Academic Performance Guidelines

The People and Culture Team have been hosting Zoom sessions which are open to all Academic staff to ask any questions in relation to the application of the MGSE’s Academic Performance Guidelines (APG).

Join tomorrow's session from 10am - 11am via Zoom.

This session will include a panel comprising  Associate Professor John Quay, Professor Sophie Arkoudis, and Paula McAllister.

The APG is a ‘living document’ and will be reviewed and updated annually. The People and Culture team welcome any feedback you might have on the content and its application. Please direct any feedback directly to Paula McAllister at

Staffing Requests

All non-essential staff appointments are to be deferred. All requests for essential staff recruitment will be assessed and approved by the Provost for academic appointments and the COO for professional appointments.

Essential appointments

Definition of essential recruitment:

  • New positions that deliver business critical work or activities. Business critical is defined as work or activities required to meet legal, safety, regulatory obligations
  • New positions that are required to support the COVID-19 response
  • Replacement positions that are required to support critical business continuity.

Externally and fully funded appointments

Externally and fully funded posts do not require Provost approval, unless they imply or require the University to commit to related expenditure, such as internally funded research assistants, PhDs, infrastructure.

For more information visit the Staffing Requests page on the MGSE intranet.

Revised performance review submission dates

    • Academic Staff - Annual and Triennial Reviews should be completed by 31 May 2020.

Staff Development

MDP - Manager Essentials will now be conducted via Zoom, next session dates to be released shortly.

The LGBTI+ facilitators are in the process of moving our Employee Awareness Briefing face to face sessions to interactive webinars and the first remote session will be delivered shortly. Those already enrolled will be contacted by the Capability Development team.

A reminder to complete Managing Information-Cybersecurity in TrainME if you haven't already done so.

For an enquiries conact:

Coffee chat and Q&A for sessional teachers

Date: Tuesday 28 April
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Zoom Event

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Join Associate Lecturer Samantha Marangell for a 1-hour check-in about the changing contexts of small-group teaching and new challenges for sessional teachers. This will also be an opportunity to ask questions and share ideas. What challenges are you facing? What new teaching strategies or resources would be valuable for you right now?

Giving good in-class feedback

Date: Thursday 7 May
Time: 10am - 11am
Venue: Zoom Meeting

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This is the fourth of four workshops in the Practical Workshop Series for Small-Group Teaching designed for tutors and sessional teachers.

This workshop will focus on how to give high-quality, in-class feedback in small-group teaching contexts. It will also include discussion on when and why in-class feedback is valuable, as well as the opportunity to discuss the challenges associated with giving good feedback on the spot. Please note that this workshop will still focus on in-class feedback, rather than assessment feedback, even though that feedback may be delivered virtually.

If you are new to university teaching, prior completion of the Foundations of Teaching & Learning series is strongly recommended.

Learning design for experienced sessional teachers - Semester 1

Date: Thursday 11 June
Time: 9am - 12.30pm
Venue: Zoom Meeting

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Enhancing your teaching by incorporating theory and research into curriculum design

This half-day program is designed for experienced sessional teachers who wish to enhance their understanding of comprehensive learning design. During this program, theory and research around effective learning design will be discussed, and participants will have the opportunity to explore how those theories and findings can be incorporated into their own lesson planning. This program considers a range of teaching contexts and includes the opportunity to interact with colleagues from various disciplines in the University.

For more information please see the program page.