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.

Program diagram

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

Dates to be advised for semester 1, 2015

 

 

Semester 2 (2014)

EDUC90002 Effective University Teaching
Coordinator: Dr Chi Baik

Forum: Tuesday 15 July, 9am-4pm

Seminars: Tuesdays 4:15-6:15pm on:
5 August
19 August
2 September
23 September

Presentations: Tuesday 28 October, 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
Coordinators: Dr Victoria Millar & Dr Chi Baik

Forum: Wednesday 16 July, 9am-4pm

Seminars: Wednesdays 4:15-6:15pm
30 July
13 August
27 August
17 September
15 October

Assessment:

Written peer reviews (2000 words) - mid semester
Curriculum planning documents and reflective writing (3000 words) - end of semester

 

EDU90001 Teaching in Practice
Coordinator: TBC

Forums:
Thursday 17 July, 9am-4pm
Friday 18 July, 10am-1pm

Seminars: Wednesdays 7 4:15-6:15pm on -
6 August
3 September
8 October

Completion seminar: Wednesday 29 October, 4:15-6:15pmn

Assessment:

Peer review cycles
Teaching portfolio (1000 words) - during semester
Reflective essay (1500 words) - end of semester

 

EDUC90517 Project on Teaching & Learning
Coordinator: Professor Hamish Coates

Forum: Monday 14 July, 9am-4pm

Seminars: Mondays 4:15-6:15pm on -
11 August
8 September

Presentations:
6 October, 3pm-6pm
13 October, 3pm-6pm

Assessment:

Oral presentation of proposal
Research proposal (4000 words) - end of semester

Semester 1 (2015)

EDUC90002 Effective University Teaching
Coordinator: Dr Chi Baik

Forum: TBA

Seminars:

Presentations:

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
Coordinator: TBA

Forum: TBA

The Designing a Curriculum subject is a mixed delivery subject, combining some face-to-face teaching and some online delivery. All face-to-face sessions are marked with an asterisk, and will be held in the Barbara Falk Room (http://www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au/location_contact/).

Seminars:

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
Coordinator: A/Prof. Sophie Arkoudis

Forum: TBA

Seminars:

Completion seminar:

Assessment:

Peer review cycles
Teaching portfolio (1000 words) - during semester
Reflective essay (1500 words) - end of semester

 

EDUC90517 Project on Teaching and Learning
Coordinator: Prof. Hamish Coates

Forum: TBA

Seminars:

Presentations:

 

 

Pathways and credit options

Applications for advanced standing are invited. In particular:

Application process

PLEASE NOTE: Expressions of Interest will open for Semester 1 2015 in October 2014.

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.