Professional development is a key part of any work, and when it comes to teaching, engaging in continuing professional learning enables us to ensure that we are providing our students with the highest quality learning opportunities that we can. It also enables you to meet many of the University's Teaching Performance Expectations.
There are many activities which will support you in your continuing professional learning for teaching, and it is not limited to formal study. The resources and activities linked to here provide information and advice around some of the activities which are managed by or supported by TILT.
The University outlines a number of performance expectations in relation to the teaching component of an academic's job. The Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching provides a range of supports to assist staff in the development and implementation of teaching practice in line with these.
The Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Higher Education) (BEPHHE) is a postgraduate coursework degree program designed to provide continuing professional learning in the discipline of Higher Education.
Learn more about the BEPHHE and ELT501 Foundations of University Learning and Teaching.
The University of Tasmania has aligned continuing professional learning opportunities (e.g., TPEs, BEPPHE) to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), to support staff to gain external recognition for quality and innovation in their teaching practice.
Find out more on the UK Professional Standards page.
Teaching Matters is the major showcase for learning and teaching at the University of Tasmania. This annual conference provides an excellent opportunity to discuss teaching practice, recognise success in teaching and learning, showcase innovations and engender enthusiasm for excellence in learning and teaching.
Find out more on the Teaching Matters website.
The main location for help and support using MyLO, the University's Learning Management system, with information and ideas about good learning and assessment design for the online environment. You can also access a large number of printable step-by-step Desktop Guides from within this Teaching Online in MyLO.
Go to Teaching Online in MyLO.
This program includes formal courses relating to using their quality to design and review the learning design of units, as visible in the online environment. In addition, there are opportunities to have your unit reviewed either internally within the University, or externally through QM.
Go to the Quality Matters page for more information.
Awards Grants and Fellowships
The Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching (TILT) offers support for the development of applications for Awards, Grants and Fellowships in a variety of ways. In addition to Peer Professional Learning Programs (PPLP), there are resources on the website and more.
Click on the heading to access the integrated approach to reward, recognise and develop staff contributions to learning and teaching.