• Monday, 22 July 2024 - Thursday, 1 August 2024
    12:00 am
  • Zoom – further details provided upon registration

The Casual Academic Program is a program for UTS teaching staff on casual contracts. It provides paid professional learning opportunities to support your teaching practice.

Who is eligible?

This workshop program is open to UTS teaching staff on active casual teaching contracts for Spring 2024.

An active UTS staff ID is required for the Expression of Interest (EOI) registration process and to organise payment. Registration of interest in the Casual Academic Program with a UTS student ID will delay the registration process. Note that a few workshops (e.g. workshops focused on learning technologies) offered in the program depend on a UTS staff ID for access and participation in those learning technologies.  

If you have an active UTS staff ID but don’t have an active casual teaching contract yet, an email endorsement from your subject coordinator that you will be teaching in Spring 2024 to support your EOI would be acceptable (email this to ed.connect@uts.edu.au).

Who is not eligible?

The following are not eligible for this workshop program:  

  • PhD students who do not have a UTS staff ID or those who do not have a UTS staff ID at or by the commencement of the Casual Academic Program.
  • Those in full-time or fractional employment at UTS, in addition to their casual teaching contract.


10 workshops are on offer from 22 July – 1 August. You may register for up to two workshops below. Places are limited.

Week 1

  • Building student belonging in your classroom, Monday 22 July, 10.00am – 11.30am
  • Inclusive teaching for linguistically diverse classes, Tuesday 23 July, 1.00pm – 2.30pm
  • Classroom assessment techniques (CATs), Wednesday 24 July, 10.00am – 11.30am
  • Enhance student engagement with Mentimeter, Wednesday 24 July, 1.00pm – 2.30pm
  • What to do when they just don’t do the reading!, Thursday 25 July, 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Week 2

  • Marking in Canvas for tutors, Tuesday 30 July, 10.00am – 11.30am
  • Student agency and teamwork, Tuesday 30 July, 1.00pm – 2.30pm
  • Supporting student learning with warm, wise feedback, Wednesday 31 July, 10.00am – 11.30am
  • How to help students prepare for their assessment tasks, Thursday 1 August, 11.00am – 12.30pm
  • Make sense of the Similarity Report in Turnitin, Thursday 1 August, 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Download the Spring 2024 CAP workshop descriptions.

Confirmation of your place

If eligible, you will receive an Outlook calendar invitation(s) 3-5 days before your chosen workshops. The Outlook invite(s) will contain additional information about the workshop, including the Zoom link.


You will be paid to attend and participate in up to two online professional development workshops in the Spring 2024 Casual Academic Program by the Education Portfolio.

Paid places are at the Other Academic Activity non-PhD rate of $54.62ph. This is a professional learning opportunity, not a teaching activity.

Have a question?

For questions about payment or registration enquiries, send us an email.

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