Sharing practiceFind out about some of the amazing work going on within your faculty and the wider university
Examples and inspiration
Staff from around the University have shared their ideas that may be relevant to your practice.
CASE STUDY – Engaging students in creative exploration of German language and culture.
CASE STUDY – Explore how Dr Miriam James-Scotter is challenging traditional mindsets and practices within nursing education.
CASE STUDY – A Law course redesign emphasises student-centric learning, enriched with tutorials and quizzes.
CASE STUDY – Dr Gabriela Baron integrates various pedagogies, including relational, indigenous, TEL, and assessment-for-learning methodologies in DESIGN 233: Design and the Natural Environment.
Faculty learning and teaching hubs
Special interest groups
Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) monthly forum
This meeting is held on the first Monday of each month. Topics are primarily on the use of technology in teaching, along with timely reminders throughout the semester to help you schedule your workload.
1st Monday of each month
11 – 12pm
UoA Learning Design Community of Interest
The Learning Design CoI is a community of University of Auckland teachers, learning designers, and teaching support staff who meet monthly via Zoom to showcase learning and teaching practice.
3rd Thursday of each month
2 – 3.30pm
Research Supervision Community of Interest
Join the community to share resources, explore ways to supervise candidates and work with supervisor colleagues. We welcome academics who hold a research supervisor role (masters or doctoral supervision). Our community meets to discuss topics suggested by members on Thursdays 1-3pm.
Join the RSCoI now by completing the expression of interest form.
UoA Employability Community of Interest
The Employability CoI brings all those interested in employability together to provide support, share best practice ideas, coping strategies, and tips to maintain motivation while seeking employment.
Graduate School of Management Community of Practice
The Business School’s GSM Community of Practice aims to build connections within the department and explore the latest learning and teaching ideas and research.
Faculty of Arts Learning and Teaching Community
The Learning and Teaching Community website is a Canvas hub for sharing practices, resources, and experiences, aimed to help teachers maximise student success.
FMHS Teaching and Learning Community
The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences Teaching and Learning Community meets twice a month to share knowledge and practice in all aspects of learning and teaching.
Faculty of Science Learning and Teaching Community
The Faculty of Science Learning and Teaching Community aims to support teachers with practical advice and learning innovations, and provides opportunities to share teaching practice.
Business School - Innovative Learning and Teaching Team
The Business School’s ILT host regular teaching fora for staff to share their practice. These events are open to all staff across the institution. Subscribe to their distribution list to be notified of upcoming events: email@example.com
In person or on Zoom
Student Wellbeing Community of Interest
The Student Wellbeing Community of Interest is coordinated by the Student Wellbeing and Te Papa Manaaki, Campus Care teams. They invite staff to informal gatherings, to share their experience and explore ideas regarding the wellbeing of students.
Hybrid meetings are held monthly.
Sustainability Teaching Network
Both academic and professional staff are welcome to join our new Sustainability Teaching Network, a community of staff who are intrigued to learn more about what is going on in this space and what might be possible in the future.
Transdisciplinary Network @ UoA
This network enables you to learn about and become engaged in the transformational offering of Transdisciplinarity in the University’s curriculum.
ASCILITE - Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
The University of Auckland is an institutional member of ASCILITE. When staff or PhD candidates join, they can register for any number of special interest groups, take advantage of reduced rates for the yearly conference, plus other member benefits (PDF).
EDUCAUSE - advancing higher education through the use of IT
The University of Auckland is an institutional member of EDUCAUSE – a non-profit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology. You can access their rich library of resources—both EDUCAUSE and EDUCAUSE Learning—by creating a user profile linked to your UoA staff email address (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org).
TELOD - Technology for Equitable Learning Opportunities and Design
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