Now open for applications. Applications are accepted in an ongoing manner, and will be closed when the funding allocation for the year is spent.
Please express your interest using this online form and contact Jill Penridge if you have any questions or difficulties lodging your EOI.

The Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI) offers annual Visiting Fellowships to academics with an established track record in scholarship closely aligned to the strengths of the Institute. ITaLI is dedicated to supporting the strategic objectives of the University and working closely with the Faculties and Schools. 

ITaLI is a service-focused unit directed by Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), Professor Doune Macdonald. We provide leadership, engagement and advocacy in educational innovation, teaching excellence and learning analytics, and aims to transform teaching and learning across the University through the delivery of Faculty-prioritised and executive-prioritised, teaching and learning projects and services.

  • Program Objectives

    The purpose of the Visiting Fellows program is to bring to the Institute exceptional academics that can contribute to work of the Institute, as well as to enrich its intellectual and research activities. During their time at Institute Fellows will be expected to be in residence in Brisbane and to be working at ITaLI on the activities outlined in their application during the period of appointment.

    ​The Institute provides Visiting Fellows with fully equipped office accommodation, computers, IT support, Internet connections, access to the extensive conventional and electronic holdings of the network of University of Queensland Libraries, administrative support and other normal academic privileges. Above all, Visiting Fellows have the opportunity of interacting with a thriving intellectual community in the fields of teaching and learning. 

    Academics or researchers with a broad interest in the scholarship and teaching areas of ITaLI are invited to apply for an appointment as a Visiting Fellow.

  • Program Information

    Length of Visiting Fellowship

    Visiting Fellowships are awarded for periods ranging up to three months.

    Obligations of Visiting Fellows

    Visiting Fellows are expected to meet the following obligations:

    • Pursue activities that contribute to the goals of the UQ Student Strategy White Paper;
    • Participate in the Institute's activities as a member of the Institute;
    • Present at least one public seminar on their area of expertise;
    • Suitably acknowledge the membership of the Institute in any publication, conference paper or research report that results from research done wholly or partly at the Institute or with the Institute’s support; and
    • Inform the PVC (T&L) of any publication, conference paper or research report that results from research done wholly or partly at the Institute or with the Institute's support.

    Application Information

    Closed for 2017

    Expressions of interest for the program must be accompanied by the following:

    • A Curriculum Vitae
    • A proposal outlining activities to be conducted in line with the UQ Student Strategy White Paper, and a summary of the topic to be presented at the public seminar
    • Dates of the proposed visit indicating duration of stay

    Please note fellowships are to be undertaken within the same calendar year. The final decision on the appointment of Visiting Fellows rests with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning). Further details on the University’s policy for visiting academics can be found here.


    Successful candidates will be eligible for up to a maximum of AUD$10,000 to reimburse the costs of the most direct economy flight from their place of residence, living and accommodation expenses (all funds claimed will only be reimbursed on the basis of receipts provided). 

2017 ITaLI Visiting Fellows

Dr Peter Arthur, University of British Columbia (Okanagan)
24 March - 5 May 2017

Dr Peter Arthur is the Founding Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan). His role, spanning across 10 years at UBC Okanagan, included leading, supporting and promoting teaching and learning excellence, innovation and scholarship across the university. The Centre for Teaching and Learning provided a variety of academic growth opportunities including peer mentoring programs, seminar series, training workshops, learning technology support and resources on teaching practices.

Peter’s research focuses on new advanced learning models. More specifically how students may become better self-directed learners who advance their learning abilities through metacognition, leveraging technology, and open educational resources to create personal learning networks.  It is these skills that will be essential for students to become lifelong learners who are able learn in MOOC and other new learning environments.

Dr Jonathan Westover, Utah Valley University
26 July - 12 August 2017

Dr Jonathan Westover is an Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business, and Director of Academic Service Learning at Utah Valley University. He is responsible for all campus academic service-learning initiatives, and providing all faculty development offerings (e.g. workshops, seminars, service-learning fellowship, learning communities, mentoring). His team provide training and assistance to faculty interested in incorporating service-learning and active engaged-learning into their curriculum.

Jon is an expert in human capital leadership and performance management. He provides performance management consulting, training, and assessment solutions to a variety of public, private, and non-profit sector organizations. These services include personality profile screening tools, 360-degree feedback, supervisory style, employee engagement/job satisfaction and organizational climate surveys. Additionally, Jon is proactive in a variety of community and academic professional service and organizational leadership.

Dr Thomas Carey, San Diego State University
22 September - 25 October 2017

Dr Thomas Carey is a Research Professor at the Center for Research in
Mathematics and Science Education at San Diego State University. He is also Executive-in-Residence at the British Columbia Association of Institutes and Universities. Tom works with higher education leaders on institutional strategy for teaching and learning, and is an expert working with higher education institutions across the US and Canada to develop and sustain exemplary teaching and learning environments for undergraduate success, as a “connector, coach and catalyst” in leadership strategy and faculty collaborations. 

Tom’s recent work includes research and innovation on Assessment for the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, and on Faculty Support and Assessment Strategies for the Council of Ontario Universities’ Centre of Excellence in Online Learning. He is also currently an advisor to academic leaders and faculty teams at teaching-focused universities in British Columbia, on strategy for exemplary teaching & learning.


Public Seminar Resources

Date Visiting Fellow

Title of Public Seminar

(click to view available resources)

12 April 2017
Dr Peter Arthur Enhancing Metacognition, Grit, and Growth Mindset for Student Success

4 August 2017

Dr Jonathan Westover Engaging Millennial Students through Community-Engaged Experiential Learning:
Assessment of Student, Faculty, and Community Impacts
Date TBC
Dr Thomas Carey TBC


Consultations Available

ITaLI Visiting Fellows are available for consultation on their expertise areas in teaching and learning. If you would like to arrange a meeting with any Fellow during their stay at UQ (note the dates above), please contact Jill Penridge on or (07) 3365 9034.