Wollongong Academy for Tertiary Teaching & Learning Excellence

Pictured above (left to right): WATTLE Executive Committee - A/Professor Ann Rogerson, Dr Belinda Gibbons, Professor Sarah O’Shea (Chair), A/Professor Tracey Kuit, Dr Kathryn Harden-Thew, A/Professor Montse Ros and Dr Alisa Percy


WATTLE members are passionate about Teaching and Learning, click on the videos to hear about the benefits of being involved:

Enhancing the student learning experience and developing opportunities for staff in teaching and learning at the University of Wollongong.

The Wollongong Academy for Tertiary Teaching & Learning Excellence (WATTLE) is a leadership community dedicated to providing space for teaching and learning recognition, development, passion and dialogue.

The WATTLE Academy was established in May 2014 and currently has a membership of over 200 Senior Fellows, Fellows and Associate Fellows committed to enhancing the learning experience of all our students. 

Every member of staff, whether they are part of the teaching, research or professional areas of the university, employed as casual, part-time or continuing are welcome to become members of this Academy. WATTLE aims to create a community of practice where a diversity of expertise can be recognised and utilised to further teaching and learning at UOW and beyond.

Our Academy focuses on promoting the following areas:

  1. Building a higher education-focused community of expertise, scholarship and research to lead discussion, collaboration and innovation in University teaching and learning, within and outside of the University of Wollongong.
  2. Building networks of knowledge fostering national and international relationships with respect to teaching and learning.
  3. Increasing UOW’s national and international reputation with respect to teaching and learning.

We welcome you to join our community or contact the committee.

News & Congratulations

Congratulation on Recent Promotions

Wattle would like to congratulate all those members of the WATTLE community who were recently successful in promotion, we know that many of you would have achieved this on the basis of your excellent teaching and learning activities and so we commend your efforts in this regard.

2018 Recipients Vice-Chancellor’s Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning

Congratulations go out to the 2018 recipients of the Vice-Chancellor’s Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning (OCTAL) Awards. Thank you for your continued contribution to teaching excellence at UOW.

Contact Us 

Members are warmly invited to share ideas and feedback at any time. Contact us at academy-wattle@uow.edu.au