The Teaching@UQ program provides academics new to teaching at UQ an orientation and induction to the Teaching and Learning culture of The University of Queensland. It is designed to respond to the needs of new academics – and to help them meet the professional expectations of the institution and students.

Register for Teaching@UQ in 2018 now!

  • What’s involved?

    You are asked to attend four sessions over the course of a semester:

    • Two session pre-semester that provide an orientation to teaching practice and UQ systems,
    • A mid-semester session to explore questions around assessment and teaching evaluation, and
    • A final session for consolidation, reflection and a ‘where to from here’.

    The program will include some ‘homework’ which includes:

    • A plan to undertake two teaching observations over the semester and a brief writing task (which you can use in your upcoming appraisal document!)
    • Some mini online learning tasks before and between sessions, and
    • A requirement to attend a staff development training of your choice.

    The program aims to link you with your school teaching and learning networks and peers who will be among the most valuable and disciplinary specific support for your teaching. In 2018, the program will include a mentoring program:

    • Participants are paired with an experienced UQ teaching academic from the UQ College of Peer Observers
    • Mentors will offer guidance on course planning, assessment and teaching practices including peer observation

    Please see the summary diagram below.

    Teaching@UQ program structure

  • Program dates

    Program dates for 2018 are below. 

    Semester 1, 2018             

    Semester 2, 2018  

    Session 1

    10 July, Tuesday, 9am – 1pm

    Session 2

    12 July, Thursday, 9am - 1pm 

    Session 3

    26 September, Wednesday, 9am – 1pm 

    Session 4

    31 October, Wednesday, 9am – 1pm

  • Benefits of attending program

    This program introduces you to the essential features of the teaching and learning landscape at UQ:

    • Expectations of UQ teachers
    • Key policies and procedures

     It promotes evidence based teaching approaches and methods that UQ prefers:

    • Teaching for learning,
    • Effective classroom management techniques, and 
    • Using assessment for learning.

    The program supports you to improve your teaching, emphasising:

    • A reflective and thoughtful approach to teaching practice,
    • Use of the teaching and learning support available to you at UQ, and
    • Linking you to your local professional teaching networks.

    It provides personalised guidance and feedback via:

    • Peer observation of teaching, and
    • Mentoring from an experienced UQ teaching academic. 

    New-to-UQ contract law lecturer Ryan Catterwell moved cross-country to teach at UQ. What inspired him to make the move, and how did the Teaching@UQ program help him settle in? Read on to find out.

  • Registering for Teaching@UQ

    Register for Teaching@UQ in 2017 through UQ"s Staff Development website on 

  • Contacts

    If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Teaching@UQ coordinator, Dominic McGrath on 

  • The Teaching@UQ Program was developed by academics, for academics through a funded UQ Teaching Grant in 2015-2016.

  • In 2018, the program is being taught by a range of academics recognised for their teaching excellence (Professor Julie Duck, Dr Kelly Matthews, Professor Peter Adams, Professor Peter Newcombe, Associate Professor Lydia Kavanagh, Associate Professor Gwen Lawrie) with Dominic McGrath (learning designer) and is coordinated by Dominic McGrath on