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 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).  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 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 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.


    Full membership

    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.

    Expression of Interest form - full membership PDF

    Expression of Interest form - full membership word doc


    Affiliate membership

    To apply for affiliate membership please complete the form, and obtain written endorsement from a Line Manager.

    Expression of Interest form - affiliate membership PDF

    Expression of Interest form - affiliate membership word

  • Selection process

    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.

    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.

    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
Walter Barbieri (new member 2022)
Kathryn Bowd (new member 2022)
Tom Buchanan
Hong Cai (new member 2022)
Benito Cao
Dustan Cox
Kayoko Enomoto (new member 2022)
Elizabeth Koch
Joy McEntee
Lucy Potter
Gareth Pritchard
Domenic Carbone
Erin Derina
Mark Dodd (Member of the Executive Committee)
Cornelia Koch
Mahmud Masum (Member of the Executive Committee)

FACULTY OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING AND
TECHNOLOGY

Amanda Able
Lynette Bester
Bree Bennett
Antoni Blazewicz
Maria Gonzalez Perdomo
Catherine Irving
Adrian Koerber
Michael Leonard
Dorothy Missingham AM
Yung Ngothai
Braden Phillips
Cheryl Pope (Member of the Executive Committee)
Elizabeth Yong
James Botten
Michelle Coulson
Beth Loveys (Co-Chair - Executive Committee)
Andrew MacKinnon
Hayley McGrice
Simon Pyke
Karina Riggs
Olaf Schaaf
Alistair Standish
Velta Vingelis

 

FACULTY OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL SCIENCES

Jan Alderman
Melissa Arnold-Chamney (Member of the Executive Committee)
Elizabeth Beckett
Adelaide Boylan
Tania Crotti
Andrea Dillon
Matthew Dry
Iain Everett
David Foley
Marc Gladman
Jennifer Gray (nee Miller)
David Hunter
Viythia Katharesan
Danijela Menicanin
Adam Montagu
Judith Naine
Tammy Page
Jo Perry
Katrina Plastow
Philippa Rasmussen
Mario Ricci
Abdallah Salem
Peter Strelan (Co-Chair - Executive Committee)
Kerrie Stockley
Nichola Thompson
Corinna Van Den Heuvel
Mignon Watson

PRO VICE-CHANCELLOR (STUDENT LEARNING)
David Butler



AFFILIATE MEMBERS

FACULTY OF HEALTH AND MEDICAL SCIENCES

Esma Dogramci
Frank Donnelly
Emma Muhlack

FACULTY OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
Stuart Johnson
Helen Morris

FACULTY OF ARTS, BUSINESS, LAW AND ECONOMICS
Florian Ploeckl


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

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