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 colleagues and a peer mentor, who provides support and guidance in a small peer group group called the Peer Orientation Development Support (PODS) group throughout the participant’s first year at UNSW. The PODS groups start each term and are an opportunity to connect prior to the TAP workshop.
Who should participate in the Teaching Accelerator Program?
Combined track and EF academics new to UNSW Sydney who have teaching responsibilities should register for TAP. It is suitable 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 may register for TAP, which is a recognised alternative to FULT.
Staff at the Canberra campus are still required to do FULT. If you are unsure which program is right for you, please contact the Academic Development Team at [email protected]
Research staff and conjoints
Research-focused academics, postdoctoral researchers and research fellows are not required to do TAP, but may do Beginning to Teach (BTT) or FULT if they wish to develop their teaching. Conjoint appointments in the Faculty of Medicine & Health must do the C-Med Program.
Register for TAP
Registrations for the 2023 workshop have now closed. You may like to register your interest for the TAP 2024 workshop. Click on the link to access the qualtrics expression of interest form. EOI registration link for TAP 2024.
2024 Program dates and location
TAP is delivered in-person over 3 days on the following days/times.
- Wednesday 31st January 9.30am - 4.30pm (Tyree Energy Technology Building (H6) Room G16)
- Thursday 1st February 9.30am - 4.30pm (Tyree Energy Technology Building (H6) Room G16)
- Friday 2nd February 9.30am - 4.30pm (Tyree Energy Technology Building (H6) Room G16)
For further information please contact the Academic Development Team at [email protected]