Course notes

Contents of various courses I have created.

All class details and materials are obtainable from the links below.

Before you get there though, a quick work on diversity and inclusion:

My Personal Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

I acknowledge and honour the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals, and I am committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive environment in this course.

We are diverse by nature and inclusive by choice, and the diversity students bring to our university is a resource, strength and benefit.

I am committed to creating and maintaining an environment that respects diversity. I want all students, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, culture, or any other aspect which makes them unique, to feel valued and free to be who they are at university as long as that doesn’t impinge on the safety of others. I want to ensure that every student has an equal chance to reach their full professional potential, and to do great work individually and as part of teams.

The opportunity to speak freely and know that you will be heard, even if not always agreed with, is crucial. Higher education works best when it encourages a vigorous exchange of ideas in which all points of view are heard. And so we must create together a rigorous and lively forum of ideas that is welcoming to everyone. Debate is valuable but we must be careful to approach our discussions with empathy and mutual respect, irrespective of ideology, political views, or identity. We value civility because it permits intellectual, personal, and professional exploration and growth, and we want to make sure those opportunities for exploration and growth include all the members of our community. When we all feel respected and included we can be more creative, innovative, and successful.

I accept that we, as flawed human beings, will at times fall short of our goals. However, as a teacher and guide I am committed to the continuous improvement of myself, our School, and the University in which we all participate. Please let me know ways to improve the fairness and effectiveness of our shared community of learning.

The links should be up to date while the course is on, but note the last change dates for courses that are not being taught at this moment.

Note that some my courses materials are only available on Canvas through MyUni. If it isn’t here, have a look there. Some of the older material may also be unavailable here – contact me if you need it. My intention is that it be available forever, or as near to it as is practical, but the links provided above usually only link to the latest version of a course, so if you need something older, again, contact me.

FYI my contact pref is via email email.