This post is designed to assist new teachers at Unitec understand their role and responsibilties. It has been adapted from the Unitec lecture job description.
To contribute to the enhanced learning experiences of students enrolled in the programme of study.
Programme Design, Development and Review
- Responsible for discipline curriculum design, teaching and learning (pedagogical) development and to provide leadership for the programme.
- Develop, monitor proposals concerning discipline, curriculum design and review.
- Work closely with Programme Committee and Quality Manager in matters relating to course evaluations, issues arising from evaluation and quality management systems.
- Follow institutional processes regarding assessment and promote best practice and excellence.
- Schedule facilitation of the course.
- Preparation of course documentation.
- Effective and efficient management of course budgets.
- Compiling End-of-Course reports to the Programme Committee.
- Liaise and work collegially with departmental staff.
- Develop, review and recommend ideas for academic programme delivery and assessment, ensuring current practice/programme regulations are kept up-to-date.
- Ensure teaching, learning and assessment materials and methods match the programme’s philosophy, aims and development of students’ capabilities.
- Ensure relevant and timely documentation/materials are available for external moderation and oversee the internal moderation system.
- Maintain required standards of assessment and grading of students.
- To promote educational excellence and high academic standards across your discipline design, teaching and management.
Student guidance and support
- Co-ordinating student pathways.
- Providing support and guidance for students (e.g. international) in liaison with Programme Leader and course co-ordinators.
- Reporting and Recording of Student Achievement
- In liaison with course co-ordinators report on; results, grades, monitoring, retention and success, identifying poor performance, trends and anomalies.
- Follow up of student breaches and other student related issues (e.g. misconduct, complaints) as defined in the Academic Statute and respond to appeals relating to grades.
- Approve graduation applications/programme completions, and where appropriate, recommendations on Honours
As academic advisers our role is to devise a curriculum which supports new teacher early career success. This description of the teacher role in higher education is valuable as it acts as a checklist for staff, and advisers.