The Learning and Teaching Office (LTO) was established in 2015 in recognition of the University’s commitment to support academic growth and professional learning. It is a national office and our key mandate is to work with our academic colleagues across all campuses to support the development of high quality teaching practices. You may have noticed our tag line which says “Together, achieving excellence in learning and teaching”. This is because we believe that rather than being a discrete office that works in isolation from the day-to-day practices of learning and teaching, we can make a bigger impact when working in partnership with the key people who are at the coal face – the academic staff.
The LTO provides:
- An annual Continuing Professional Learning (CPL) program informed by the Learning and Teaching Plan. This is guided by priority areas in the University Learning and Teaching Strategic Plan. Key note speakers (both internal and external to the University) feature throughout the program to enrich conversation and opportunities for further learning.
- The Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education (GCLTHE) articulating into a Graduate Diploma and Masters. These Programs introduce academics (early career, sessional staff and established academics) to contemporary theories and evidence-based practices of learning and teaching in higher education. We believe that the best advocates for this course are those who have already completed it and would encourage you to read these testimonials. This type of qualification is becoming increasingly valued across the higher education sector - locally and internationally.
- Support across the continuum of academic practice resulting in academics who are educator scholars. The annual LTO hosted Educator Scholar Week showcases research focused on teaching and learning, commonly referred to as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
- Assistance in developing learning and teaching awards and fellowships.
The LTO is a team of highly skilled and dedicated academic and professional staff who want to make a long-term impact in supporting academic growth. Contact the LTO if you would like assistance with your teaching practice.