What is the Teaching Accelerator Program?
The Teaching Accelerator Program (TAP) introduces academics to teaching at UNSW Sydney. This highly practical program connects new teaching staff with a community of peers to explore:
- What great teaching looks like
- Who our students are and what they need
- How to create positive learning experiences
- The importance of community for learning
- Where to start as a teacher at UNSW, including UNSW systems, processes and standards
Participants are connected with a peer mentor who provides support and guidance in a small peer group throughout the participant’s first year at UNSW.
Who should participate in the Teaching Accelerator Program?
Academics new to UNSW Sydney who have teaching responsibilities should register for the Teaching Accelerator Program. It is suitable both for those new to teaching and experienced teachers who are new to UNSW. Any staff required to complete Foundations in University Learning and Teaching (FULT) as a condition of employment should register for the Teaching Accelerator Program, which is a recognised alternative to FULT. Staff at the Canberra campus are still required to do FULT.
When is the Teaching Accelerator Program offered?
The Teaching Accelerator Program runs in non-teaching weeks, starting with a two-day workshop the week before O-Week in Term 1, followed by a second two-day workshop in O-Week, and a one-day workshop in Week 11 of Term 1.
The peer groups formed during the workshops continue to meet with their peer mentor regularly during Term 1 and throughout the year to provide guidance and support as new staff settle into life at UNSW.
|Please note - Changes for 2022: Due to the surge in COVID case numbers in January 2022, the Teaching Accelerator Program will not begin with in-person workshops. Instead, participants will initially meet their peer mentor groups online (then face-to-face as the situation allows). Workshops are planned for non-teaching weeks between Term 1 and Term 2.|
Where do I sign up?
Please complete this registration form to be included in the next Teaching Accelerator Program. You will receive a confirmation email and we will be in touch a few weeks before the first workshop with more details.