Schedule 3 - Activity Descriptors - Casual Academic Staff

Schedule 3 - Activity Descriptors - Casual Academic Staff

The categories of casual academic activity at Macquarie University are:

  1. lecturing
  2. tutoring
  3. other academic activity
  4. non-contemporaneous assessment

A description of each category of casual academic activity and the circumstances under which each of the rates within the category should be applied is provided below.

Other Academic Activity

ACTIVITY

DESCRIPTION

Other academic activity

Includes all other work that is required to be performed, being work in the nature of, but not limited to:

  • the conduct of practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions;
  • the conduct of clinical sessions other than clinical nurse education;
  • consultation with students, including being available online for student enquiries;
  • supervision;
  • attendance at lecturers or other teaching activities of other staff as required;
  • attendance at departmental and/or Faculty meetings and meetings and briefings with staff as required.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive, but is provided by way of examples and guidance.

Other academic activity (possesses PhD qualification) and subject co-ordination

As for 'other academic activities' where the Staff Member holds a relevant doctoral qualification.

Non-Contemporaneous Assessment

All assessment, other than contemporaneous assessment included in the hourly rates for lecturing and tutoring will be paid according to the rates in the table below.

ACTIVITY

DESCRIPTION

Routine assessment


Routine assessment (performs subject coordination or possesses PhD qualification)

Standard assessment, where the staff member holds a relevant doctoral qualification or where full subject coordination duties are required as part of normal duties.

Higher level assessment

Assessment as a supervising examiner or assessment requiring a significant exercise of academic judgement appropriate to an academic at Level B status.

Casual Tutoring

A casual Staff Member employed to provide a tutorial (or equivalent delivery through other than face-to-face teaching mode) will be paid for each hour of tutorial delivered according to the rates in the table below. The hourly rates for tutoring the following directly associated non-contact duties:

  • preparation
  • contemporaneous assessment (which takes place during a tutorial)
  • student consultation immediately prior and following the tutorial
  • administration associated with the tutorial

'Tutorial' means any educational delivery described as a tutorial, session, design studio or seminar in a course or subject outline, or in an official timetable issued by the University, that is a supplementary form of education delivery which is a facilitated discussion where matters already covered elsewhere in a program are discussed, clarified or elaborated.

ACTIVITY

DESCRIPTION

Normal tutorial

one hour of delivery and two hours of associated non-contact duties.

Normal tutorial (performs subject coordination or possesses PhD qualification)

one hour of delivery and two hours of associated non-contact duties where the Staff Member holds a relevant doctoral qualification or where full subject coordination duties are included as part of normal duties.

Repeat tutorial

one hour of delivery and one hour of associated non-contact duties. The hourly rate for a repeat tutorial applies to a second or subsequent delivery of substantially the same tutorial in the same subject matter within a period of seven days.

Repeat tutorial (performs subject coordination or possesses PhD qualification)

one hour of delivery and one hour of associated non-contact duties where the Staff Member holds a relevant doctoral qualification or where full subject coordination duties are included as part of normal duties. The hourly rate for a repeat tutorial applies to a second or subsequent delivery of substantially the same lecture in the same subject matter within a period of seven days.

Casual Lecturing

A casual Staff Member employed to provide a lecture (or equivalent delivery through other than face-to-face teaching mode) will be paid for each hour of lecture delivered according to the rates in the table below. The hourly rates for lecturing includes the following directly associated non-contact duties:

  • preparation
  • contemporaneous assessment (which takes place during a lecture)
  • student consultation immediately prior and following the lecture
  • administration associated with the lecture

'Lecture' means any educational delivery described as a lecture in a course or subject outline, or in an official timetable issued by the University, that is a primary form of education delivery where information on the subject topic is delivered to the students for the first time.

ACTIVITY

DESCRIPTION

Basic lecture

one hour of delivery and two hours of associated non-contact duties.

Repeat lecture

one hour of delivery and one hour of associated non-contact duties. The hourly rate for a repeat lecture applies to a second or subsequent delivery of substantially the same lecture in the same subject matter within a period of seven days.

Developed lecture *

one hour of delivery and three hours of associated non-contact duties.

Specialised lecture *

one hour of delivery and four hours of associated non-contact duties

*Appointment at Developed or Specialised Lecture rate requires approval by the Executive Dean or Delegate.

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