Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Learning and Teaching

CSU has set out the minimum requirements for learning and teaching that all academics are expected to meet as the Common Teaching Standards.

Lessons Learned

The five CSU Common Teaching Standards are:

  1. Currency: Currency is demonstrated by the currency of content of subject materials AND by the staff member meeting research, creative or professional activity performance criteria.
  2. Responsiveness to students:  Responsiveness is demonstrated by the quality of feedback on assessment, meeting timelines for assignment turn around, and adherence to CSU protocols for online and student contact availability.
  3. Timeliness: Meeting timelines for learning materials preparation and for assessment and grading.
  4. Assessment: Assessment practices should demonstrate alignment with learning outcomes for the subject AND with course based patterns of assessment.
  5. Subject-Course Linkages: The subject coordinator is expected to participate in course based curriculum development and planning and to have aligned the subject to support these.

Your main role as a teacher is to help students to achieve the subject learning outcomes, which define what you want students to know and do when they complete the subject.  In order to do this you need to have a good understanding about your students and the principles for subject design and teaching that underpin the teaching standards, which are explored in the sections below.