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.

AEA Expressions of Interest - Now Open!

Expressions of interest are now invited from Education Specialists looking to join the Adelaide Education Academy. 
Complete the applicable form and receive the relevant approvals by Monday 2 November 2020.

EOI Full Membership

EOI Affiliate Membership

AEA Executive Committee

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

Membership as an Education Specialist in the Adelaide Education Academy is by application only, with two submission rounds held annually. 

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

 

 

The Adelaide Education Academy Executive Group

Lead by the Chair, Associate Professor Frank Donnelly, the Adelaide Education Academy Executive Group meets monthly to discuss issues relevant to the membership.  As the official voice of the members they may also then bring any concerns to the attention of University leaders, and work with them towards a resolution.

They are also responsible for planning engagement events and activities, in addition to exploring professional development opportunities for members.

  Associate Professor Frank Donnelly (SFHEA) - Chair

Melissa Arnold-Chamney (FHEA) Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences   
Dr Beth Loveys (SFHEA) Faculty of Sciences   
Associate Professor Peter Strelan Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 
Dr Linda Westphalen Faculty of Arts     

Associate Professor Robyn Davidson (SFHEA)

Faculty of Professions
Dr Mahmud Al Masum Faculty of Professions
Vacant Faculty of ECMS

 

Identifying as an Education Specialist

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
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  • Membership categories

    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, 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.
    • fixed term 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) and who have formally agreed to this workload in their employment contract, and at the time of application have at least 6 months remaining of their contract of employment.

    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.

    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, who have agreed to a workload of 61-90% teaching 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; and,
    • 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.

  • 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.
  • Appointments as an Adelaide education specialist

    Interested staff from Level B upwards, who wish to be considered to become Education Specialists will need to complete an Expression of Interest form and obtain the relevant approvals from both their Head of School and Executive Dean.

    The form will also need to include the following details:

    • an outline of their teaching philosophy and motivation for membership of the Academy,
    • a brief statement of their experience in relation to course and program development, including use of innovation and response to student feedback,
    • recent SELT results which can support evidence of positive student experience 

    Calls for expressions of interest in the Adelaide Education Academy are now open. Please complete this form if you wish to become a Full Member or this form if you wish to become an Affiliate Member by Monday 2 November 2020.

Annual General Meeting

The 2020 AEA Annual General Meeting was held remotely on Friday 8th May.

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

Launch of Adelaide Education Academy

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

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