The Teaching@UQ program provides academics who are new to UQ with an introduction to the University's teaching and learning culture.

The program runs over four non-consecutive days (four 4-hour sessions) and includes a range of activities outside these face-to-face workshops.

A team of UQ academics and teaching and learning experts designed the program to respond to the needs of academics and to help them meet the professional expectations of the institution and students.

Teaching@UQ is an important component of induction and staff development – the gateway to teaching professionalism, innovation and excellence at UQ.


The Teaching@UQ program introduces participants to the essential features of the teaching and learning landscape at UQ, including key policies and procedures, and the University's expectations of teachers.

The program promotes evidence-based teaching approaches and methods that UQ prefers, such as:

  • teaching for learning
  • effective classroom management techniques
  • using assessment for learning.

It also supports participants to improve their teaching, by emphasising:

  • a reflective and thoughtful approach to teaching practice
  • use of the teaching and learning support available at UQ
  • linking participants to their local professional teaching networks.

The program provides personalised guidance and feedback via peer observation of teaching, and mentoring from an experienced UQ teaching academic.

Program information

Participants are asked to attend four 4-hour sessions over the course of a semester:

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

The program will include some ‘homework’, which includes:

  • A plan to undertake a teaching observation, and be observed as you teach over the semester.
  • A brief writing task (which can be used in an appraisal document).
  • Some mini online learning tasks before and between sessions.
  • Opportunity to attend further staff development activities.

The program aims to link participants with teaching and learning networks in their school and across the University. These networks will be among the most valuable support for the participant's teaching.

The program is coordinated by ITaLI's Dominic McGrath, and is being taught by a range of academics recognised for their teaching excellence:

This program was developed as the result of an ITaLI collaborative project completed in 2017.

Program dates and register

Registrations are now open.


Teaching@UQ program dates for 2020 are as follows:

Semester 1, 2020

Session Date
Session 1 Tuesday 11 February, 12.30–4.30pm (Room 202, Learning Innovation Building #17)
Session 2 Wednesday 12 February, 9am–1pm (Room 202, Learning Innovation Building #17)
Session 3 Thursday 9 April, 9am–1pm and Tuesday 26 May, 9am–1pm (Online: Course Coordinators will provide details of the alternative arrangements for these sessions. Contact if you have any queries.)
Session 4

Semester 2, 2020

Session Date
Session 1 Monday 6 July, 9am–1pm (Room 273, Global Change Institute Building #20)
Session 2 Thursday 9 July, 9am–1pm (Room TBA)
Session 3 Wednesday 30 September, 9am–1pm (Room TBA)
Session 4 Wednesday 4 November, 9am–1pm (Room TBA, Learning Innovation Building #17)

New to teaching at UQ?

Register for the Teaching@UQ program through the UQ Staff Development website.

Register now


Dominic McGrath

Teaching@UQ Coordinator: