HEA FELLOWSHIP SCHEME

HEA FELLOWSHIP

The DeakinHE Fellowship program is an accredited and internationally recognised peer reviewed professional recognition program that supports those with teaching and learning experience and expertise in the tertiary sector to gain recognition for HEA Fellowship. There are over 110,000 HEA fellows globally, approximately 2,000 of these in Australia.

DeakinHE Fellowship

The DeakinHE Fellowship program is an accredited and internationally recognised peer reviewed professional recognition program that supports those with teaching and learning experience and expertise in the tertiary sector to gain recognition for HEA Fellowship. There are over 124,000 HEA fellows globally.

DeakinHE Fellowship OVERVIEW

DeakinHE Fellowship provides those involved in learning and teaching with formal recognition of practice, impact and leadership.  The DeakinHE Fellowship program provides teaching teams across the university with opportunities to apply for various categories of fellowship as they move through their teaching journey.  This program is integrated into the new Deakin Teaching Capability Framework, supporting premium learning that is inclusive for all teaching team staff.

News:

If you are a sessional academic Deakin staff member, and an aspiring Associate Fellow, please register to participate in the program which commences 4 October 2021.

The program for Fellows and Senior Fellows 2022 starts early next year, so if you’re interested in participating next year, please register your interest to be contacted closer to program commencement.

DeakinHE Fellowship HOW DO I APPLY?

If you are an aspiring Associate Fellow, please register to participate in the program which will commence in July.

The program for Fellows and Senior Fellows 2021 has already commenced, but if you are interested in participating next year, please register your interest to be contacted closer to commencement 2022.

For further information contact HEA@deakin.edu.au.

DeakinHE Fellowship ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
DeakinHE Fellowship EVENTS

Are you interested in learning more about the 2021 or 2022 DeakinHE Fellowship program?

If you are a sessional academic Deakin staff member, and an aspiring Associate Fellow, please register to participate in the program which commences 4 October 2021.

The program for Fellows and Senior Fellows 2022 starts early next year, so if you’re interested in participating next year, please register your interest to be contacted closer to program commencement.

 

DEAKIN HEA FELLOWS

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AFHEA - Emma Hayes

I took part in the DeakinHE Fellowship program to further develop my teaching skills after working as a sessional at Deakin for seven years.  I thought applying for Associate Fellowship would be a valuable opportunity to critically reflect on my teaching practices, and to gain new skills in communicating content to students. I thought it would also be a good opportunity to reflect during a challenging teaching year.

My experience of teaching a large number of level one students during COVID-19 highlighted that tutors can never rest on their existing knowledge and experiences, but need to continue to learn and adapt to changing circumstances. Through completing the Associate Fellowship I hoped to gain insight into designing learning activities that had the ability to cement students’ foundational knowledge, rather than quickly extending key concepts.

Reading and responding to the Professional Standards Framework (Areas of activity, core knowledge, professional values) and detailing my teaching and learning activities allowed me to take a step back from being in a classroom (or on Cloud) and think about how I design learning activities and teach.

I felt very supported throughout the program, and the opportunity to speak to Dr Julia Savage as I prepared my draft application was extremely valuable. My consultation with Dr Savage enabled me to reflect on how my participation in Faculty-based professional development programs formed part of my overall learning experience as a tutor. I had previously thought of these as separate learning experiences, but speaking with Dr Savage helped me see how these programs contributed to the ‘narrative’ of my teaching experience.

The feedback and support that I received from my mentor, A/Prof. Barbie Panther, was extremely valuable in helping me to establish a language with which to discuss my teaching methods. For example, A/Prof. Panther helped me realise that learning activities I had designed for a Children’s Literature unit to assist students in understanding visual narration were actually employing Vygotsky’s scaffolding model. A/Prof. Panther’s feedback really helped me see the teaching practices and qualities that I value as a tutor.

The support that I received from my Referee, Dr Paul Venzo, was invaluable throughout my application process, and I was humbled by the kind words Dr Venzo shared in support of my application.

I had applied for Fellowship to gain skills in teaching. Not only did I gain further skills in designing learning activities and teaching, but I left feeling more confident in those I had. Taking part in the Associate Fellowship program enabled me to see my skills.

I found taking part in the Fellowship program to be particularly valuable as a sessional tutor, because it enabled me to feel part of the Deakin teaching community.

Go here for the full list of Deakin HEA Fellows