Each participant is required to attend at least three hours of teaching and learning focused academic development in addition to the specific FFOUT workshop days. The key thing to bear in mind is that you will need to write a reflective statement in your Personal Learning Portfolio on the teaching and learning development opportunity you attended outlining why you selected the particular activity, and what you learnt from it.
There are two options for you:
1. You can join in Flinders' CUT or EdICT sessions. Our courses can be found at http://www.flinders.edu.au/staffdev/index.php/teaching and http://www.flinders.edu.au/staffdev/index.php/edict . This should total approximately 3hrs of your time and must be a session that extends or deepens your understanding of Learning and Teaching in the University context. This means that sessions such as those on ‘Assessment' or ‘Designing Online Courses' are appropriate, however, more procedural or technical sessions such as ‘Orientation for Academic Staff' or ‘Managing the Gradebook in FLO' are not suitable. Please note that there is heavy demand for videoconference venues sometimes so we may not always be able to link in staff at other campuses, but please give us at least one week's notice and we will try. More videoconference spaces at Bedford Park are on the way.
2. AND/OR you can participate in other events that extend or deepen your understanding of Learning and Teaching in the University context. These should total approximately 3hrs of your time and be facilitated by experts in the field. Suitable examples include: attendance at plenaries and workshops at a Learning & Teaching (L&T) conference (or L&T sessions within a discipline-based conference), attendance at L&T seminars run by other sections of Flinders or other universities (e.g. Flinders Innovations in Clinical Education seminars), participation in L&T Journal Clubs, webinars (e.g. http://www.transformingassessment.com/ ), etc. It will be up to you to make the case in your PLP that this was an activity that was facilitated by an expert and that it extended or deepened your understanding of L&T in the University context.