Institute of Teaching and Learning

Professional Development for Teaching and Learning

Information for new academic staff

Welcome to Deakin University. As a new academic staff member you might find the following links useful:

Policies and procedures

  • Probation (Academic Staff) - Procedure
    The Probation (Academic Staff) - Procedure sets out the probationary requirements and process for academic staff. This includes such matters as period of probation, probation requirements, setting probation goals, requirements to complete the Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, mentoring and probation reviews.
  • Academic Promotion - Procedure
    The Academic Promotion - Procedure sets out the process for achieving academic promotion to academic levels B, C and D at Deakin.

Both documents can be accessed via TheGuide under Policies and Procedures.

Online induction

The university-wide Online Induction Program provides information about Deakin to assist in your understanding of Deakin's goals and strategies and to introduce you to a number of important services, systems, policies and procedures.

New fixed term and continuing staff will be invited via email to commence the induction program, shortly after commencing employment at Deakin. The program is designed for progressive completion over the first three months of employment.

Local induction

Your manager and/or supervisor will provide an introduction to the local work area and the requirements of the position. Should you have any questions during the course of your induction you should discuss these with your supervisor.

Further details and a link to the online induction program can be found at Human Resources Services Division website.

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education

All new level A-D academic staff appointed to continuing teaching positions are required to complete the Graduate Certificate of Higher Education during the probationary period of appointment, unless exempted by reason of equivalent qualifications or extensive tertiary teaching experience. The Graduate Certificate has been developed by the Faculty of Arts and Education. It covers a range of topics relevant to teaching and learning at Deakin, and in higher education more generally, including quality assurance responsibilities of academic staff.

Staff required to complete all or part of the Graduate Certificate are exempt from fees and receive a reduction in other workload while enrolled.

Further details and a course outline can be found at the Graduate Certificate of Higher Education website.

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27th February 2014