Great induction programs create opportunities for novice teachers to learn from best practices and analyze and reflect on their teaching.It is critical for veteran teachers to have ongoing and regular opportunities to learn from each other.
Professional and appropriate: For the purpose of this procedure, ‘professional and appropriate’ conduct: is consistent with the Monash University Ethics Statement, all policies and procedures and University Statutes; is of a professional nature; is appropriate to the student/teacher and student/supervisor relationship; is consistent with the duty of care that staff owe students; and demonstrates care, diligence, integrity and respect for students.
Staff: All University staff including adjunct and conjoint appointments.
Dean or Divisional Director: The Dean, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Divisional Director or Director of Administration or, where applicable, a person acting as his or her nominee.
Head of Department or Director: The Academic Head of Unit (department or school) or Director (head of administrative unit) or, where applicable, a person acting as his or her nominee.
The University is a community of adults, in which close personal relationships between adults may take place legally, subject to some conditions.
This procedure will help to ensure that the expectations of staff are clear and, to ensure that if a close personal relationship does exist or develop between a staff member and student, that relationship will be managed in an appropriate manner.Ongoing professional development keeps teachers up-to-date on new research on how children learn, emerging technology tools for the classroom, new curriculum resources, and more.The best professional development is ongoing, experiential, collaborative, and connected to and derived from working with students and understanding their culture.It states that we respect the inherent dignity of all individuals, and we promote the empowerment of individuals through learning. Close personal relationship: A relationship between a staff member and a prospective or current student of Monash University who is also a relative, a financially dependent person, a close friend, a de facto partner or any person with whom there is currently, or has been, an intimate relationship, and where there is actual, potential, direct or indirect teaching, research or other professional contact of any sort between the staff member and the student.This does not include a working relationship which exists due to ordinary collegiate academic collaboration where the colleagues are not relatives, financially dependent, or de facto or intimate partners.The purpose of this procedure is to explain the expectations of staff members with respect to their dealings with students, including relationships with students.