Adelaide Education Academy
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.
Applications for AEA Learning and Teaching Advancement Grants (LTAG) in 2022 have now closed. To view the successful applicants of 2022, visit the Learning and Teaching Advancement Grant webpage.
Expressions of interest are now open!
Become a member of the AEA from 2023.
Applications are due by 5pm Wednesday 9 November 2022.
Please complete the Expression of Interest form and obtain written approval or endorsement where required.
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 members of the Academy are one of the following:
- Continuing academic staff at Levels B-E, with a willingness to commit 61% to 90% of their time to teaching and teaching related duties (including scholarship). This condition requires formal approval from your Head of School and Executive Dean. Your employment contract may then need to be altered to demonstrate you have formally agreed to this workload.
Membership must be formally endorsed by the applicants Line Manager/ Head of School and Executive Dean.
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 the Learning and Teaching Advancement Grants (LTAG) available to full members.
The EOI application must receive endorsement from the applicants Line Manager.
How to apply
Expressions of interest are now open for staff wishing to become Full or Affiliate members of the Adelaide Education Academy.
Members of the AEA are considered to demonstrate outstanding university teaching. As such, members are required to provide evidence of their teaching excellence, and are asked about their teaching philosophy and to consider how they believe their membership will enhance the Academy.
This information is to be provided in the Expression of Interest (EOI) form (see details below).
Staff are encouraged to reach out to AEA members within their school or faculty for advice on completing the EOI form.
To apply for full membership please complete the application form, and obtain written approval from both your Head of School/Line Manager and your Executive Dean (as your employment contract may need to be altered).
Please consider each question and should you require guidance around the collection of evidence or any other aspect of the EOI process please contact AEA Co-Chair's Dr Beth Loveys or A/Prof Peter Strelan.
To apply for affiliate membership please complete the form, and obtain written endorsement from a Line Manager.
Once expressions of interested have been received, they are presented to the AEA Executive group who evaluate the evidence of teaching excellence.
The Executive then present their recommendations to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning) and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) who then either approve induction, or provide guidance and support to unsuccessful applicants.
Expressions of interest for 2023 induction must be received by 5pm, Wednesday 9 November, 2022.
Definition of teaching and teaching related duties
Benefits of becoming a member of the Adelaide Education Academy
AEA membership indicates University recognition of elite teaching and scholarship.
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.
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.
Access to apply for funding under the Learning and Teaching Advancement Grant (LTAG) scheme
Offered as a pilot in 2022, this scheme seeks to fund initiatives driven by AEA members seeking to advance teaching excellence at the University of Adelaide. More information on this scheme can be found here.
Current members of the Adelaide Education Academy
FACULTY OF ARTS, BUSINESS, LAW AND ECONOMICS
FACULTY OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING AND
FACULTY OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL SCIENCES
Annual General Meeting
The 2022 AGM is scheduled for Thursday September 1st, from 4.00pm - 5.30pm with refreshments and networking following. This meeting will be held in the Level 7, Conference Room in Ingkarni Wardli, with a Zoom option for those who cannot attend in person.
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 Arts, Business, Law and Economics|
|Dr Beth Loveys (SFHEA)||Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology||Co-Chair from June 2021|
|Dr Mahmud Al Masum||Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics|
|Dr Cheryl Pope||Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology|
|Associate Professor Peter Strelan||Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences||Co-Chair from June 2021|