You are invited to submit an expression of interest for a sponsored place in the Advance HE Fellowship scheme at ACU.
Recognition as a Fellow is increasingly becoming an internationally recognised benchmark of your learning and teaching excellence in higher education. Although the scheme originated in the UK, more than half the universities in Australia now utilise this scheme.
The Learning and Teaching Centre is pleased to offer a limited number of people an opportunity to receive assistance in becoming a Fellow of Advance HE.
This scheme is open to all staff within the University who have roles which relate to teaching and/or supporting learning, and we welcome expressions of interest across all four categories of Fellowship (Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellow, Principal Fellow).
Preference will be given to staff members who contribute to a culture of excellence in learning and teaching at ACU, and to those who have not yet received training and support from a mentor in previous rounds.
The support LTC is offering consists of:
- 2 x 2-hour online workshops - the first on Wednesday 22 September 10am-12pm AEST; the second workshop on Wednesday 6 October 10am-12pm AEDT. These workshops are focused on guiding you through the UKPSF and supporting you with writing your application. These workshops will be recorded if you cannot attend.
- Mentorship - you will be paired with a mentor from our pool of Fellows at ACU. You will be contacted by 27 September regarding your mentee/s.
- Cost of assessment - LTC will cover the cost of submitting your application for assessment to Advance HE (Latest date for submission of final applicationWednesday 19 January 2022).
Applications that are not successful at the first submission will be allowed one further submission after revision.
What do I have to do?
The LTC will cover the cost of the workshops and your final assessment through Advance HE. In return for your place on this program, LTC requires that you agree to mentor a minimum of three ACU staff members to also become Fellows following your own success.
We also expect that you will have the capacity to commit to the time required to write the application, and that you maintain regular communication with your mentor.
Complete the Advance HE Fellowship Category Tool, which has been designed to assist you in selecting the category of Fellowship that is the closest match to your current practice.
Complete the EOI form by Monday 13 September 2021.
How are the EOIs assessed?
There are a limited number of funded places available in each round. We also rely on the generosity of our mentors, so the capacity and availability of our mentors is taken into consideration.
Preference will be given to those who have not yet received training and support from a mentor in previous rounds, and prioritised according to the contribution made to learning and teaching ACU.
Places are strictly capped. Once the form is closed, you will have the opportunity to put your name on a waiting list.
If your EOI is successful you will be notified by Wednesday 15 September 2021, and introduced to your mentor the following week (beginning Monday 27 September).
For more information on HEA Fellowships, contact the Fellowship team (Vanessa Fredericks and Elizabeth Watson) at: Fellowships.LTC@acu.edu.au