What place for sessionals in languages and cultures education?

September 26, 2011: 9.30am-12.30pm
Old Arts Building, The University of Melbourne

In addition to the Colloquium, LCNAU is staging a national Forum and Workshop on September 26 entitled “What place for sessionals in languages and cultures education?”.

This event is specifically designed to give sessional languages teaching staff in the tertiary sector the opportunity to meet as a group and discuss their situation and the challenges they face, and how they might address these.

The morning will be divided into two sessions:

The first session will focus on the situation of sessional and short-term contract staff involved in teaching languages and cultures in Australian universities. Discussion will be centered around responses to a questionnaire distributed to sessional staff across the country prior to the Forum, and participants will have the opportunity to contribute their own personal experience to the discussion.

The second session will focus on examining ways in which LCNAU might best interact with and help sessional teaching staff within the sector. The goals of the session will be to provide feedback and draw up a series of recommendations which will be presented at an afternoon session of the LCNAU Colloquium on Monday 26th September.

There is no registration fee for this event, and morning tea and lunch are included. In addition, all participants are warmly invited to stay on for LCNAU’s National Colloquium, which will be officially opened at 1.30pm on Monday 26th September, and will conclude with lunch on Wednesday 26th September. (Note that registration for Colloquium participation is separate.)

These events will be critical to shaping the future of languages and cultures education in Australia, and your participation is invaluable.

To register for the Sessionals Forum, please follow the link below. Note that this event is ONLY open to SESSIONAL staff teaching in the UNIVERSITY sector.

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To complete the Sessionals Survey, please follow the link below. Please complete the online survey by September 20; data from surveys completed by September 20 will be able to be analysed for discussion at the Forum.

Click to link to Sessionals Survey