The Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Teaching and Learning Development Program (TLDP)

The Teaching and Learning Development Program (TLDP) offers contextualised professional development and support for all teaching staff in the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology. The TLDP runs an annual forum and interactive workshops on various T&L issues. The workshops are specifically designed and delivered by engineering educators. For more information about TLDP please contact Mark Reedman (m.reedman@uq.edu.au).

The TLDP also manages the Special Interest Group in Engineering Education (SIGEE), an online repository of tools and documents relevant to engineering education available to all interested academics, the Tutor Training and Graduate Teaching Assistant programs.

The TLDP Committee:

    • A/Prof Lydia Kavanagh
    • A/Prof. Lydia Kavanagh
      +61 7 3365 4264
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    • A/Prof. Peter Sutton
       +61 7 3365 4777
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    • A/Prof Carl Reidsema
    • A/Prof. Carl Reidsema
       +61 7 3365 3596
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EAIT T&L Forum

This event provides an opportunity for staff to hear from the Executive Dean, AD(A) and School T&L Chairs about what has occurred in the T&L space in the past year and be informed of future directions at University, Faculty and School level.  The morning session also showcases T&L best practice within the Faculty with staff and students presenting a variety of topics across the disciplines.. An afternoon workshop is facilitated on a topic aimed at enhancing staff T&L skills and knowledge.  The 2017 topic is “Students as Partners” and UQ staff can register by 30 January 2017 here.  The Program for the 2017 EAIT T&L Forum can be downloaded here.

Staff Development

The Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT) encourages a culture of continuous learning and performance improvement. The University Staff Development Program provides a range of programs, short courses and resources to enhance and develop staff teaching and learning skills. For more staff development activities, see the Staff Development Calendar.

eLearning

The Faculty offers support for staff with the uptake, development and evaluation of e-learning technologies, resources and pedagogies to enhance teaching quality and support students' learning in the faculty's coursework degree programs. UQ's online learning portal provides access to eLearning tools, resources and tutorials.

eLearning support for EAIT staff is offered by the eLearning Educational Designer, Joseph Nagy (j.nagy@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3365 3637). 

Mentoring and One-on-one Support

Support through mentoring is an important element of the TLDP. Staff mentoring pairs consist of a new or fairly new academic and an experienced teaching academic (usually from the same school). One-on-one support is also available to staff who have specific teaching and learning needs, such as addressing lower-than -expected SECaT scores or planning for course changes. For more information about mentoring or one-on-one support, contact the Mark Reedman (m.reedman@uq.edu.au, +61 7 3365 3886).

Graduate Teaching Assistant Program

The Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Program provides supportive and contextualised professional development for talented postgraduate students across the schools of engineering and interested postgraduate tutors from other UQ Schools. The GTA Program allows academics to make better use of postgraduates, encourages the next generation of excellent teachers and increases student engagement by bridging the gap between academics and students.  This program was originally developed within EAIT but will be offered by ITaLI from 2017.  For further information or enquiries, please refer to the ITaLI webpage at http://itali.uq.edu.au/content/graduate-teaching-assistants-gta-program.

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