Welcome to BLASST

Sess·ion·al Staff /sessional stǽf/ noun.
Any teachers in higher education who are employed on a casual or contract or sessional basis. This may include lecturers, tutors, unit, program and subject convenors, demonstrators, and markers. 

Welcome to BLASST – a project funded by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching to support and enhance quality teaching by sessional staff in higher education.

In acknowledgement of the contribution made by sessional staff in higher education, the BLASST project has established a national Sessional Staff Standards Framework to evaluate and support the learning and teaching, management and administrative policy, procedure, and practices affecting sessional and casual teachers in higher education.


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