Academic Staff Orientation

All new academic staff are strongly encouraged to attend the University of Melbourne's Academic Staff Orientation. The interactive program provides valuable information and advice on making a successful start to an academic career in a research-led University.

The Academic Staff Orientation is held twice each year, typically in February and July. The next Academic Staff Orientation will be held on Friday 6th February 2015.

Enquiries -
Michelle van Kampen
Professional Development Coordinator

T: +61 3 9035 4673


Registration for the February ASO will be open shortly. Registration is via THEMIS.

ASO Links and Resources

Infomation from the July 2014 Academic Staff Orientation can be found on our links and resources page.

Program - from July 2014

8.45am - 9


9am – 9.20

Welcome and Introduction to the University

  • Professor Margaret Sheil, Provost

9.20 – 10.15

Thriving at the University of Melbourne: Advice from a panel of experienced staff

  • Academic Panel Session
    Professor Ian Malkin, Melbourne Law School
    Professor Julie Willis, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)
    Professor Andrew Ooi, Melbourne School of Engineering
    Chair: A/Prof. Sophie Arkoudis, Centre for the Study of Higher Education

10.15 – 10.25

National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU)

  • Dr Graham Willet, Faculty of Arts

10.25 – 10.45

Morning tea

10.45 – 11.30

University Teaching and Learning

11.30 – 12.30pm

Melbourne Research: Support for Researchers

12.30pm –1.20


1.20 – 2.10

Supervising Graduate Research: Clarifying roles, responsibilities and expectations

2.10 – 3

Culture and Values of the University: the 3 P's (Probation, Performance, Promotion)

  • Academic Panel Session:
    Professor Paul Gleeson, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Science
    Professor Julie McLeod, MGSE and Melbourne Social Equity Institute
    Jennifer Sedgman - Human Resources (Senior Consultant, Specialist Recruitment and Promotions)
    Angela Grant - Human Resources (People Capability Consultant)

3 – 3.10pm

Evaluations and Close



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Faculty of Business and Economics (formerly ICT), 111 Barry St,
The University of Melbourne, Parkville