From 2 September 2019, the University will be collecting teaching unavailability requests via a new Teaching Unavailability eForm for Semester 1, 2020.
This eForm replaces the current manual processes and will be used by teaching staff to indicate their teaching unavailability periods, like those due to inflexible research commitments, or agreed flexible working arrangements (in accordance with the Enterprise Agreement). Applications will be accepted from 02 September to 30 September 2019.
Requests for teaching unavailability are collected to help the University build a timetable that provides the best outcomes for students, makes the best use of our facilities and accommodates the non-teaching commitments of academic staff.
How will the new process work?
- From 2 - 30 September 2019, full-time and part-time teaching staff can submit an unavailability request via eForm after discussion with their supervisor, where required.
- Supervisors will receive a notification on submission of the request.
- From 1 – 13 October 2019, College ADE’s will review all submissions in Insight and approve requests prior to the deadline. Any concerns regarding teaching unavailability will be discussed with the relevant University Delegate or Head of School before any required revisions to unavailability are sought with an academic staff member.
There will be a Teaching Unavailability eForm familiarisation presentation for Academic and Administrative Staff on Thursday, 5 September 2019, from 2:30-3:30pm (AEST) at the Innovations Theatre, Anthony Low Building.
The delivery of this eForm is part of a wider program of improvements to the University’s timetabling processes that includes adding new and improved rooms to the timetabling pool for Semester 1, 2020. There are also improvements underway to better manage room and resource bookings, and to provide personalised timetables for students. More information is available on the Timetabling program webpage.