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 2015 EOI form

 

 

EOIs for Semester 1 2015 close Monday 15 December 2014.

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 1, 2015 dates below.

EDUC90002 Effective University Teaching

Effective University Teaching
Coordinator: Dr Chi Baik

Forum:

  • Tues 24th February 9am - 5pm

Classes:

  • Tuesday 10th March
    Tuesday 24th March
    Tuesday 7th April
    Tuesday 28th April
    Tuesday 5th May

Presentations:

  • Tuesday 2nd June 2 - 5pm

Assessment:

  • Issues or Discussion paper (2000 words) - mid semester
    Group assignment - oral presentation with written paper (2000 words) - end of semester

 

EDUC90516 Designing a Curriculum

Designing a curriculum
Coordinator: Dr Jason Lodge

Forum:

  • Wednesday 25th February 9am - 5pm

Classes:

  • Wednesday 11th March
    Wednesday 25th March
    Wednesday 15th April
    Wednesday 6th May
    Wednesday 27th May

Assessment:

  • Written peer reviews (1600 words) - mid semester
    Curriculum planning documents (3000 words) - end semester
    Reflective blog (2000 words) - end of semester

 

EDU90001 Teaching in Practice

Teaching in practice
Coordinator: Dr Victoria Millar

Forum:

  • Thursday 26th February 9am - 4pm
    Friday 27th February 9am – 4pm

Classes:

  • Thursday 26th March
    Thursday 23rd April
    Thursday 14th May

Completion seminar:

  • Thursday 4th June 12 - 3pm

 

EDUC90517 Project on Teaching & Learning

Project on teaching and learning
Coordinator: Prof Hamish Coates

Forum:

  • Date to be advised

Classes:

  • Dates to be advised

Completion seminar:

  • Dates to be advised

 

 

 

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SEMESTER 2, 2015 dates below.

EDUC90002 Effective University Teaching

Effective University Teaching

Forum:

  • Tuesday 21st July 9am - 5pm

Classes:

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

Presentations

  • Tuesday 27th October 2 - 5pm

 

EDUC90516 Designing a Curriculum

Designing a Curriculum

Forum:

  • Wednesday 22nd July 9am - 4pm

Classes:

  • 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 9am - 5pm
    Friday 23rd July 9am - 5pm

Classes:

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

Completion:

  • Thursday 29th October 4:15- 6:15pm

 

EDUC90517 Project on Teaching & Learning

Project on Teaching and Learning

Forum:

  • Monday 20th July 9am-4pm

Classes:

  • Monday 17th August
    Monday 21st September
    Monday 5th October

Completion:

  • Monday 26th October 9am - 4pm OR
  • Wednesday 28th 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.