Advancing learning and teaching excellence and innovation at Griffith
The Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy (GLTA) is an institutional initiative designed to recognise exemplary learning and teaching practice and enhance the profile of learning and teaching at our University.
Enhancing and recognising excellence in learning and teaching through collaborative and scholarly practice.
The Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy aims to:
Provide strategic oversight of processes to recognise the achievements and contributions of exemplary Griffith educators including Higher Education Academy Fellowships, institutional learning and teaching awards, and support for national award applicants
Promote the scholarship of learning and teaching at Griffith
Encourage and enhance leadership in learning and teaching at Griffith
Advance staff professional learning by utilising the recognised expertise of exemplary Griffith educators
Contribute to the dissemination of scholarly and innovative learning and teaching practice at Griffith
The Griffith Academy works in strategic partnership with existing learning and teaching functions and roles. The Academy undertakes an annual planning process, in consultation with the Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC (A) and the University Learning and Teaching Committee. An annual program of University-level and Group-level activities will be developed.
Each Academic Group has established a Group Chapter of the Academy to facilitate local contribution and capacity building. Each Group Chapter is coordinated by the Group Chair working in partnership with the relevant Dean (Learning and Teaching).
The Academy may sponsor the formation of whole-of-university Special Interest Groups to advance the strategic agendas of the University or facilitate the collaboration of members in areas of shared interest.
Communities of Practice Symposium
On Monday October 22 2018 the Academy sponsored a Communities of Practice Symposium which featured a keynote presentation by Honorary Assoc Prof Jacquie McDonald titled "Communities of Practice – Imagining, Implementing and Valuing Social Learning". The Symposium also featured presentations from three Griffith CoP about their key achievements. View the slides, CoP Fact Sheet and Assoc Prof McDonald’s presentation handout below.
- Communities of Practice Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Communities of Practice Symposium presentation slides (PDF)
- Assoc Prof McDonald’s presentation handout (PDF)
Membership of the Griffith Academy is managed through an annual process of invitation by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic). There are three levels of Academy Membership as outlined below.
This category of membership reflects significant and sustained achievements and contributions to learning and teaching and an ongoing commitment to leading excellence and innovation. Invitations for Senior Fellowship will be extended to staff, who in the last five years have been recipients of:
- AAUT national Individual Teaching Excellence Awards
- AAUT national Team/Program Awards (Team Leader)
- OLT Fellows and Discipline Scholars
- AAUT National Citations (Individual or Team Leader)
- Vice Chancellor’s Griffith University Teacher of the Year Awards
- Higher Education Academy Senior Fellows and Principal Fellows
- Deans and Deputy Deans (Learning and Teaching)
- Other forms of significant and sustained leadership, achievement or contribution deemed to warrant Senior Fellowship standing of the Academy as determined by the DVC (A)
This category of membership reflects recognised sustained achievements and contributions to learning and teaching, ongoing engagement in innovative practice and commitment to developing as a leader of learning and teaching. Invitations for Fellowship will be extended to staff, who in the last five years have been recipients of:
- Griffith Awards for Excellence in Teaching (GAET) (Individual or Team Leader)
- Higher Education Academy Fellows
- Deputy Head, Learning and Teaching from each School (or equivalent position)
- Other forms of sustained achievements or contribution deemed to warrant Fellowship of the Academy as determined by the DVC (A)
This category of membership reflects developing achievements and contributions to learning and teaching. Invitations for Associate Fellowship will be extended to staff, who in the last five years have been recipients of:
- Griffith Group Citations
- AAUT national Team/Program Awards and Citations (Team Members)
- Griffith Awards for Excellence in Teaching (GAET) (Team Members)
- Associate Fellows of the Higher Education Academy
- Other forms of innovation, excellence or contribution deemed to warrant Associate Fellowship of the Academy as determined by the DVC (A)
See the full list of members of the Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy
Membership of the GLTA Steering Committee
- The Committee Chair who shall be appointed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)
- Professor Gemma Carey
- Four Academic Group Chapter Chairs appointed by the Deans, Learning and Teaching
- Dr Kevin Larkin (AEL)
- Professor Mark Brimble (GBS)
- Professor Gary Rogers (Griffith Health)
- Professor Darryl Hawker (GS)
- Dean, Learning Futures
- Professor Alfred Lizzio
- Deputy Director (Teaching and Curriculum Transformation), Learning Futures
- Professor Ruth Bridgstock
- Four Academy Senior Fellows appointed by the Deans, Learning and Teaching. One member shall be from each Group
- Associate Professor Mary Sidebotham (Griffith Health)
- Dr Kylie Burns (Arts, Education and Law)
- Dr Craig Cameron (Griffith Business School)
- Associate Professor Caryl Bosman (Griffith Sciences)
- Leigh Sawyer, Learning Futures