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)
  • 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
    • 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 Milestones 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 milestones – 2020

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

Writing retreat 1 Writing retreat 2 Writing retreat 3

25 May 2020
The Terrace Room
Sir Llew Edwards

2 July 2020
The Terrace Room
Sir Llew Edwards
21 September 2020
The Terrace Room
Sir Llew Edwards

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.

Expression of interest (EOI) process

Expressions of interest are now closed.

If you are interested in participating in the program in 2020, please submit an enquiry so we can add you to the mailing list.

Watch this short video to find out more about the EOI/application process.

There are up to 100 places available in the HEA@UQ program each semester.

Applicants will be selected by the HEA@UQ Management Board, based on potential for successful outcome, spread across discipline areas and across Fellowship categories. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their EOI approximately four weeks after the closing date.

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.

Information sessions

Information sessions are held every semester in St Lucia, Herston and Gatton.

Registrations are now closed. If you would like to be added to the HEA@UQ email distribution list, please submit an enquiry and we will inform you when the next sessions take place.

HEA@UQ Fellows

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.

Questions?

If you are interested in participating in the program in 2020, please submit an enquiry so we can add you to the mailing list.