Teaching and Learning
The Student Engagement Unit provides a range of services and resources designed to help students succeed.
Services include language and learning development, counselling, career services, disability and international student services. For staff, the Learning and Teaching Unit is a comprehensive resource designed to support academics in their teaching roles.
UniSA has a commitment to graduate qualities which reflect a world-wide movement within educational institutions such as universities. There is a deliberate focus on the development of particular student outcomes through educational programs. A number of different terms are used to refer to these outcomes including graduate qualities, graduate outcomes, graduate attributes, generic qualities and transferable or key skills.
The University of South Australia has used a framework to guide the development of teaching and learning priorities and emphases since 1993. A new framework which builds on earlier commitments but accommodates the changing context of higher education and seeks to position the University as dynamic, progressive and responsive to the range of stakeholders who have legitimate interests in higher education and its graduates, was approved by Academic Board in June 2007. The framework has shaped teaching and learning planning at UniSA from 2008 and beyond.
The new framework’s principal function is to indicate the key elements of our teaching and learning activity and the relationships between them. It indicates a coherent process linking intentions, implementation activity, outcomes and reflections on improvements. In this, it is not unlike a quality assurance process.
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College