Induction Day for New Teaching Staff

Day 1

Held twice a year: February, and June.

Next available: Friday 1 July 2022

Other dates planned: February 2023


  • Attendees should register for all or any of the sessions via the link: Registration Link


  • Sessions 1-8 are held via Teams
  • Session 9 is held via Online Vodcast

Who should attend

1. All new teaching staff

  • Clinical (incl. rural school) academic staff with teaching duties
  • Campus based academic staff:
    • with teaching responsibilities in the Medicine Program
    • teaching staff in SOMS, Optometry, Medical Sciences, and School of Population Health (undergraduate or postgraduate courses)
    • new casual or sessional teaching staff are also welcome to attend
  • New Conjoint clinical staff are also encouraged to attend all or part of the day

2. Current teachers are also welcome to attend all or part of the day

  • E.g. sessional staff, PhD students who tutor, Phase 1 facilitators, conjoint lecturers etc.

Note: New Phase 1 facilitators

If you expect to be doing Phase 1 facilitation for the first time and are relatively new to teaching (i.e. have not done the UNSW FULT course or equivalent), then you will need to attend the induction day for new teaching staff session.

You should attend this induction day as the first of the two required training days. The second day content is more specific to the Medicine program and Phase 1: this is the Facilitator Induction Sessions (for new Phase 1 facilitators) twice a year in February and June.


Resources for the induction day


Session | Topics covered Time Facilitator/s

Session 1 INTRO:
Overview of Faculty Teaching

  • Overview of Faculty organisation
  • Medicine program & graduate capabilities


9:00 - 9:45


Professor Gary Velan
Senior Vice Dean, Education
UNSW Medicine and Health


Session 2 INTRO:
Part 1: Getting to know you; building your network.

  • Finding out about others on the induction program

Part 2: Support and Professional Development

  • Introduction to teaching support
  • Professional development
  • Teaching evaluation and peer review


9:45 - 10:15

(online 10 min vodcast)  - plus Q&A

Dr Linda Ferrington
Senior Lecturer
Rural Clinical Campus, Port Macquarie


Health and Safety in Teaching

  • Student Risk Assessment
  • Overview of Safety


10:15 - 10:30


Giulia Oss
Safety and Environment Coordinator
UNSW Medicine and Health

Grab a Coffee/Drink

Overview of your role in student wellbeing

Faculty Wellbeing webpage


10:45 - 11:00


Catherine Marley
Faculty Wellbeing Officer
UNSW Medicine and Health

Learning Theory

  • Interactive session covering learning theories.

11:00 - 11:45

Dr Jessica Macer-Wright
School of Clinical Medicine, Rural Clinical Campus, Port Macquarie

Session 6 TOOLS:
Library resources

  • Overview of Library services and resources available to support teaching and research

Please ensure your 'z pass' is activated to participate in this session.

11:45 - 12:15

Cheng Siu
Patrick McManus
Mervyn Lim
Outreach Librarians for UNSW Medicine and Health

Quick Break

Small group teaching

  • In this session A/Prof Khuu will introduce methods to teach in small groups.

12:30 - 13:15

A/Prof Sieu Khuu
School of Optometry and Vision Science

Session 8 THEORY / SKILLS:
Online Teaching

  • An interactive session teaching skills specific to online learning and teaching


    13:15 - 13:45



    Martin Le Nedelec
    School of Medical Sciences

    Questions & Close

    Session 9 TOOLS:
    The How To Guide to eMed and the UNSW TELT Platform

    • Overview of eMed and TELT Tools
    • Hands on practice

    Please ensure your 'z pass' is activated to participate in this session.

    Join eMed on Yammer:


    Self-directed online

    Available via Vodcast

    Suzanne Mobbs
    Learning Resources Manager
    Office of Medical Education