Information for staff working with tutors
Information for Schools, Teaching Organisations, Course Organisers and other staff working with tutors, about IAD courses and resources.
The scope of IAD courses for tutors and demonstrators
The formal and main responsibility for supporting tutors and demonstrators lies with the course team. This is clearly stated in the ‘University of Edinburgh’s Code of Practice on Tutoring and Demonstrating’.
The IAD provides additional support for tutors and demonstrators as follows:
- Orientation courses for tutors and demonstrators who cannot access local support or to whom this is not available locally.
- Enhanced development courses for experienced tutors and demonstrators who have an interest in developing their teaching experiences beyond the basics.
These courses are designed for all Schools and subject areas, and as such are generic. Tutors and demonstrators need additional local induction to pick up detailed guidance for their roles, and on-going support during their teaching career.
Participation of tutor cohorts in IAD courses
- Schools cannot require their tutors or demonstrators to participate in courses run by the IAD. We do not have the capacity to cope with large numbers of tutors/demonstrators from one school, and it affects the dynamic of the courses to have over representation of tutors/demonstrators of one School. Instead, Schools may wish to encourage individual tutors or demonstrators to take part, for example as backup induction (if induction is not available locally), or to supplement local induction.
- We do not accept block bookings. We expect each tutor/demonstrator to register him/herself for a place and take individual responsibility for doing so.
- If you would like help with arranging local support for larger cohorts of tutors or demonstrators in your school, please contact us through the email address below.
Monitoring of participation in IAD courses
Records of course participants are kept so that Attendance Certificates can be issued upon request.
We do not normally share the names of individual course participants with Schools. Tutors and demonstrators may need to relay this information to their School on their own initiative.
This article was published on Jun 17, 2013