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

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

Terms of reference

Read the Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy's Terms of Reference

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.

Academy news and events

HERD journal seeking Associate Editors, College of Reviewers members and book reviewers

Are you interested in staying up to date with the latest research in Higher Education? Do you have a record of publishing and reviewing in the field of Higher Education? Would you like the opportunity to be an Associate Editor or book reviewer?

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Out & About: Celebrating Teaching 2018 Highlights | Day 1

Celebrating Teaching 2018 had a fantastic start with three events kicking off on Monday, the Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy Communities of Practice Symposium and a series of HEA (Higher Education Academy) events, with the spotlight on presentations to this years' HEA Fellows.

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Launch of the Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy

On Thursday 28 June 2018, the Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy (GLTA) was formally launched by Professor Debra Henly, DVC (Academic) and Professor Gemma Carey (PFHEA), Chair of the GLTA. This opportunity saw members from a range of Academic Groups and Schools and Departments meet and network, through their shared interest and expertise in learning and teaching.

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Communities of Practice

The Academy is supporting Communities of Practice within each Academic Group, comprised of Academy members and other Group staff to address a learning and teaching theme.

For information about joining a Community of Practice, contact the Academy Group Chapter Chair for your Academic Group.

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.

Academy membership

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.

Senior Fellow

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)

Fellow

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:

Associate Fellow

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:

Academy members

See the full list of members of the Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy

Griffith Learning And Teaching Academy Steering Committee

The GLTA is led by an Academy Chair appointed by the DVC (A) for a two-year term. The Chair is also appointed to the University Learning and Teaching Committee. The GLTA Steering Committee administers and oversees the effective functioning of the Academy and coordinates the activities of Group Chapters.

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)
Secretary
Leigh Sawyer, Learning Futures

Recognising teaching excellence

Find out more about available grant, award and fellowship opportunities