A key deliverable of the CLASS project is a set of video triggers that centre around common dilemmas faced by coordinators working with sessional teaching teams. These video triggers present scenarios that are intended to generate discussion and ideas for effective leadership and management of sessional teaching teams. The video triggers include:
- Scenario 1: Starting the Semester
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- Scenario 2: Dealing with Pressure
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- Scenario 3: Developing Reliability in Marking Assessment Tasks
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A showcase presenting the video triggers was delivered at the HERDSA 2010 Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Details about this showcase are available here
Resources available from Australian university websites:
Key resources related to the leadership and management of sessional staff:
- RED (Recognition, Enhancement, Development) Resource - a product of an ALTC project entitled, The Contribution of Sessional Teaching to Higher Education [Download PDF]
- RED (Recognition, Enhancement, Development) Website - a product of an ALTC project entitled, The Contribution of Sessional Teaching to Higher Education [Go to website]
- Guidelines for Training, Managing and Supporting Sessional Teachers [Download PDF]
- Training, Support and Management of Sessional Teaching Staff: A Review of the Literature [Download PDF]
Additional resources related to coordinators and sessional staff are available through the CLASS Project del.icio.us site. The project team welcome suggestions of additional resources that could be included on this site. Suggestions of resources, including the URL should be sent to the Project Officer Dominique Parrish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further resources to be developed in subsequent stages of the CLASS project include:
- An adaptable policy and guidelines framework and templates for institutional, faculty and subject coordinator use.
- Guidelines and exemplars on key issues related to leading and managing teaching teams and sessional staff.