Who are UNFED?
The UNSW Network of Faculty Educational Developers (UNFED) is a community of practice that is co-ordinated by learning and teaching representatives from each Faculty with support from the Office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education).
What does UNFED do?
The UNFED network is an opportunity for faculty staff who support teaching, learning and digital learning to get together as a group to share experiences, discuss common issues and make contact with staff in central support units such as Educational Delivery Services, Academic Development Services, the Library and the Learning Centre. Each month a different Faculty hosts the meeting, so it is an opportunity for Faculties to share local activities and innovations.
When does UNFED meet?
UNFED meetings are held from 12.30 to 2.00 pm during the last week of the month, with the day and location chosen by the hosting faculty. We usually present and discuss a couple of specific topics, with maximum opportunity for questions and discussion. Below is the current schedule and Faculty contacts.
|Month||Organising Faculty||Faculty Contact|
|January||Art & Design||Amy Teale and Fiona Nicholson|
|March||Business School / AGSM||Andrew Chambers and Danny Carroll|
|May||Engineering||John Paul Posada|
|June||Arts and Social Sciences||Wendy Meyers and Natalie Gelche|
|July||UNSW Global (Foundation Studies & Institute of Languages)||Nikki Hayes and Elizabeth Rosser|
|August||Built Environment||Dean Utian|
|September||Medicine/Medical Sciences||Rachel Thompson|
|December||Wrap-up and Christmas drinks||PVCE & helpers|
More information about the meeting schedule, and meeting resources, are published in the UNFED User Group in Moodle. To join the group:
1. Open the User Group course: http://moodle.telt.unsw.edu.au/course/view.php?id=432
2. If necessary, log into Moodle using your zID and zPass.
3. Enter the self-enrolment key: unfedcomm
The site is open to all UNSW staff with an interest in and commitment to educational development.
There is also a mailing list so that you can receive meeting invitations and share information by email. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the UNFED email list, click this link: https://www.lists.unsw.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/UNFED-group, and complete the relevant page section.
For more information, contact the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) Portfolio.