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Services for Teaching Staff

TU Graz provides support for its teachers in many ways – allowing them to maintain the high-quality of instruction offered and develop it even further – including innovative learning technologies, training and continuing education offers, and support and mentoring programmes.

Higher Education Didactics

Training and further education of teaching staff at TU Graz is the basis of modern and good-quality teaching. Visit Higher Education Didactics for more information on these activities.

Services for Teaching Staff

On this website, you will find information about special services that are available to TU Graz teachers:

  • Educational technologies
  • Handbook for Academic Affairs
  • Library services
  • Support for teaching in English
  • Answers to copyright law questions
  • TU Graz mentoring

Information about all services available to TU Graz employees can be found on page Benefits for Employees.

Higher Education Didactics

TU Graz teachers can choose from a range of different training courses to improve their didactic skills:

  • Didactic fundamentals: In a 3-stage program, the participants learn the fundamentals of teaching and learning, how to plan and implement courses, and about their own teaching behaviour.
  • Extended modules: Are offered on selected topics such as the use of teaching and learning technologies, media in seminar rooms and lecture halls, or how to use one's voice effectively.
  • Student assistants who provide support in courses can receive competency training on the topics of group management, communication, teamwork, and motivation.

More information can be found on page Higher Education Didactics.

Further information for TU Graz staff is available in the intranet TU4U in German: Interne Weiterbildung

Educational Technologies

TU Graz supports its teachers with various learning technologies:

  • The TU Graz TeachCenter provides support in the form of a web-based teaching and learning platform that enable digital learning at TU Graz.
  • Internet courses with topics such as social media, physics, copyright law and so on are freely available via iMooX.
  • It is possible to use TUbe, the TU Graz digital recording and streaming service, to record class sessions and lectures for teaching purposes and publicise them.
  • Different tools, learning objects, and research projects about technology-based teaching and learning are offered via the platform TU Graz Learning Lab.
  • As part of the instructional design consulting services offered, teachers are provided with support during the planning and implementation phases of their teaching regarding didactic aspects and can learn how to use teaching-guided Web 2.0 projects and multimedia content.

More information: Educational Technology

Handbook for Academic Affairs

The Handbook for Academic Affairs is a collection of standards applied across TU Graz, which serves as both a reference for teaching staff and a means of supporting teaching activities and development. New, external, and experienced teachers can use the handbook as a reference book and obtain information about teaching structures and processes at TU Graz. The handbook covers, among other things, topics such as programmes, courses, examinations, programme completion, and services for teachers.

The Handbook for Academic Affairs is available for TU Graz staff in the intranet TU4U in German: Handbuch Lehre

Library Services

The library offers researchers and teachers at TU Graz access to a comprehensive collection of information resources, advice on how to conduct research and procure literature, and support on how best to transfer knowledge from the TU Graz publishing house (in German: Verlag der TU Graz).

Each TU Graz campus is provided access to scientific literature by the library:

  • Main library (Campus Alte Technik)
  • NAWI subject library (Campus Neue Technik)
  • Inffeld subject library (Campus Inffeldgasse)

TU Graz staff may borrow media using their TU Graz Card. Literature that is not available on-site can be ordered by the library through interlibrary loan.

In addition to the printed collection, the library also allows its users to access an enormous amount of electronic information. International databases, electronic journals, e-books, ÖNORMs and EC directives are accessible in digital form, and the bibliographic management programs Citavi, Mendeley, and RefWorks can be used around the clock on campus.

Additional information about library services:

Support for Teaching in English

TU Graz provides a broad palette of support offers for teachers who teach courses in the English language:

  • English Courses
  • Workshops on the topic of Teaching in English, as individual blocked sessions during the semester or as a summer training programme
  • Coaching and counselling on individual linguistic, didactic, and presentation skills
  • Training on the topic of Intercultural Competence and on scientific writing
  • Correction service for English-language teaching materials

Further information for TU Graz staff is available in the intranet TU4U in German: Englischsprachige Lehre

Answers to Copyright Law Questions

The creation of teaching and learning materials and the use of external, usually copyrighted, materials in university lectures raise questions of copyright, especially when these materials are used for E-Learning.

The following services are available to TU Graz teachers:

Please send urgent inquiries to vr-lehrenoSpam@tugraz.at to receive personalised, immediate information.

Further information for TU Graz staff is available in the intranet TU4U in German: Urheberrecht für Lehr- und Lernmaterialien und Open Educational Resources

TU Graz Mentoring

TU Graz mentoring is a service provided to meet the needs of new professors and staff members who work in scientific fields and offers them the opportunity to receive personal and professional development support from a mentor during both the initial phase and course of their employment at TU Graz.

Possible topics include:

  • Career Development
  • Challenges of the Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification (Habilitation)
  • Life-Work Balance
  • Dealing with Performance Pressure
  • Onboarding – Positioning Yourself at TU Graz

Mentors from all faculties are available to provide assistance, all of whom have completed a specific preparatory seminar.

Information and advice on the TU Graz Mentoring programme for TU Graz staff can be found in the intranet TU4U in German: TU Graz Mentoring