It is expected that allocations will be made by the beginning of O-Week each semester.
Tutor training is scheduled for Friday of O-Week, 8.45 am - 3.00 pm, each semester - the next training session will be held February 22nd 2013. Attendance is compulsory for all new (first-time) tutors, and details will be confirmed with those attending.
Once allocated, you can view your allocations here. Make sure you use the same login (e.g. student) that you used to make the application.
All new staff are required to complete four online inductions. These are for workplace safety
, annual fire safety
, academic integrity
, and equity practices
. Please use your Staff Username & Password to access the site. Upon completion, you will need to print out the two certificates and the final two slides, and submit these to your School's HR Officer.
Procedure for Casual Payments
The University has a new software system called Timekeeper, and can be accessed through MyAurion. Once you log in using your Staff Username & Password, you will find links to userguides available.
eLearning @ UQ
- eLearning@UQ is UQ's online learning portal with access to online courses and web, mobile and personal computer-based tools. The site features a growing list of Blackboard tutorials, "how to's" and Quick Questions (and answers). It is currently being redeveloped and the new site will be launched in later this semester.
- The Staff development Program at UQ offers a broad range of activities and programs to get started with Blackboard. Please see Teaching and Learning Technologies for details of courses coming up.
- Drop in clinics (Blackboard and Adobe Connect)
One-on-one training in eLearning tools is available from the ITS Teaching and Learning Support Coordinator at Drop-in clinics. For dates, times and locations visit Blackboard Training.