Recognising professionalism in learning and teaching

Griffith’s Higher Education Academy fellowships offer professional recognition for your commitment to teaching, supporting your colleagues in their teaching and to enhancing students’ learning experiences and outcomes.

HEA Fellowships are globally recognised and portable across universities and are increasingly considered as part of the appointment and promotion process.

Pilot scheme

Higher Education Academy Access Partner 2017-18

Griffith is currently piloting a HEA Fellowship Scheme and the second phase of this pilot will continue from May to November 2018. A limited number of institutionally supported places are available during this period. For more information about the scheme, please contact Dr Jude Williams or Tina Hodson.

In addition to the Pilot Scheme, Griffith is working towards accreditation of some of its existing professional learning programs and designing new ones. This will allow staff who successfully complete these programs to be awarded HEA Fellowship in the future. We are planning to have our HEA accredited programs in place by January 2019.

Information session

Find out more about Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowships at Griffith

Professional Standards Framework

HEA Fellowships are based on the Professional Standards Framework (PSF) developed in the United Kingdom. The PSF sets out the knowledge, skills and values demonstrated by those teaching and/or supporting learning in higher education.

The PSF for teaching and supporting learning in higher education provides descriptors for each category of fellowship and information about the typical role and career stage indicative of the category.

Fellowship categories

There are four categories of Fellowship: Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellow and Principal Fellow. These categories span the wide range of practice carried out by staff who have a partial role in teaching or supporting learning through to those with strategic impact on learning and teaching within the institutional, national and/or international context.

Why apply for a Higher Education Academy Fellowship?

Gain global recognition across the higher education sector

Review, develop and demonstrate your practice across the Professional Standards Framework

Access opportunities to engage in ongoing professional learning through mentorships and professional networks

Be invited to become a member of the Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy

Be entitled to use post-nominal letters:

  • Principal Fellow of the HEA (PFHEA)
  • Senior Fellow of the HEA (SFHEA)
  • Fellow of the HEA (FHEA)
  • Associate of the HEA (AFHEA)

Griffith's 2017 Higher Education Academy Fellows

Griffith's inaugural HEA Fellows. From left to right: David Geelan, Chris Campbell, Julie Crough, Lynda Davies, Deanne Skelly, Heather Stewart, Christopher Allan, Gemma Carey, Ben Weeks, Gary Rogers. Not pictured: Caryl Bosman and Dale Hanson

Recognising teaching excellence

Find out more about available learning and teaching award and grant opportunities