Adelaide Education Academy

Become a member of the AEA in 2022

Expressions of interest are now open!

Complete the form for either Full or Affiliate membership and submit by 5pm Monday 15 November.

Find out more about the Academy and the requirements for membership, or contact us for more information.

The Adelaide Education Academy was established in 2016 with the goals of supporting, promoting and recognising teaching excellence across the University of Adelaide.

The University of Adelaide values excellence in all aspects of the academic endeavour.

Adelaide Education Academy membership is by application only, with one admission held at the end of each year.

Once approved, membership supports additional flexibility for staff who wish to allocate more of their time and efforts to teaching without damaging their career progression or diminishing their contribution to our overall strategic goals.

Members are able to access a range of exclusive activities including visiting guest speakers, workshops, and discussions on a variety of topics such as developing a teaching philosophy, developing a curriculum, e-learning, and teaching strategy.

Members can access the AEA Canvas Site to view the latest announcements and communications, or to communicate with other members.

AEA Membership List

Becoming a member of the AEA

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  • Membership categories - Apply for 2022 membership

    Membership of the Adelaide Education Academy is by application only.  Staff who are judged to meet the criteria for teaching excellence have the option of joining under two membership categories.


    Full member

    Full members of the Academy are one of the following:

    • Continuing academic staff at Levels B-E, who have been formally recognised by the University as Education Specialists, with a willingness to commit 61% to 90% of their time to teaching and teaching related duties (including scholarship) and who have formally agreed to this workload in their employment contract.

    Membership must be formally endorsed by the applicants Line Manager and Executive Dean.  It is then conferred by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and members of the AEA Executive Group through a process which assesses teaching excellence.

    Expression of Interest Form - AEA Full Membership


    Affiliate member

    Affiliate members of the Academy are one of the following:

    • Continuing academic staff appointed at Level A, with a willingness to commit 61% to 90% of their time to teaching and teaching related duties (including scholarship);
    • Scholarly Teaching Fellows appointed at Level A or Level B, who commit up to 75% of their workload to teaching and teaching related duties (in accordance with the Enterprise Agreement);
    • Fixed term academic staff, with a willingness to commit 61% to 90% and teaching related duties in their contract of employment, and who, at the time of application have at least 6 months remaining of their contract of employment; 
    • Continuing academic staff on other workload allocations.

    An affiliate member is eligible to participate in Academy activities but does not have access to academy-specific funding.

    Membership must be formally endorsed by the applicants Line Manager and Executive Dean.  It is then conferred by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and members of the AEA Executive Group through a process which assesses teaching excellence.

    Expression of Interest Form - AEA Affiliate Membership

  • Definition of teaching and teaching related duties

  • Benefits of becoming a member of the Adelaide Education Academy

    Member Networking
    Members are supported and encouraged to communicate with peers through formal and informal mentoring programs.

    Member Discussion Boards
    Facilitated though the dedicated MyUni course page, members are free to discuss issues relevant to teaching staff, share ideas and promote best practice in teaching.

    AEA member events (F2F and online) 
    A range of events and activities are regularly arranged for members - featuring education specialists and the idea leaders.  These activities are free for members to attend.


    SCHEME CURRENTLY ON HOLD

    Learning and Teaching Advancement Grant Scheme (LTAG)
    Full members of the Education Academy will have the opportunity to bid for specific support through the Learning and Teaching Advancement Grant Scheme (LTAG).

     Funding applications will be considered for the following activities:

    • Conference travel and registration for Learning and Teaching events (with an expectation that any learnings will be shared at future, internal events)
    • Development of Learning and Teaching projects
    • Teaching related professional development (courses or conferences)
    • Back-filling teaching when away on L&T SSP
    • Grant to evaluate Small Group Discovery Experiences, online learning, or other learning and teaching projects
    • Application for professional recognition (Fellowship) with the UK Higher Education Academy
    • Other purposes as approved by the grant awarding panel
    • Exclusive access to priority L&T SSP (subject to Head of School approval) to develop a MOOC, other major curriculum development, or visit one of our Key Partner universities to update or change curriculum in their discipline, or other approved Learning and Teaching project (subject to the SSP procedure).
    • Exclusive pathway to promotion up to full Professor based on Teaching and Learning, with weighting reflecting actual workload allocation (i.e. up to 90% for Teaching and Learning), a path now reserved for full members of the Academy.
Frank & John Willison - Vodcast

Frank Donnelly (right) and John Willison

 

AEA Member Events

Vodcast series 

This series of vodcasts seeks to explore a range of topics of interest to Education Specialists and members of the AEA.  Episodes can be accessed on the episode listing page.

AEA specialist presentation - Scholarship and the role of the Education Specialist  

Held in May 2021, this member hosted event is available for all staff to view

Annual General Meeting

The 2021 AEA Annual General Meeting was held remotely on Friday 30 April.

A recording of the meeting is available on the AEA Canvas site (accessible to AEA members only).

 

The Adelaide Education Academy Executive Group

Lead by Co-Chairs Dr Beth Loveys and Associate Professor Peter Strelan, the Adelaide Education Academy Executive Group meets monthly to discuss issues relevant to the membership. 

Members of the Executive Committee agree to act on behalf of the Adelaide Education Academy members to:

  • support, promote and recognise teaching excellence across the University.
  • champion the role of the Academy within the University
  • identify professional recognition, professional development and career progression opportunities for members of the Adelaide Education Academy.
  • identify areas of teaching interest or needs and to organise events for Adelaide Education Academy members to address these.
  • develop admission requirements for members of the Adelaide Education Academy. 

AEA members are welcome and encouraged to reach out to their Committee representatives to discuss any items of interest.

 

Melissa Arnold-Chamney (FHEA) Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences     
Dr Mark Dodd (SFHEA) Faculty of Professions  
Dr Beth Loveys (SFHEA) Faculty of Sciences    Co-Chair from June 2021
Dr Mahmud Al Masum Faculty of Professions  
Dr Cheryl Pope Faculty of ECMS  
Associate Professor Lucy Potter Faculty of Arts To be conferred, Oct 2021
Associate Professor Peter Strelan Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences  Co-Chair from June 2021
 
Identifying as a member of the Adelaide Education Academy

Members of the AEA are encouraged to download and use the AEA Member email signature to identify them as members of the Academy, and to promote this membership to their peers.

AEA Member Signature

Launch of Adelaide Education Academy

The Adelaide Education Academy was officially launched on the 23rd March, 2016 by the Vice-Chancellor and President.

Event gallery