The HEA@UQ program provides aspiring fellows with the opportunity to not only gain credit for what they have already achieved, but also to plan and work towards future development, with the support of UQ’s HEA Fellowship community and ITaLI staff.

If you are interested in participating in the program in 2020, please submit an expression of interest.

Successful participants in the HEA@UQ program are entitled to use the post-nominals AFHEA, FHEA or SFHEA (depending on level of application). Applicants are supported to develop a written application reflecting on, and evidencing their teaching and/or learning support experience that includes:

  • a peer observation report
  • a statement of support (or teaching reference)
  • a philosophy of teaching
  • account of professional practice.

Eligibility

The HEA@UQ program is open to all staff within the University who have roles which relate to teaching and/or supporting learning. Staff roles encouraged to apply for Associate Fellowship, Fellowship or Senior Fellowship via the HEA@UQ program include:

  • adjunct and honorary staff
  • casual staff
  • professional staff who support teaching and learning
  • UQ Academic Title holders
  • PhD students with teaching experience.

Applicants wishing to participate in the HEA Fellowship must fulfil the following eligibility:

  • Have a minimum of three years' teaching experience or experience supporting teaching and learning
  • Hold an academic or professional appointment at UQ (including casual academics and tutors); or are a PhD candidate; or are a UQ academic title holder
  • Will hold this appointment at the time the Fellowship is awarded (refer to Key dates on this page)
  • Have the support of their Head of School and Executive Dean or equivalent (e.g. Head of Division) to commit the time required to complete an application (see Guide for Supervisors, PDF, 138KB)
    • Note for PhD candidates: your support should come from your Supervisor. Your Supervisor must indicate that your participation in the program can be accommodated without affecting your progress on your thesis.
  • Commit to the HEA Code of Practice if their application for Fellowship is successful
  • Be prepared to help foster a HEA Fellowship community at UQ (assuming successful application), by agreeing to:
    • mentor other staff through the application process
    • present at school, faculty and/or other UQ fora, such as Teaching and Learning Week
    • be prepared to contribute to the development and delivery of HEA Fellowship support activities in the future
    • contribute to building an ongoing HEA Fellowship community.

Timeframe to develop an application

Applicants accepted in the HEA@UQ program will have 12 months after being accepted into the program to submit a full application. At the conclusion of the twelve-month period, a further expression of interest will be required to continue participation in the program.

A range of support activities, including workshops, webinars, drop-in sessions, writing sessions and a writing retreat are scheduled throughout the year. We encourage you to check the Key dates on this page regularly for updates.

In addition to these scheduled sessions, applicants will be required to invest further time to develop their application. As an applicant, you can expect to devote, as a minimum, about the same amount of time to preparing an application as it takes you to draft a journal article or an application for promotion.

The time commitment will depend on the level of the Fellowship and the material the applicant already has, which may be re-purposed as part of the HEA Fellowship application.

Key dates

EOI submission schedule

Activity Intake 1, 2020 Intake 2, 2020
Expressions of Interest (EOIs) open 17 February 2020

Last date for EOIs to be included in face-to-face workshop series

EOI submitted online

20 April 2020 21 August 2020
Review of EOIs All Expressions of Interest will be reviewed internally by the HEA@UQ Program team. Aspiring HEA Fellows will be informed within 10 working days of the Expression of Interest submission.

Assessment cycles

All aspiring fellows should endeavour to submit their full final fellowship application within 12 months of their commencement date in the program. That is, if you are accepted into the program in April 2020, the last possible date to submit your application is 28 May 2021. If you have not submitted your application within 12 months, you will be asked to re-submit an Expression of Interest.

Activity Dates

Submission cut-off dates (applications submitted online)

13 Dec 2019 28 Feb 2020 29 May 2020 31 July 2020 25 Sep 2020 18 Dec 2020 26 Feb 2021 28 May 2021 30 Jul 2021 24 Sep 2021 17 Dec 2021

Applicants informed of assessment progress including requests to revise and re-submit

11 Mar 2020 25 May 2020 27 Jul 2020 12 Oct 2020 1 Dec 2020 11 Mar 2021 14 May 2021 2 Aug 2021 8 Oct 2021 3 Dec 2021 11 Mar 2022
Recommended submission of revised applications (if required) 28 May 2020 31 Jul 2020 25 Sep 2020 18 Dec 2020 26 Feb 2021 28 May 2021 30 Jul 2021 24 Sep 2021 17 Dec 2021 Feb 2022 May 2022
Award of Fellowship May 2020 Jul 2020 Sep 2020 Nov 2020 Dec 2020 May 2021 Jul 2021 Sep 2021 Nov 2021 Dec 2021 May 2022

Information sessions

Information session 1 Information session 2

17 February 2020, 2–4pm
Location: 17–202 (Learning Innovation Building), St Lucia Campus
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6 July 2020, 2–4pm
Location: 17–202 (Learning Innovation Building), St Lucia Campus
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Face-to-face workshop series

Workshop Series one (Sem 1, 2020) Series two (Sem 2, 2020)
Workshop 1: 
HEA Fellowship introductory session
8 June 2020
10am–12pm
01–W332 (Forgan Smith West)
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13 October 2020
2–4pm
17–202 (Learning Innovation)
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Workshop 2: 
Approaches to reflective writing
16 June 2020
10.30am–12.30pm
01–W332 (Forgan Smith West)
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19 October 2020
1.30–3.30pm
17–202 (Learning Innovation)
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Workshop 3: 
Selecting case studies
(aspiring Senior Fellows only)
24 June 2020
11am–1pm
01–W332 (Forgan Smith West)
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21 October 2020
2–4pm
17–202 (Learning Innovation)
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Workshop 4: 
Evidencing your claims
29 June 2020
1.30–3.30pm
01–W332 (Forgan Smith West)
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30 November 2020
1.30–3.30pm
17–202 (Learning Innovation)
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Workshop 5:
Describing engagement with professional development
7 July 2020
10.30am–12.30pm
01–W332 (Forgan Smith West)
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7 December 2020
2–4pm
17–202 (Learning Innovation)
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Workshop 6: 
Finalising your application
     14 July 2020
10.30am–12.30pm
01–W332 (Forgan Smith West)
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8 December 2020
1.30–3.30pm
17–202 (Learning Innovation)
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Writing retreats (full day)

Writing retreat 1 Writing retreat 2 Writing retreat 3

25 May 2020
The Terrace Room
Sir Llew Edwards (14)

2 July 2020
The Terrace Room
Sir Llew Edwards (14)
21 September 2020
The Terrace Room
Sir Llew Edwards (14)

Drop-in sessions and writing consultations

See drop-in sessions and writing consultations dates/times

What category of Fellowship is right for me?

To decide the category of Fellowship which suits your practice and experience, please watch this short video, review the HEA@UQ Self-Assessment Tools (PDF, 1.2MB), and complete the Advance HE Fellowship Category online tool.

If you determine that the Principal Fellow description is more appropriate for you, you will need to go through a separate application route. Please contact professional.learning@uq.edu.au for more information and advice regarding this fellowship pathway.

Information sessions

There will be two information sessions in 2020:

Information sessions

Information session 1 Information session 2

17 February 2020, 2–4pm
Location: 17–202 (Learning Innovation Building), St Lucia Campus
Join via Zoom

Register

6 July 2020, 2–4pm
Location: 17–202 (Learning Innovation Building), St Lucia Campus
Join via Zoom

Register

Please note that registrations are not required to join an information session by Zoom.

Expression of interest (EOI) process

Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are accepted all year round.

If you are interested in participating in the program in 2020, please submit an EOI.

There are up to 100 places available in the HEA@UQ program each semester. Once all places in a semester have been filled, your EOI will be held until the following semester.

EOIs will be reviewed by the HEA@UQ Program Team in ITaLI and applicants will be selected based on potential for successful outcome and spread across discipline areas. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their EOI within ten (10) working days. Please note that this timeframe is dependent on volume and you may experience some delays during peak periods.

Endorsement of EOI

EOIs must be accompanied by the endorsement and support of your Head of School and Executive Dean or equivalent (e.g. Head of Division). There is a separate Supervisor endorsement form (DOCX, 51KB) that must be uploaded with your online EOI. Your EOI will not be processed without this attachment.

We have developed a Guide for Supervisors (PDF, 138KB) explaining the program and the commitment you are making when you enrol. We hope that this will prompt and guide your conversations with your supervisors.

Fellowship application support

Applicants will be supported to develop a written application from the point of being accepted into the HEA@UQ program, through to the assessment of their application.

ITaLI will support applicants by:

  • providing advice and guidance on application content
  • delivering a series of workshops to guide application development
  • facilitating mentoring support
  • coordinating application writing sessions
  • providing administrative support.

Drop-in sessions

Applicants who need 1:1 support may drop in to any of our upcoming sessions.

Becoming an HEA Principal Fellow

ITaLI will fund up to five Higher Education Academy (HEA) Principal Fellows each year. Applicants will be selected by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching & Learning).

Principal Fellows are typically:

  • Highly experienced and/or senior staff with wide-ranging academic or academic-related strategic leadership responsibilities in connection with key aspects of teaching and supporting learning
  • Staff responsible for institutional strategic leadership and policymaking in the area of teaching and learning
  • Staff who have strategic impact and influence in relation to teaching and learning that extends beyond their own institution.

Principal Fellow applicants will work with mentors and peers to develop a portfolio that will be assessed by international leaders in teaching and learning.

Note that the application process for Principal Fellows is different from other Fellowship categories, as different experiences are evidenced.

For more information about the Principal Fellowship, please visit the Advance HE (UK) website and contact professional.learning@uq.edu.au.

HEA@UQ Fellows

The community of HEA Fellows at UQ already counts over 270 members and is growing fast.

View the list of HEA Fellows

Contact

If you have any questions about participating in the program in 2020, please contact the HEA@UQ Program team:

About the HEA Fellowship

The HEA Fellowship is administered by Advance HE in the UK, whose goal is to bring the higher education sector together to share teaching strategies and practice.

UQ is supporting academic and professional staff and RHD students to apply for an HEA Fellowship through the HEA@UQ program.

Become an HEA fellow

If you are interested in participating in the program in 2020, please submit an Expression of Interest (EOI).