First Week Checkpoints

Welcome to the first week of teaching. You can use this checklist to help get your students off to a good start. Make sure your students know about, and are using, the student checkpoints.

QuestionCommon student questions: enrolment, student ID cards, ICT services for students (includes email and computer account information), computer labs, find a student mentor (contact mentor leader), student workshops, fees and charges, student rights and responsibilities, One Search, Reserve Online, important dates (study periods, census dates), how to use the timetable, wireless connections, subject LibGuides.
 Staff guides, policies and useful links:
check markAll students have a copy of the subject outline and have been encouraged to plan out their study using a study period planner.
check markEstablish the ground rules for your classes – including consultation times and email protocols. In line with the Subject Outline Guide Policy on Student Participation Requirements indicate expected independent study time. Provide an overview of student rights and responsibilities.
check markDemonstrate your LearnJCU site - how it works, what goes where and the student resources tab. Show students the LibGuide site for your subject and library resources websites.
check markDemonstrate how to find staff profiles and contact details.
check markConduct a simple writing task (for example: structured paragraph) and provide feedback. Refer to Learning, Teaching and Assessment Policy 8.5.1. Provision of early feedback on learning activities.
check markEncourage students to attend student workshops and library training – this page also contains information and additional workshops for students who missed Orientation Week (O Week). New students will also benefit from browsing through the Get Ready4Uni website.
check markEncourage students to check their student email for messages – they should check JCU emails at least twice a week. Explain how LearnJCU announcements auto-generate emails.
check markEncourage students to register with Accessibility Services if they have a disability, health condition or injury that may impact on their studies.

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