Pathways to HEA Fellowship at Griffith

There are four programs available at Griffith, supporting three categories of HEA Fellowship.

Associate Fellow

Teaching for Learning

This taught program enables you to develop your capabilities as an educator and supports you in your role as an intentional, purposeful and knowledgeable leader of student learning.

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Associate Fellow

Curriculum Design for Learning

This taught program enables you to enhance the curriculum and/or assessment design within the context of your course or program and is also relevant for staff in learning and teaching support roles.

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Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching

This taught program enables you to develop the knowledge, skills and values that can lead to learning and teaching transformation.

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Fellow / Senior Fellow

Learning and Teaching Practice

This portfolio program is intentionally designed to be inclusive of the activities and experiences which already make up your career in higher education.

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Become an HEA Principal Fellow

Principal Fellowship (PFHEA) is the highest recognition category of HEA Fellowship. PFHEA recognises highly experienced professionals, able to provide evidence of a sustained and effective record of impact at a strategic level in relation to teaching and learning.

Principal Fellows are typically:

  • highly experienced and/or senior staff with wide-ranging academic or academic-related strategic leadership responsibilities in connection with key aspects of teaching and supporting learning
  • staff responsible for institutional strategic leadership and policymaking in the area of teaching and learning
  • staff who have strategic impact and influence in relation to teaching and learning that extends beyond their own institution.

Download the PFHEA guidance pack from the Advance HE website to find out more.

PFHEA guidance pack

Not sure if Principal Fellow is the right category of HEA Fellowship for you? The Fellowship Category Tool from AdvanceHE will ask you a series of multiple choice questions to help you understand the category of Fellowship that most closely reflects your current practice.

Fellowship Category Tool

How do I apply?

In 2020, Griffith will continue to use the Advance HE Direct application route for PFHEA applications, including Advance HE resources and Assessors. The application process involves:

  1. Each Group will determine their centrally-funded PFHEA applicant for 2020. (Contact your Dean (L&T) within your Group for details of the nomination/selection process.)
  2. Supported PFHEA applicants are encouraged to work on their application from April-November, commencing with contacting a Principal Fellow for mentoring/support in developing their application. Peer mentoring among applicants is also encouraged.
  3. Applications should be submitted by November 30 to for final review prior to submission to Advance HE. (Applications may be submitted earlier.)

Griffith's Principal Fellows are:

Prof Ruth Bridgstock

(Learning Futures)

Prof Gemma Carey

(Arts, Education and Law)

Prof Wendy Loughlin

(Griffith Sciences)

Prof Roianne West

(Griffith Health)

Prof Mary Sidebotham

(Griffith Health)

Prof Andrew Teodorczuk

(Griffith Health)

Prof Carol Evans

Pro Vice Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)

Prof Ross Guest

(Griffith Business School)

Prof Ruth McPhail

(Griffith Business School)

Prof Libby Cardell

(Griffith Health)

If you are interested in applying for HEA Principal Fellowship in 2020, download the Factsheet (PDF) and contact the Dean (Learning and Teaching) within your Academic Group to confirm your Group-based selection process and closing dates.

HEA Principal Fellowship (PFHEA) Factsheet

Information Sessions

Come along to an information session to find out more about HEA Fellowships@Griffith