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BLASST Benchmarking Interactive Tool (B-BIT)

What is it?

This is a self-assessment tool that allows you to benchmark against the BLASST Sessional Staff Standards. There are four ways to work with this tool – at the level of:

  1. Institutional
  2. Faculty or School
  3. Departments or Unit or Subject convenors
  4. Individual sessional staff member

Who can use it?

Anyone working as a sessional teacher or with sessional teachers in higher education can use the B-BIT. People who support and manage sessional staff including departmental or faculty administrators, unit or subject convenors, heads of schools, Human Resources staff, will also find working through the B-BIT useful.

In addition to providing benchmark data, this tool can be used to support your learning about sessional staff standards.

You can select which level you wish to work through.

Select a level of assessment below to launch the tool.

Need help deciding on a level?

Working with B-BIT at the Institutional level is suitable if you are working at a whole–of-organisation level and your focus includes the role and contribution of sessional staff to the organisation
and/or
you wish to obtain benchmarking data on sessional staff standards in your organisation.
Those working in Human Resources, University Executive, Senior Management or as professional and academic leaders and managers will find this level useful.

Working with B-BIT at the Faculty level* is suitable if you are working in or with a faculty and have responsibility for the management, support, recruitment, administration or professional development of sessional staff
and/or
you wish to obtain benchmarking data on sessional staff standards in your faculty.
*This may also be referred to as School or Division level.

Working with B-BIT at the Departmental level* is suitable if you are working in or with a department and have responsibility for the management, support, recruitment, administration or professional development of sessional staff
and/or
you wish to obtain benchmarking data on sessional staff standards in your department.
*This level may also be relevant to Unit Convenors, Subject Coordinators, Program Leaders or Directors, Research Centres.

Working with B-BIT at the Individual Sessional Staff level is suitable if you are an academic sessional staff member at an institution
and/or
you wish to self-evaluate against the sessional staff standards.


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Support for this activity has been provided by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The views expressed in this activity do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.