Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

University Liaison Program

WELCOME

All students who are completing professional experience placements in schools and early childhood settings are allocated a Liaison Officer for the duration of the placement. We welcome over 200 qualified and highly experienced teaching staff to our liaison program and thank them for their continuing commitment to the education of our future teachers

Liaison is provided using a mix of contact strategies – telephone, email, Skype and personal visit. Because of the wide geographic spread of our students on placement, it is not always possible to provide face-to-face liaison. The "mix" of strategies therefore depends on the availability at the time of each placement of liaison staff who are qualified and experienced teachers in the sector (primary or secondary school or early childhood) and who are located in the geographic area of the student's placement.

GUIDELINES FOR UNIVERSITY LIAISON OFFICERS 2016
THE ROLE OF THE LIAISON OFFICER

University Liaison Officers usually provide support to teacher education students and supervising teachers through a program of short phone contacts in the first and last weeks of the placement and extended calls or visits at the mid-point of the placement.

All documentation required for the placement is found on the appropriate Supervising Teacher webpage and a link will be provided to you with each invitation to specific subject-based liaison work.

Further advice about specific placements will be provided to you as each placement is organised.

A detailed description of the role of the Liaison Officer is provided in the Professional Experience Handbook.

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STUDENTS AT RISK OF FAILING THE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PLACEMENT

Unfortunately, some students have difficulty during their professional experience placement. These students often require additional assistance early in the placement in order to help them to succeed. If you have concerns about a student's progress, or you are advised that a Supervising Teacher has concerns, please request the completion of the Notification of Concern form as early as possible, but no later than the mid-point of the placement, and return it to Professional Experience.

On receipt of the Notification of Concern, Professional Experience will instigate further support processes for all participants in the placement. These processes are outlined in Guidelines for ULOs and PELOS assisting students at risk.

If there is a need for a ULO to provide extended support to a student onsite in this situation, please email peu@csu.edu.au to ensure that additional hours and travel time can be arranged.

At the conclusion of your liaison, please submit to Professional Experience, a Telephone and Visit Report.

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