News about tutors and demonstrators and the IAD newsletter for tutors and demonstrators.
The IAD has launched a new HEA-accredited course for experienced tutors and demonstrators The Introduction to Academic Practice. This new course is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) for Associate Fellowship*. It runs for the first time during Semester 2, 2013-2014, from January to June 2014 with a cohort of 15 participants max. Allocation of places will be first-come-first-served, but we will also need to consider the spread of participants across schools.
Eligible participants will need: i. to be available to attend workshops on three Wednesday afternoons (Wk 1, Wk 4 and Wk 11);
ii. to have at least a year of recent university teaching experiences; and
iii. to have CURRENT teaching responsibilities in Edinburgh University during the first eight weeks of Semester 2 (over Jan-March 2014 approx.).
The registration form and more detailed information about the course is found at:
There is also an Information session about the Introduction to Academic Practice on: November 27 (Wk11) from 1.30 - 3.00 pm. Register for this session online at:
The second IAD Newsletter for Tutors and Demonstrators is now available:
This issue focuses on Reviewing your Teaching, and features an interview, tips for teaching, an end quote and news updates for T&Ds at Edinburgh.
It is also circulated in IAD Courses for Tutors & Demonstrators. Archive newsletters are available here in the newsletter archive page.
You can also sign up to receive copies (or back issues and hard copies of either) by email by sending a message to:
New materials have been launched. Sections on lab demonstrating, tutorial teaching (open discussion and problem-solving classes), marking and commenting, online tutoring, a calendar and more.
Additional sections will be added.
All participants in IAD Courses for tutors and demonstrators are automatically enrolled.
There is also self-enrol option available in Learn; go to Learn (EASE log-in required), and in the 'Self Enrol (Staff)' box click the button 'IAD Materials for Tutors and Demonstrators'.
A newsletter is published at intervals. Regular features are an interview, tips for tutoring/demonstrating, University and IAD news items, an end quote, and more. Newsletters are circulated to participants in IAD courses for tutors and demonstrators and are archived in this section. Download your copy here and ask to be put on our mailing list to receive next issues.
Fancy meeting up with other tutors and demonstrators to swap experiences and pick up new ideas? Bring your own lunch, we will provide drinks and a treat.
More information, dates and venues this semester can be found at:
If you forget, a sign with dates and venues is up in the IAD, 7 Bristo Square (foyer) to remind you!
Would you like a chat about your teaching? Drop in during my Office Hours for Tutors & Demonstrators (Thursday mornings, 11:00 - 12:30), or make an appointment with Miesbeth via email or phone:
If you are tutoring online, you might be interested in this new workshop on Week 2, Sept 25 (repeated Week 2, January 22). It is a similar format to other IAD courses with an online follow-up.
Register through the normal channels via MyEd Events Booking channel or look for this course in the IAD Orientation courses under ‘Courses and Events’.
Introduction to Academic Practice: A new Higher Education Academy-Accredited Course for tutors and demonstrators
The Introduction to Academic Practice will be part of the Edinburgh CPD framework. We are seeking accreditation from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) at D1 (Associate Fellow of the HEA), It runs in Semester Two 2013-14 from Jan till June, with registration opening in late October 2013.
More information about the course will be made available on this page soon.
The IAD has carried out a survey on School-based support for tutors and demonstrators. A short report with key findings and recommendations for next steps can be downloaded below:
Queries about all items on this newspage can be addressed to Miesbeth Knottenbelt - email address below:
This article was published on Oct 25, 2013