Graduate Certificate in University Teaching

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in University Teaching (GCUT) is designed for university staff seeking to develop their expertise, scholarship, and leadership skills in university teaching. The course combines research-based, theoretical seminars guided by experienced higher education researchers, with practical exercises involving peer review of teaching and negotiated projects.

The course is offered part time and is designed to complement participants' university teaching practice.

A feature of the program is the diversity of the group. Participants represent a wide range of disciplines and are in a variety of teaching roles. They therefore contribute various perspectives and experiences to the group. The curriculum is designed to capitalise on this diversity through discussion and collaboration. Assessment tasks are designed to be useful to individuals and relevant to their particular teaching environments.

Past graduates from the GCUT have reported many positive career outcomes, including enhanced knowledge of effective teaching and learning, improved student evaluation scores, increased promotion opportunities, publication in academic journals, and success in winning teaching awards and grants for educational research and development.

The GCUT is a program for staff teaching in an Australian higher education institution. Places are limited and applicants require the support of their Head of Department/School and Dean of Faculty. Course fees for University of Melbourne staff are covered by the University. Staff from other Australian institutions should contact the course coordinator for information about course fees. All University staff meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply:

 

Download EOI form

 

 

EOIs closing date for Semester 2 extended to Monday, 6 July 2015.

Please refer to the 'Application Process' below.

 

Course structure

The GCUT is offered part-time, consists of four subjects each worth 12.5 credit points, and may be taken over one or two years.

TWO year enrolment ONE year enrolment

2015

  • SEMESTER 1
    PRINCIPLES UNIT
    Effective University Teaching
    16 contact hours
    (mid-year enrolment Sem 2)

  • SEMESTER 2
    DESIGN UNIT
    Designing a Curriculum
    Online program

2015 - SEMESTER 1

  • PRINCIPLES UNIT
    Effective University Teaching
    16 contact hours
    (mid-year enrolment Sem 2)


  • DESIGN UNIT
    Designing a Curriculum
    Online program

2016

  • SEMESTER 1
    PRACTICE UNIT
    Teaching in Practice
    12 contact hours

  • SEMESTER 2
    PROJECT UNIT
    Project on Teaching and Learning
    16 contact hours

2015 - SEMESTER 2

  • PRACTICE UNIT
    Teaching in Practice
    12 contact hours


  • PROJECT UNIT
    Project on Teaching and Learning
    16 contact hours

 

Teaching is primarily on-campus, and most subjects include an introductory, intensive session held in the non-teaching period. The two year option is appropriate for staff on full time appointments. Online learning is core to some subjects, and is used to support participation across the course as a whole. Assessment tasks are designed to be useful to individuals, and relevant to their particular teaching environments.

Classes are held on the Parkville campus (typically in the Barbara Falk Room, 715 Swanston St). All subjects are also supported through subject websites on the University's Learning Management System (LMS).

GCUT Outline

SEMESTER 2, 2015 dates below.

EDUC90002 Effective University Teaching

Effective University Teaching

Forum:

  • Tuesday 21st July 9.30am - 4pm

Classes: Tuesdays, 4.15pm - 6.15pm

  • Tuesday 4th August
  • Tuesday 18th August
  • Tuesday 1st September
  • Tuesday 22nd September
  • Tuesday 6th October

Presentations

  • Tuesday 27th October 2pm - 5pm

 

EDUC90516 Designing a Curriculum

Designing a Curriculum

Forum:

  • Wednesday 22nd July 9.30am - 4pm

Classes: Online or Wednesdays, 4.15pm - 6.15pm.

  • Wednesday 5th August
    Wednesday 19th August
    Wednesday 2nd September
    Wednesday 23rd September
    Wednesday 21st October

 

EDU90001 Teaching in Practice

Teaching in Practice

Forum:

  • Thursday 23rd July 9:30am - 4pm
    Friday 24th July 10am - 1pm

Classes: 4:15pm - 6:15pm

  • Thursday 6th August
    Thursday 3rd September
    Thursday 8th October

Completion:

  • Thursday 29th October 12pm - 2pm

 

EDUC90517 Project on Teaching & Learning

Project on Teaching and Learning

Forum:

  • Monday 3rd August 1pm - 6pm

Classes:

  • Monday 17th August 4pm - 6pm
    Monday 7th September 4pm - 6pm
    Monday 21st September 4pm - 6pm

Completion:

  • Monday 26th October 9am - 4pm

 

Pathways and credit options

Applications for advanced standing are invited. In particular:

Application process

There are two intakes per year.

 

Please contact the GCUT course coordinator Dr Chi Baik / cbaik@unimelb.edu.au if you have any other questions about the course or the application process.

 

Related information:

Melbourne Teaching Certificate, a single-semester program for University of Melbourne staff.

Graduate Certificate in University Management, an award course for University staff involved in administration and management.