SCHEDULE 3 – TEACHING ASSOCIATE SESSIONAL RATES DESCRIPTORS

1. TUTORIALS

"Tutorial" means any education delivery, described as a tutorial in a course or unit outline, or in an official timetable issued by the University.

Except for repeat tutorials, the rates prescribed are paid per hour of tutorial delivered (or equivalent delivery through other than face-to-face teaching mode) and assume two hours' associated work as defined below.

A repeat tutorial is a second or subsequent delivery of substantially the same tutorial in the same subject matter within a period of seven days. The prescribed rates are paid per hour of tutorial delivered and assume one hour’s associated work as defined below.

Where a tutorial is more or less than one hour in length, the payment will be pro-rata the appropriate rate for a tutorial of one hour's duration.

For the purposes of payment of a tutorial or repeat tutorial rate, “associated work” may encompass the following activities:

  • preparation of tutorials;
  • marking of student work for which the Teaching Associate staff member is responsible where the marking is performed (or could reasonably be performed) in the relevant classroom, tutorial or equivalent teaching environment;
  • incidental administration of relevant records of students for whom the Teaching Associate staff member is responsible;
  • contemporaneous consultation with students involving face-to-face and email consultation prior to and following a tutorial; and/or
  • attendance at ad hoc meetings specifically for the purpose of assisting Teaching Associate staff to prepare for their tutorial and which are intended as a substitute for preparation that the staff would have otherwise had to undertake, not including meetings formally initiated and/or scheduled by the unit or course convenor/co-ordinator and where the meeting is scheduled on a day on which the staff member is not scheduled to undertake contact or other teaching activities.

2. LECTURES

"Lecture" means any education delivery described as a lecture in a course or unit outline, or in an official timetable issued by the University.

The pay rates are paid for one hour of delivery (or equivalent delivery through other than face to face teaching mode) and associated work as defined below.

For the purposes of payment of a lecture or repeat lecture rate, “associated work” may encompass the following activities:

  • preparation of lectures;
  • marking of student work for which the Teaching Associate staff member is responsible where the marking is performed (or could reasonably be performed) in the relevant classroom, lecture or equivalent teaching environment;
  • incidental administration of relevant records of students for whom the Teaching Associate staff member is responsible;
  • contemporaneous consultation with students involving face-to-face and email consultation prior to and following a lecture; and/or
  • attendance at ad hoc meetings specifically for the purpose of assisting Teaching Associate staff to prepare for their lecture and which are intended as a substitute for preparation that the staff would have otherwise had to undertake, not including meetings formally initiated and/or scheduled by the unit or course convenor/co-ordinator and where the meeting is scheduled on a day on which the staff member is not scheduled to undertake contact or other teaching activities.

3. MUSICAL ACCOMPANYING WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

"Musical accompanying with special educational services" means the provision of musical accompaniment to one or more students or staff in the course of teaching by another member of academic staff in circumstances where the accompanist deploys educational expertise in repertoire development or expression for student concert or examination purposes, but does not include concert accompanying, vocal coaching or musical directing.

The rates are paid per hour of accompanying delivered and assume one hour of preparation time for each hour of musical accompanying delivered.

Departments intending to pay the rates prescribed for such musical accompanying should first consult with the Human Resources Division.

4. UNDERGRADUATE CLINICAL NURSE EDUCATION

"Undergraduate clinical nurse education" means the conduct of undergraduate nurse education in a clinical setting.

The rates of payment for undergraduate clinical nurse education are paid for each hour of clinical education delivered and assumes, for each hour of clinical nurse education delivered: half an hour of associated working time for sessions requiring little preparation; or one hour of associated working time for sessions requiring normal preparation.

Departments intending to pay the rates prescribed for such clinical nurse education should first consult with the Monash HR.

5. MARKING

Except as otherwise determined at the discretion of the University, the following provisions will displace any more beneficial marking payment arrangements applying by way of local custom and practice within the University as at the commencement of this Agreement.

Teaching Associates will be paid marking rates as set out in this Agreement where they undertake marking as a requirement of the supervising lecturer in charge of the subject or course, other than marking which is performed (or could reasonably be performed) in the relevant classroom, tutorial/lecture or equivalent teaching environment.

The number of hours allowed for marking and the appropriate marking rate per hour will be determined by the Dean taking into consideration the expected time taken to undertake the marking based on the complexity of the marking in the context of the academic discipline involved.  The Dean’s determination of the number of hours for marking will be consistent with guidelines issued for each faculty.  These guidelines will be developed in consultation with academic staff within the relevant discipline or organisational unit and will set out reasonable expectations about the number of hours to be allowed for marking based on the complexity of the marking and allowing for variations in level of experience of the marker in the context of the academic discipline involved.

The complex marking rate is paid for marking that is undertaken as a supervising examiner or which requires the significant exercise of academic judgement where for example detailed feedback and comments on complex assignments or examination papers and/or large body of work such as a thesis is required.

The standard marking rate is paid for marking that does not require a significant exercise of academic judgement such as where the marker is able to determine the correct answer by application of a marking template or where general commentary or feedback on a written piece of work is provided.

6. SUPERVISION

The supervision rates reflect the preparation required for supervision work.

7. OTHER REQUIRED ACADEMIC ACTIVITY

"Other required academic activity" includes work that the University requires a Teaching Associate staff member to perform and that is performed as required, being work of the following nature:

  • the conduct of practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions;
  • the conduct of clinical sessions other than clinical nurse education;
  • the conduct of performance and visual art studio sessions;
  • musical coaching, repetiteurship, and musical accompanying other than with special educational service;
  • development of teaching and subject materials such as the preparation of subject guides and reading lists and basic activities associated with subject co-ordination;
  • consultation with students (other than as contemporaneous consultation for a tutorial or lecture);
  • attendance at departmental and faculty meetings as required; and
  • attendance at any of the activities set out in 1-4 above of this Schedule as directed.

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