Membership criteria

The Academy provides an opportunity for all staff to be part of a rich community of practice where expertise can be recognised and utilised to further teaching and learning at UOW.

As a WATTLE member you receive:

  • Access to a community of scholars passionate about teaching and learning in the higher education sector
  • The opportunity to participate in Hot Topic groups that address key Higher Education topics
  • Invitations to WATTLE workshops and seminar series
  • Regular updates on broader teaching and learning events and grant opportunities
  • Opportunities to engage in teaching and learning professional development and recognition mentoring activity

Membership categories

Principal Fellow

Principal Fellow criteria include:

  • Higher Education Academy (HEA) Principal Fellow
  • External Category 1 Grant Chief Investigator where the grant has a significant focus on teaching and learning within Higher Education
  • Australian Awards University Teaching (AAUT) Teaching Excellence Award recipient (individual)
  • UOW’s Continuing Professional Development (Learning & Teaching) Level 4

Senior Fellow

Senior Fellow criteria include:

  • National Australian Senior Teaching Fellow
  • National Australian Teaching Fellow
  • National Australian Academic Secondee
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA) Senior Fellow
  • Australian Awards University Teaching (AAUT) Citation Award recipient or Program Award Recipient
  • Senior Executive Staff (substantive appointments) with significant teaching and learning leadership roles, for example: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia (HERDSA) Fellow
  • UOW’s Continuing Professional Development (Learning & Teaching) Level 3

Fellow

Fellow criteria include:

  • UOW Vice-Chancellor’s Award Recipients of an Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL)
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellow
  • External Category 1 Educational Grant Team Member where the grant has a significant focus on teaching and learning within Higher Education
  • Staff with extensive teaching and learning publishing records, i.e. 5 quality SOTL journal articles
  • Staff (substantive appointments) with significant teaching and learning leadership roles in Schools, Faculties or Divisions,
    for example: Associate Dean Education, Director within a central L&T Unit
  • UOW’s Continuing Professional Development (Learning & Teaching) Level 2

Associate Fellow

Associate Fellow criteria include:

  • Members of UOW Community wishing to participate in the teaching and learning conversation
  • Members of the UOW Community interested in developing their teaching and learning expertise

Honorary Fellow (Invited)

  • Colleagues who have previously been professionally affiliated with the University of Wollongong and are endorsed by a current WATTLE Fellow and/or the WATTLE Executive Committee
  • Honorary memberships need to be renewed every 2 years

To enquire about membership email academy-wattle@uow.edu.au 

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