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.

Academy vision

Enhancing and recognising excellence in learning and teaching through collaborative and scholarly practice.

Academy Goals

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

Terms of reference

The Academy ToR outlines the Academy’s context, goals, culture and membership roles

Academy activities

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.

Steering Committee

The GLTA Steering Committee administers and oversees the effective functioning of the Academy and coordinates the activities

Academy news and events

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June 06, 2019

Griffith Academics…ahead of the HERD!

HERD journal has just published a virtual special issue containing its most viewed articles across 37 years of operation, and our Griffith University Academics are very well represented  appearing three (3) times within the top 10 (ten). The topics and views expressed in these articles have made sig...

June 03, 2019

New resource: Learning and Teaching Recognition and Reward Opportunities by career stage

This post was contributed by Leigh Sawyer (Manager, Grants, Awards and Fellowships, Learning Futures). … The Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy (GLTA) provides strategic oversight of processes to recognise the achievements and contributions of exemplary Griffith educators including Higher ...

June 03, 2019

Congratulations to staff conferred HEA Fellowship in the January – May 2019 period

Congratulations to the following staff who have been conferred HEA Fellowship during the January – May period. HEA Fellowships recognise a commitment to teaching, supporting colleagues in their teaching and to enhancing students’ learning experiences and outcomes. 84 Griffith staff have been conferr...

May 22, 2019

Griffith Awards for Excellence in Teaching 2019 – Nomination and application due dates, and resources to help you with your application

This post was contributed by Leigh Sawyer (Manager – Grants, Awards and Fellowships, Learning Futures). … The 2019 Group Learning and Teaching Citations and Griffith Awards for Excellence in Teaching schemes were launched by the Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor in March. Griffith Awards for...