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New UniSA Teaching Initiatives

Nominations are invited from eligible academic staff to participate in these new UniSA teaching initiatives:


The Teaching Innovation Unit (TIU) organises a range of events across the year, including Learning Breakfasts, Learning Cafés, TELE sessions and more.

Events are spread out across the four metropolitan campuses and most of them are recorded so you can watch them even if you can't make it to every one.

Our Events page has a full run-down on what's happening.  You're sure to find something that will inspire your teaching.

Current projects

There's a lot happening. We asked the Divisions and Schools to tell us what they want to work on - projects that will transform their teaching. And the list is impressive.

Head over to the Current Projects page and discover them for yourself.

Grants & Awards

We just had to put the Grants and Awards page under Opportunities. There are opportunities aplenty.

Don't waste another minute reading this page - go straight to Grants and Awards and you could be collecting a lot more than $100.

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Professional Development 

We called this section Opportunities for a reason. Professional Development is one of the most important things we do in the Teaching Innovation Unit.

We take it seriously; but make it fun.  And relevant. Hopefully inspiring. Definitely useful.

So what are you waiting for?  See what Professional Development opportunities are waiting for you now.

Teaching Leadership at UniSA

The UniSA Teaching Excellence and Leadership Program has been developed to provide academic staff, who have demonstrated high performance in teaching, with the opportunities, experiences and skill development to become teaching leaders, local change agents and champions of innovative, self-reflective practice.

This university-wide scheme brings together academic staff for the purposes of career development, by providing opportunities for staff to develop their leadership and career prospects in the learning and teaching space.

Participants in the program will be academic staff who:

  • are currently engaged in teaching
  • have demonstrated high performance in teaching, program/course development or coordination
  • wish to explore career progression possibilities related to learning and teaching practice
  • are seeking to develop leadership skills and capacities for implementation in their local area (discipline, school or division) or in the broader university
  • may be either teaching-focused or teaching-research academics

UniSA Teaching Excellence and Leadership Program information

UniSA Teaching Excellence and Leadership Application form

Completed applications for the 2016 program are due by Friday July 8th 2016. Please see the documents above for information about the submission process.

Collaborate with us

The Teaching Innovation Unit is home to a number of staff with active research careers, and a wealth of expertise.

Our skills and abilities span classical teaching and learning theory, on-line learning, and the relatively new field of learning analytics, with its enormous capacity to utilise quantitative data.

If you would like to explore opportunities to collaborate on research related to your own teaching, or to that by others in the University, please get in touch with us. For instance, you may be interested in how a particular course change has influenced learning outcomes, or you may wish to find out if others elsewhere in the University are making similar innovations, and want to develop a broader project.

In the first instance, contact your local Divisional Academic Developer to explore the possibilities.

The Business School: Academic Developer Dale Wache

Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences: Academic Developer Dr Ruth Fazakerley

Division of Health Sciences: Academic Developer Dr David Birbeck

Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment: Academic Developer Dr Diana Quinn

Alternatively, see Current Projects to learn about current work the TIU is involved with.