Sessional Academic Staff

Welcome to the department!  This webpage has been created to help sessional academics during their employment with us.

Employment Opportunities

Applications to the 2017 teaching program are open and will close 31 December 2016.

Please visit this webpage for more information on the process and to submit an application online

Contact Louella Almeida, Executive Officer for more information.

Staff List With phone numbers, email and offices.

Sessional Academic Staff Booklet 2016

When do classes start?  All Lectures start in Week 1 (i.e. the week commencing 29 February 2016) and some Tutorials and Practicals start in Week1 others in Week 2 click here for details Tutorial_Start_Dates_S1_2016

Code of Conduct

This Code confirms our commitment to the university’s values and outlines the expectations that are made of all staff of the university.  All staff are expected to perform their duties and conduct the academic and business activities of the university with efficiency, fairness, impartiality, integrity honesty and compassion.

Public Comment Policy

Applies to all university staff and covers any comment in any medium, where it might be reasonably expected that the publication or circulation of the comment will spread to the community at large.  This includes comments in web-based communication such as social networks, forums and blogs and the appropriate handling of confidential information.

A breach of these policies would result in disciplinary procedures.

Public Interest Disclosure (PID)

The Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (PID Act) sets in place a system to encourage public officials to report serious wrongdoing. Wrongdoing is categorised as:

  • Corrupt conduct
  • Maladministration
  • Serious and substantial waste of public money
  • Government information contravention

In order to support Macquarie University personnel in understanding and reporting serious wrongdoing, we ask that you complete the 20 minute executive e-learning module developed by the Office of the Ombudsman.

This training focuses on informing executives and senior managers on their obligations and responsibilities as principal officers and senior executives relating to public interest disclosures.

To access the learning module, please follow these steps.

  1. Access the following website

  1. Click on the first module: ‘PID Awareness e-learning module’

Bruce Barbour, NSW Ombudsman, will then guide you through the e-learning module.

Please select Local Government when selecting obligations.

Office 365 and Outlook Mail
Useful links with using you university email and Office 365 suite of services.

MQ University Staff Homepage – from here you can click on ‘Staff Email’ to access your university email.


Microsoft login page

The university resources for the change

Are you ready for Office 365?

Office 365 Support Page – Will require your OneID to see (MQStaff ID and password)

MQ Office 365 Userguides

MQ Office 365 Userguide for iOS and Android devices (iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Android tablet)


Your calendar from gmail WAS NOT migrated with your emails. The advice we have is to manually populate your new Outlook calendar. Do not be tempted to find a solution online which will automatically populate your new Outlook calendar from you old gmail calendar as a host of problems may result.



You must provide us with your contract paperwork prior to commencing work, so that we can ensure you are on the payroll system.

Please click on the following link for the Online Academic Timesheet UserGuide_2012

Click here to access HR Online to submit your timesheet.

You must check and make changes where necessary to your timesheet every fortnight by the following dates:  Timesheet.Due.Dates.2016

Changes such as extra work performed or classes not taken must be noted on your timesheet as they occur.

Click on the following link for information on the Job Descriptions and hourly rates Job Descriptions Chiropractic 2016.

Click here for more information on Human Resources

Unit Convenors, Class Lists, Unit Outlines, SPA process

Please click on the following link for a list of Unit Convenors Teaching_List_2016.  The Unit Convenor is your main point of contact for all enquiries.

Please contact the Unit Convenor to be added to the unit iLearn page. All Unit Outlines are available through iLearn for the current semester.

If you require a class list please contact Christina Cassidy.  As there are a couple of formats of this report on Student1 please specify exactly which type of class list you require.

Please contact your Unit Convenor for all guidance on SPA process in 2016.

Professional Development

Learning & Teaching A-Z_2014 contains useful information for staff about setting up for teaching and the support offered by the Learning and Teaching Centre.

Visit the Learning and Teaching Centre to enrol into the program Foundations in Teaching and Learning which is open to all academic staff or to apply to the TIP Tutoring Induction Program or to arrange to have your teaching evaluated via the Teaching Evaluation for Development Services (TEDs).

Sessional Staff Website This site has been developed as a toolkit to support sessional staff at Macquarie University.  You might find this sit useful if you are a sessional staff member, an administrator who manages sessional staff, or a unit convenor or Head of Department who has responsibility for sessional staff.  Resources on this site have been grouped according to these roles.

Health and Safety

All staff must complete the university Health and Safety training within four weeks of joining.  These online modules can be found at  Once complete please email your Unit Convenor and Louella Almeida to inform them.  A department record is being maintained.

Please contact the Unit Convenor and ensure that you have been taken through the Chiro Lab WHS Induction prior to you commencing work.

Students are bound by similar rules.  It is the responsibility of the Assistant Coordinator to go through these rules with the students prior to starting the first class.

The department will be carrying out periodic checks of the E5A Labs using the Chiropractic Laboratory Checklist.

Breaches to any of the above could result in disciplinary action by the Head of Department.

All E5A Labs are equipped with a phone to be used for emergencies and internal numbers only.

First Aid Kits are located in the Chiro Labs E5A 310, 320 and 330 and in the staff tea room C5C365.

Staff requiring basic first aid should call a First Aid Officer. Christina Cassidy (call 9850 6389) and Sophie Lennan (call 9850 2300 or mobile 0458-717-286), are the department First Aid Officers.

If a person is seriously injured or ill, call Security immediately on extn. 9999 (98509999).  If you cannot reach Security dial 0-0000 (000 from an external phone) and ask for whichever service you need AMBULANCE, FIRE BRIGADE or POLICE.  Provide your name, phone number, location, number of people involved, and details of the medical emergency.

Human Resources, Health and Safety webpage has more information eg the Accident and Incident Form.


Visit the Research pages of our website to find out more about the areas of research that Chiropractic academics and students are involved in.  Research and Higher Degree Research

  • Department Meetings are held monthly, at the start of the month
  • Research Committee Meetings are held approximately every month
  • Student Staff Liaison Meetings are held once per semester