Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

The Faculty is committed to providing an excellent experience for our students and considers the professional development of its teaching staff important for both its staff and students. 

It is essential that staff are provided with the tools and skills to deliver the curriculum to ensure students receive a good learning experience.

All high-achieving second, third and fourth year undergraduate students, postgraduate coursework and higher degree by research (HDR) students are invited to apply to become tutors of undergraduate students.

Casual tutors and demonstrators

While both deliver material to students, there is a difference between the role and pay rate of tutors and demonstrators.

Tutors are paid for 1 hour delivery with 2 hours associated work time, while demonstrators are paid an hourly rate for all work undertaken.

Tutors are paid at a higher rate because they have autonomous academic judgement over the tutorial – they research and deliver the material for the tutorial. A demonstrator does not create the academic material for the tutorial, but delivers and explains the content within the tutorial, or runs a practical session. In most cases, EAIT hires casual demonstrators.

For ease, we will use the term ‘tutor’ on this website to refer collectively to tutors and casual demonstrators.

Applications

Students can apply to undertake casual teaching as a tutor for listed engineering, architecture and information technology courses on the EAIT Tutor website.

Applications for Semester One, 2019 are open and will close 25 January 2019.

Successful applicants will be advised by email after 13 Fenruary 2019 if they have been appointed as a casual tutor and will be able to view allocated courses and number of hours on the EAIT Tutor website.

Please note that any successful applicant who has not previously attended Tutor Training is required to complete the online Tutor Training and attend the face-to-face [f2f] Tutor Training on the Friday of O week [22 February 2019].  

Attendance is compulsory for all first-time tutors so applicants must ensure they are available on this day.

Tutors who have not attended acompleted all mandatory training are not able to commence tutoring. 

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Training, inductions and OH&S training

As mentioned above, the face-to-face component of Tutor Training is scheduled for the Friday of O Week in each semester. This training is delivered by the Faculty of EAIT and usually runs for 3 hours.

Tutor Training for Semester 1, 2019 is scheduled for Friday 22 February 2019 - To Be Confirmed  

Successful applicants will be advised which session and venue to attend closer to the training day.

Please note that if the full Tutor Training Program is not completed, then you will not be considered ‘trained’ to undertake your tutor duties.

The format of the program is that all new tutors are required to undertake approx. 1.5hrs of online preparatory work before attending the face-to-face session which will run for approx. 3hrs.  

Details of the preparatory work will be provided to you approximately one week prior to training.

A follow-up reflective session will be run a few weeks into the semester which your school will contact you about.

In addition to the Tutor Training, the University requires all Tutors to complete other workplace online training prior to the commencement of tutoring.  These are:

  • General Workplace Safety Training [must be completed every 5 years]
  • Annual Fire Safety Training [must be completed annually]
  • Code of Conduct Training [must be completed every 2 years]
  • UQ Privacy Training [must be completed every 5 years]

These modules can be accessed via the Tutor Training Inductions webpage at - https://www.eait.uq.edu.au/tutor-training-inductions.

All tutors (new and experienced) are required to complete the Fire Safety online module annually. 

Online induction and training module certificates must be submitted to your HR officer.

Resources

Human Resources

Rules and Policies

  • my.UQ: essential information for students including material on enrolment, assessment, financial matters, services, policies, and students' rights and responsibilities
  • UQ Policy and Procedures Library (PPL): central UQ repository for approved policies, procedures, guidelines and forms

eLearning

  • UQ courses incorporate a variety of e-Learning tools into their teaching activities and assessment.  Further information about eLearning can be found at the eLearning Staff Support site.
  • 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.
  • One-on-one training in eLearning tools is available from the ITS Teaching and Learning Support Coordinator at Drop-in clinics.

Student Evaluation of Tutor (SETutor)

The Student Evaluation of Tutor (SETutor) questionnaire supplements the Student Evaluation of Course and Teacher (SECaT) to evaluate student experience of casual teaching. The SETutor can be used by you to reflect upon the effectiveness of your teaching. This feedback can be used to maintain standards and improve performance. More information.

Contact

For course-specific enquiries, contact the relevant course coordinator.

General enquiries can be directed to the relevant school, or to the Faculty for First Year Engineering:

School of Architecture
Ms Katie Gollschewski
architecture@uq.edu.au
Room 306, Level 3, Zelman Cowen Building (51)

School of Chemical Engineering
Ms Sarah Flett
enquiries@chemeng.uq.edu.au
Chemical Engineering Building (74), Level 3 reception

School of Civil Engineering
Mr Mark Reedman
enquiries@civil.uq.edu.au
Advanced Engineering Building (49), Level 5 reception

School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Ms Karen Kinnear
cswk-studies@itee.uq.edu.au
GP South Building (78), Room 425

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Ms Brianne Mackinnon
enquiries@mechmining.uq.edu.au
Frank White Building (43), level 2 reception.

First Year Engineering
Ms Lisa Deacon
Yr1eng@uq.edu.au
First Year Learning Centre, Hawken Engineering Building (50-C201)

Faculty of EAIT Human Resources

EAIT HR <hr@eait.uq.edu.au>

 

Any questions relating to the Training or this website can be directed to:

Ms Elice Garcia, Manager, Teaching & Learning, Faculty of EAIT [elice.garcia@uq.edu.au].