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 April 2014
Tuesday 22
9:30 - WORKSHOP - What Counts as Evidence of Good Teaching? Website | More Information
This session is for all academic and sessional teaching staff at UWA, particularly those interested in developing teaching portfolios or teaching award submissions. This session will examine what constitutes robust evidence. This workshop is intended to provide the evidence basis for the workshop (...)

13:30 - WORKSHOP - Introduction to LMS: LMS for new users Website | More Information
LMS for New Users will provide participants with an introductory overview of the Moodle powered LMS (Learning Management System) used as our online learning environment here at UWA. You will need to complete this workshop before being eligible to take part in any intermediate or advanced LMS (...)
Wednesday 23
8:30 - STAFF EVENT - UWA Quiet Day : An opportunity in silence to regain clarity and perspective More Information
Set on a lovely bush block in Mundaring this Quiet Day provides some space to 'be alone' in the company of other UWA academics and professional staff with the intention of marking out some good quality thinking/reflection time.

There is no formal 'content' to the day – no presentations (...)
Thursday 24
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Assessment: Learning's Destination or Journey? Website | More Information
This session is for all teaching staff who have an interest in designing better or alternate assessment items. The workshop provides an overview, explanation and discussion around the elements of effective assessment including assessment alignment, levels of thinking, variation, frequency and (...)

9:30 - WORKSHOP - Beyond the Basics: Managing grades in the LMS Website | More Information
Participants will explore the functionality of the Grades area (from both a staff and student perspective) and learn how to use it effectively for grade administration.
Tuesday 29
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Improved Student Learning using Peer and Self Assessment Website | More Information
This session is for Unit Coordinators, Lecturer, Tutors. Self and Peer Assessment by students, when properly implemented, has been shown to result in significant learning gains and deeper understanding. In this workshop the process needed to establish rigorous self and peer assessments will be (...)
Wednesday 30
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Looking stuff up in Excel : Extend your knowledge of Excel with the use of filters, search and look-up functions. Website | More Information
This workshop will provide an opportunity for you to to practice using filters, search and look-up functions to retrieve information quickly.

 May 2014
Thursday 01
9:30 - EVENT - Giving effective performance feedback : Learn how to give and receive feedback effectively. Website | More Information
This workshop will assist participants in recognising the value of timely, accurate and objective feedback. It will focus on giving feedback appropriately as well as seeking and making use of feedback.
Tuesday 06
10:30 - WORKSHOP - Managing student records : This workshop is intended for staff who are responsible for creating, receiving, processing or accessing student documentation and would like to know more about how UWA student files are managed. Website | More Information
Student files at UWA are managed electronically in TRIM, the University’s official records management system. The records captured on the student file document the student’s relationship with the University, protect the rights of both UWA and the student and can become a very rich source of (...)

13:30 - WORKSHOP - Building effective teams : “A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals and an approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.” (from “The Wisdom Of Teams” - Katzenback and Smith) Website | More Information
Teams have existed for hundreds of years. Most managers appreciate the value of teams, however, long-standing habits and demanding time schedules often prevent them from taking quality time to build and nurture high performing teams. This involves establishing team goals, working agreements (...)
Wednesday 07
13:30 - Information Session - Teaching Fellowship Scheme: Information Session Website | More Information
This workshop is recommended to those who are interested in applying for a Fellowship. The Fellowship scheme supports innovative, reasonably short-term projects that promote the University's education strategic objective to improve the quality of the student learning experience. In the workshop you (...)
Tuesday 13
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Developing and facilitating workshops : Through this program; you will learn how to plan and conduct a successful learning program or information session. Website | More Information
A successful learning program or information session is the result of careful selection of content, sequencing of activities, careful selection of methods to present the material and an understanding of adult learning principles and learning styles. In this workshop we will cover: identifying your (...)
Wednesday 14
9:30 - WORKSHOP - MySource Matrix for non workflow site editors and co-ordinators : This training course gives staff who have been nominated as non-workflow site editors and coordinators the essential skills and knowledge required to maintain the website using MySource Matrix. Website | More Information
At the end of the course you will be able to:

login to Matrix as a backend user (advanced edit interface) use the Matrix asset map add an asset to a Matrix website move, link, clone or delete an asset rename an asset edit the web address of an asset copy; (...)
Thursday 15
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Trobexis: Travel Requisitions : This course covers how to arrange travel requisitions using Trobexis. Website | More Information
This workshop is designed to provide participants with the knowledge to requisition travel using the Trobexis tool for you (the traveller) or a travel arranger (who books travel for others).
Tuesday 20
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Building an academic portfolio : All academic staff, who need to prepare an academic portfolio for PDR, promotion or tenure. Website | More Information
Does your mind go blank when you think about putting your portfolios together? Come to this workshop and you will leave with a well fleshed out plan of points to write up. Even better, we will focus on developing a strategic portfolio that is a useful plan for your career management. This workshop (...)
Wednesday 21
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Managing time and priorities : Any staff member who wants to develop better skills in managing their time. Website | More Information
There is only so much time in a day. No one can control time, however, we can increase our clarity over the use of each 24-hour period. We can set priorities, develop excellent stress management systems and perspectives and make our health and wellbeing a priority. This is an essential workshop for (...)
Thursday 22
13:30 - WORKSHOP - Preparing to Apply for Academic Change : Academic staff who are considering applying for promotion. Website | More Information
This session will provide you with information on the process for applying for promotion and how to put together a successful application.
Monday 26
9:30 - WORKSHOP - Getting to Grips with Grammar and Punctuation : Anyone who wishes to have a refresher and/or improve their English grammar & punctuation skills. Website | More Information
This interactive, PowerPoint based workshop covers all the basics of both grammar and punctuation in a manner that enables those attending to come away with a much better understanding and working knowledge of the essentials. What’s more, quite a few participants have even enjoyed it.
Wednesday 28
12:30 - EVENT - Salary Packaging: Novated car lease information session : Any staff member with a fixed term or ongoing appointment who wants to know more salary packaging a car under a Novated Lease. Website | More Information
A presentation followed by question time on salary packaging a car under a Novated Lease agreement. A novated lease is a form of vehicle- financing which delivers attractive benefits to employers and employees. It allows employees to include a vehicle of their choice as part of their salary package (...)
Thursday 29
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Career development : Any member of staff who wants to empower themselves within their career Website | More Information
Some people are clear what they want from their career and where they are going; many are less certain. Some don’t see themselves as having a career at all. This workshop offers you the opportunity to pause and reflect on your career so far. During the workshop you will have the chance to consider (...)


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