Learning & teaching involves a lot of 'back of house' work before it gets in front of your students.
This involves you knowing and understanding how our University structures work, what our institutional strategic priorities are, and how your bit of the jigsaw fits into the bigger picture. You also need to know how these procedures impact your own personal and professional development - including how you can achieve professional recognition for your work as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy or perhaps through a teaching award.
You'll find lots of useful links in this guide but you probably won't need to look at them all now, so remember that you can find them here. We recommend, however, that you bookmark this page as it will get you off to a very good start!
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Policy documents, guidelines and other materials are available in the following areas:
Produced by Human Resources, this is a comprehensive document containing much useful information for new staff from the University strategy and policies, to car parking to pensions.
Enter your University username and password when prompted to access the handbooks associated with your modules or programmes.
This handbook is designed to offer a general overview of the responsibilities and challenges commonly facing Advisers of Studies, together with some practical suggestions for enhancing the effectiveness of the role.
There are several online training and policies which are mandatory to read or complete within a short time of beginning your employment at the University of Dundee.
All new staff are required to undertake this training. Core modules are augmented by specialist modules for certain workers, eg staff who work in a laboratory setting. Further information and access to the training is available here
Safety Services provide a wide range of useful information, including:
Please note: New staff will be registered automatically within a few weeks of starting and will receive an email with their password inviting them to login to the training website.
This online course (Module 1 v 1.02) explains various cyber topics through the lens of a Higher Education Institution. Go through the case studies, examples, and information it holds to brush up on your knowledge. When ready, undertake the endpoint assessment to test what you know. This mandatory staff module can be found in My Dundee under My Organisations and takes up to one hour to complete. Be sure to have headphones at hand before getting started if you work in a shared area.
Policies and documentation you will need, including the Academic Probationer’s Pack.
Probation for Academic related staff is over a period of one year.
The OSaR process supports the University’s strategic aims of embedding and supporting a culture of performance management and improvement throughout the University to unlock the full productive capacity of staff during the challenging times ahead. Staff meet with their line manager annually to review their achievements over the past year and set objectives for the forthcoming year.
The University of Dundee Archive Services hold material relating to the University and to individuals, industry and organisations in the Tayside area and beyond.
They offer teaching and research support to students and academics from the University of Dundee and other institutions and are always keen to work with academics to use original material in their teaching.
Their extensive collections include:
Watch this video from Sharon Kelly, Archives Services:
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The organisational structure of professional services within the University of Dundee (including Disability Services).