Image: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor David Sadler presenting FHEA award to Naomi Tucker.

Attending the Foundations of Tertiary Teaching (FOTT) intensive workshop in 2019 helped me to understand and explore the theories, principles and effective practices of university learning and teaching. In particular, I now have a greater understanding of evidence-based strategies for enhancing learning and teaching, how to critically evaluate approaches to learning and teaching in my discipline, and the importance of self-reflective practices for ongoing professional development. Through FOTT and the HEA application process, I have I gained many new ideas from discussions with educators with varying teaching experience, from different faculties right across UWA, and I have been able to implement what I learnt immediately into my own teaching. The HEA application process has been invaluable, allowing me the opportunity to form part of a growing network of teachers committed to delivering quality tertiary education.”

Naomi Tucker, FHEA, Earth Sciences, SCIENCE

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) is the standard category of professional recognition, suited to those with solid teaching or learner-support responsibilities and experience (usually at least two years of unit convening), and substantive professional development in teaching and learning.

  • Must have convened whole units for at least two semesters at University level, or supported learning; and/or,
  • Have done some professional educational development and must be an engaged member of the UWA teaching and/or support of learning community (e.g. has attended EEU workshops or external events such as conferences on teaching in higher education, perhaps in their disciplines).

The Experiential Route to FHEA is designed for UWA staff (both academic and professional) who already have significant levels of experience in teaching and learning support (this may include research supervision) and who have completed professional development related to teaching and learning.

To begin the application process for Fellow (Experiential Route), please fill in the Expression of Interest before Friday 26th June 2020. The Academy Fellowship Scheme Fact Sheet provides more information on the program.

Contact Us

Please contact the AFS via email afs-eeu@uwa.edu.au