Past events and resources

Academic Support facilitates many professional development activities across the University. Although now complete, there are many valuable resources available as a result of the activities.

CSU Book Club: The Transition from TAFE to CSU

With as many as 30% of students entering CSU on the basis of previous TAFE studies, the transition from one environment to the other has never been so important. This book club was hosted by Liz Smith with an expert panel of Roz Brennan, Kara King and Richard Taffe.

  • A copy of the audio recording is available in the DOMS L&T Collection here.
  • An archive copy of the pre-reading is here.

First Year Experience and Academic Literacy

In December 2011, staff were invited to attend two important professional development sessions being hosted by Academic Support and the STAR Program.

The sessions continued the focus on the first year experience with sector leaders Sally Kift and Alex Barthel discussing critical issues that underpin a successful transition to the first year of university.

The sessions were recorded and are available here.  The power point presentations for each session are available are also available here.

CSU Book Club: The First Year Principles

July 2011 saw the launch of the CSU Book Club, with the first session discussing the First Year Curriculum Principles. Hosted by Liz Smith, the expert panel of Lucy Webster, Zelma Bone, Deb Murdoch and Kay Plummer ensured the discussion was lively and informative. More than 40 staff joined the discussion from more than 6 locations. The recording of the Book Club is available in wma and mp3 formats in the DOMS* Learning and Teaching Shared Resources Collection.

Student Engagement Forum

The Student Engagement Forum was held in Wagga in September 2010 and attracted over 140 staff. The feedback on the forum has been very positive and there is evidence of first year enhancement initiatives occurring as a result of the presentations and discussions during the forum. Staff were particularly appreciative of the opportunity to hear the Deans speak on the Student Experience. The presentations, photos and feedback for the forum are available at