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Handbooks and Guides

  • A Guide for Offshore Tutors and Lecturers - PDF File, 745.9 KB
    This booklet (A Guide for Offshore Tutors and Lecturers) aims to support staff involved in ECU’s offshore programs who are based outside Australia. We hope tutors and lecturers who teach in Asian, African and European continents find the information useful in understanding the policies, practices and aims of teaching at ECU. The guide supplements the information recorded in The Little Red Book which is also available to you online.
  • Active Employablility - Guide for Staff - PDF File, 2.6 MB
  • Assessment Good Practice Guide - PDF File, 696.7 KB
    This Guide, prepared as part of Curriculum 2012,  introduces concepts and terminology in tertiary assessment and offers advice on how to develop valid and reliable assessment tasks that can not only assess but transform student learning. It also contains examples of authentic (real-world) assessment tasks.
  • Core Skills for Development Framework - PDF File, 670.1 KB
  • Course Coordinator Handbook - Word File, 1.1 MB
    In this handbook we discuss the role of the Course Coordinator and what you can expect in this job. We introduce some concepts useful for assisting your leadership development, course planning, monitoring and review. This book is about improving your effectiveness in your role. In order to do this, we introduce you to various administrative processes, educational principles as well as leadership concepts.
  • Course Coordinator Handbook - Assuming the Role - Word File, 780.9 KB
    Due to popular demand the Course Coordinator Handbook, available separately on this page, has been split into three sections. This section contains detail about what your responsibilities will be and various considerations you will need to take into account in your role. Please download and use. It is in Word format so that it can be easily edited and is available under the Creative Commons license.
  • Course Coordinator Handbook - Part One Managing People - Word File, 700.0 KB
    Due to popular demand the Course Coordinator Handbook, available separately on this page, has been split into three sections. This section contains detail about leadership and management concepts that may be useful in the position. Please download and use. It is in Word format so that it can be easily edited and is available under the Creative Commons license.
  • Course Coordinator Handbook - Part Two Managing the Course - Word File, 969.6 KB
    Due to popular demand the Course Coordinator Handbook, available separately on this page, has been split into three sections. This section contains the detail about the responsibilities inherent in the position. Please download and use. It is in Word format so that it can be easily edited and is available under the Creative Commons license.
  • ECU Curriculum Framework: Examples for Teachers - PDF File, 1.4 MB
    This booklet of examples has been compiled to support the implementation of the new Undergraduate Curriculum Framework, Curriculum 2012 and Beyond. It offers a brief outline of teaching and learning activities and assessment tasks which align with implementation requirements of Curriculum 2012. It provides real examples of how 14 of the Curriculum 2012 Principles and Priorities can be embedded within units, e.g. embedding the Graduate Attributes, Research Informed Teaching and Community Engagement. Each section begins with an elaboration of the Principle/Priority and a description of what it might look like when demonstrated by students. That is followed by two examples that are based on real units wherever possible, and adapted to incorporate the teaching, learning and assessment of the Principle/Priority. The examples describe a small portion only of the teaching, learning and assessment activities for the unit.
  • Employability Good Practice Guide - PDF File, 1.4 MB
    This booklet offers guidance on enhancing student employability. By embedding employability skills in units, in conjunction with academic skills, and by offering Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), students’ learning and future employability can be enhanced. The Guide includes advice on planning a WIL curriculum and a model for developing WIL assessments as well as tools and resources, teaching tips and examples.
  • Engagement through Learning and Teaching - PDF File, 1.3 MB
    This document will assist you to understand the concept of engagement in learning and teaching as it applies here at ECU. The University seeks to be recognised and distinguishable from other universities for the productive ways in which it engages with its communities and stakeholders. Here, we provide a framework for considering e ngagement in learning and teaching and discuss the opportunities and enhancements that such activities offer to the quality of students’ learning experiences. A number of examples of e ngagement in learning and teaching are provided along with a description of the outcomes and opportunities and implementation issues.
  • Engagement Through Learning and Teaching - PDF File, 1.3 MB
    This document will assist you to understand the concept of engagement in learning and teaching as it applies here at ECU. The University seeks to be recognised and distinguishable from other universities for the productive ways in which it engages with its communities and stakeholders. Here, we provide a framework for considering engagement in learning and teaching and discuss the opportunities and enhancements that such activities offer to the quality of students’ learning experiences. A number of examples of engagement in learning and teaching are provided along with a description of the outcomes and opportunities and implementation issues.
  • English Language Proficiency Strategy - PDF File, 6.4 MB
  • Mentoring Handbook: A Guide to Mentoring at ECU - PDF File, 25.3 MB
    The Mentoring Handbook describes a process for supporting students in their transition to university through the use of peer mentoring. The adjustment to university life is often associated with stress and anxiety, and for some students, this can reach such a high level in the early stages of semester that they decide to terminate their studies. At ECU, we support and encourage the growth of strategically managed mentoring activities to help students in this transition to university. The Mentoring Handbook describes a common framework that can be used to support the development of mentoring arrangements at ECU.
  • Reasonable accommodation - a guide - Word File, 171.2 KB
  • Referencing Guide - PDF File, 278.2 KB
    The ECU Referencing Guide covers the most common referencing questions asked by students and can help you in referencing your academic work. The guide is based primarily on the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association 6th edition (2010), referred to as APA 6th. Copies of the APA 6th are available in the Library both from the Reserve collection and for loan. The APA 6th manual and the ECU Referencing Guide can be purchased from the bookshop. For more information not included in the referencing guide, consult the full Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Currently this publication is maintained by the ECU Library but is published on this page for convenience. Please contact the Library for any details connected with this publication.
  • Teaching@ECU: The Little Red Book - PDF File, 1.0 MB
    Designed as a reference point for academic staff at ECU, this guide, previously called Teaching@ECU: The Little Red Book, will assist you, whether you are a new or experienced academic staff member, to become more knowledgeable and effective in the teaching environment. At ECU, leading learning is at the heart of everything we do. Through our teaching we lead the learning of students, whilst our research aims to lead learning in the community through the advancement of knowledge. We regard the quality of our academic staff and their teaching capabilities as one of our main strengths. University teaching is a creative activity that fosters students’ intellectual and personal growth and promotes student engagement with their discipline and with the community that they increasingly serve.
  • Teamwork how to do it guide - PDF File, 629.0 KB
  • Unit Coordinator Handbook - Word File, 2.3 MB
    As the Unit Coordinator you are responsible for the design, delivery, resourcing and review of your unit. This handbook will assist you with this planning and development, linking you to resources, policies and information to enable your Unit Coordination role. Timeframes for key activities are clearly outlined and guidance is provided for when you need to update your unit in university systems such as CMS and CUOS. Your responsibilities in relation to staffing, resourcing and assement are addressed, providing you with links to further information to assist you with these tasks.

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