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FASS Innovation Forum

Innovation Forum

At our first FASS Innovation Forum held on Wednesday 12 April, the cohort heard from a variety of speakers about the technology they use in the classroom.

The forum was a great success and as a result we will be holding follow up workshops on Smart Sparrow, Lo-fi videos and Discussion Boards in the first instance. To view the video and material from the forum, please visit the Teaching Resources page on our Intranet. For more information, please contact Tanya Doulaveras.

FASS Online Outline Generator (FOOG)

FOOG: FASS Online Outline Generator

FOOG: Approved FASS Unit of Study outlines now generated in a new Faculty system. FOOG is the product of a 2016 faculty process improvement project, involving all the School Teaching Curriculum, Management and Administration teams. More...


Announcements and notices

19 May

Save the Date - Smart Sparrow Workshop

We are holding a Smart Sparrow workshop based on feedback from we received from our Innovation Forum. Smart Sparrow is a learning design platform that enables you to create rich, interactive and adaptive eLearning material. For more information you can view the Smart Sparrow video and the slides from the Innovation Forum on Teaching Resources page on our Intranet.

  • When: Friday 19 May, 11am-12.30pm
  • Where: FASS meeting room 323, Brennan MacCallum A18
  • RSVP: Contact Tanya Doulaveras.


News and events

11 May

Inclusive assessments: Tools for academic plans - Workshop

Many students on academic plans need to be assessed in ways that differ from the body of our student cohort. Developing inclusive assessment practices is a new aspect of teaching for many of us, and in this workshop presenters with specialisms in inclusive education and teaching and learning will discuss some core principles of developing inclusive assessment practices and will offer suggestions to support your curriculum development and assessment practices. The workshop is free. Please register for catering purposes.

When: Thursday May 11th

Where: SOPHI Common Room

Registration: email Kim.Kemmis@sydney.edu.au

Update the ARC on your expertise

Colleagues in the Research Portfolio have developed an article to encourage academics to update their profile in RMS - the Australian Research Council's online application system. It is particularly important to update the ‘Expertise Text’ as it is read during the selection of Detailed Assessors. See full details from this link.

Service updates

New University Service Desks Phone Number

Getting service support just got simpler, with one new number to contact Campus Security, ICT, Human Resources, Campus Infrastructure & Services, Finance, and the University Switchboard. Phone (02) 9351 2000 or remember the extension 12000 on-campus.