New to teaching

PLaCe Capabilities

S2.1 Demonstrate competence in Macquarie educational tools and technologies.

A2.1 Describe and provide examples of formative and summative feedback tools and techniques including rubrics.

F2.1 Observe and reflect on the teaching of others.

You are new to teaching and have been selected to do some tutoring for a first year unit which is delivered both face to face and online. It’s your first time teaching but you’re hoping it won’t be your last as you understand teaching to be a significant factor in an academic career. You’re nervous and want to learn how to teach well with confidence.

Selected Resources

Learning & Teaching Induction ModuleAll the important learning and teaching things you need to know when you first commence at Macquarie. 35 minute Workday module.
Beginning to Teach ProgramAn online program designed to develop the teaching capability of those with limited or no experience of university teaching. Includes an opportunity to plan, facilitate and evaluate a short (‘micro’) teaching session and receive peer feedback.
Academic Integrity module for staff (foundation)An overview of academic integrity for teaching staff. 45 minute Workday module.
‘Discover your online presence’ video seriesPresent your best self for online teaching, whether you are running classes via Zoom or recording lectures. Series of 5 minute modules.
New to Teaching websiteEssential information and resources for staff new to teaching at MQ.
New to Teaching pathway in Contemporary Approaches to University Teaching MOOCEnrol in this free MOOC and access resources for Teaching your First Class, Planning for Learning, Teaching Today’s Diverse Learners, Technology Enhanced Learning & Online Learning.
iLearn trainingView the currently available workshops and training for iLearn and other MQ learning technologies.
First day of teaching: A checklistA handy checklist to make sure you are prepared for your first class (.pdf)
Graduate Teaching Associates PD PlanIf you are a Graduate Teaching Associate at Macquarie, employed on a half-time academic contract for 5 years while undertaking a PhD, then this is the professional development plan for you.