Starting a new role can be overwhelming. Here is some concise information to help you take those first steps of your journey.

There is a lot for you to learn as a new teacher. This page will help you find who and what you may need and help you settle in.

People who can help

Teaching and learning roles

Be sure to find out who holds the following positions in your school and faculty:

  • Associate Dean (Academic)
  • Head of School
  • School Director of Teaching and Learning (previously known as Chair of Teaching and Learning)
  • Chief Examiner
  • School Integrity Officer.

These roles have specific responsibilities described in the UQ Policy and Procedures Library.

Professional staff supporting teaching and learning

Faculties and schools have a range of professional staff to support your teaching, learning and assessment requirements. Most schools have staff to help with some of the administrative processes around teaching. All faculties and some schools have Learning Designers to help advise and co-design learning and assessment material. Your school and faculty may also have eLearning specialists or other specialist support staff too.

Find out who they are and how they can help you

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Support resources you can access

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Professional development to get you started

View all teaching career development options

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Central support you can call on

ITaLI’s eLearning team is responsible for managing the University's central eLearning systems and tools and offers staff support and training. You can book a personal consultation with an eLearning Advisor.

You can request help from ITaLI for anything related to:

  • teaching, learning and assessment
  • curriculum development
  • eLearning systems and tools
  • professional development courses
  • learning analytics
  • educational research
  • evaluation of teaching.

Liaison librarians are the primary contact for you at the UQ Library. Your liaison librarian:

  • is an expert at finding information in your discipline
  • can advise you about services for researchers, teaching staff and professional staff
  • provides advice and services supporting your research goals, and
  • delivers tailored training and support for your courses.

Information Technology Services (ITS) provides a wide range of IT services to support you in your work. Visit IT support to browse IT solutions or to request assistance.

Human Resources (HR) delivers high-quality advice and support to UQ staff on all aspects of HR and people matters. Access the HR information and services website for onboarding at UQ and other HR-related information.

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 Ready to Teach Week

Twice a year, ITaLI puts together a program of online and in-person activities designed to help you prepare course materials for the upcoming semester.

Need help?

ITaLI offers personalised support services across various areas of teaching, learning, curriculum and assessment.