Frequently asked questions

1. Is the P&P program for me?

Experienced staff report that the program provides a good opportunity for reflection and renewal as teachers. It is also particularly suitable for beginning academics, graduate students and less experienced staff. The program forms part of the Graduate Certificate taught by Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) staff, so if you are interested in that course, you would have to complete the P&P program first. University policy now requires many new staff to complete the program as a condition of their appointment.


2. Who can do the program?

The program is designed for teaching staff of the University.


3. What does the program cost?

The P&P program is free if you are a member of staff at the University.


4. Where and when does the program take place?

The P&P programs currently run in February, June and September. They will all take place on the Camperdown Campus. The ITL component of the programs runs from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm on 2 consecutive days, with morning and afternoon tea, and lunch provided. The 2 days with the ITL is followed by faculty-endorsed activities. Some faculties have asked for attendance at faculty teaching and learning forums to constitute completion of the program and others have organised other special events or activities.


5. Do I have to attend every session?

Yes. In order to receive a Certificate of Completion for the program you must attend all sessions. The first morning is regarded as an essential foundation for all other sessions. If you have to be absent for an unexpected reason, we will ask you to make up one or both of those days in a later program.


6. Do I receive formal certification that I have completed the course or program?

Yes. If you successfully complete the Principles and Practice program a Certificate of Completion will be provided to you once you have completed the 2-day ITL component and the faculty-endorsed component. Please contact your Associate Dean Learning and Teaching to receive your Certificate of Completion.



7. Who do I call to ask more questions?

You can contact the ITL on 9351 3725 or email Kelly Hong.