Professional Recognition for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
The QUT Academy of Learning and Teaching offers a structured pathway for academic and professional staff to gain internationally accredited recognition of their experience and expertise in learning and teaching through the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA).
In 2015 QUT entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Australian National University (ANU) and the HEA to enable 100 QUT staff members to seek recognition through the accredited ANU Educational Fellowship Scheme. By the end of November 2015 QUT will have more than ninety fellows of the Higher Education Academy, with another 20 applications under assessment by peers at ANU. The pilot scheme has been such a success that QUT has recently subscribed to the HEA and is accrediting a number of pathways to recognition for its staff. One such pathway is the Teaching Advantage Program (TA) – exclusively tailored to PhD students who are interested in building an academic career. More than 40 doctoral students from QUT have now achieved recognition as Associate Fellows of the HEA and many of them have gone on to academic careers across the world. TA recently won the International Education Association of Australia’s Best Practice Award.