Teaching and Learning

Casual Academic Staff Handbook


Welcome to Deakin University. Casual academic staff members, such as yourself, play an important role in our programs and are integral to our success. For this reason, it is incumbent upon the University to ensure that you are appropriately inducted into the institution and that you have available to you all the information, support and assistance you need to enable you to excel in your role.

Deakin University aims to be a catalyst for positive change for the individuals and the communities it serves. Deakin seeks to achieve this ensuring that its teaching, its research, its partnerships, its international programs and the services that support those activities are:

  • relevant
  • innovative and
  • responsive.

By pursuing these objectives, Deakin aspires to be recognised as Australia's most progressive University.

Deakin takes its mission seriously. In relation to pursuing its achievement in the area of teaching, Deakin is guided by a set of "Principles of Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience". These principles and the handbook will be helpful as you contribute to teaching and learning at Deakin.

You can access the various sections for the links in the left menu, or alternatively a full copy of this guide can also be downloaded here:
Casual Academic Staff Handbook (665 KB) (598 KB).

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

5th March 2012