Background

The ALTF network supports quality learning and teaching in Australian Higher Education. Fellows are leading educators who undertake strategic, high-profile activities in areas of sectoral importance. Hosted at Curtin University, the ALTF represents 108 scholars from multiple institutions and diverse discipline communities.

The Fellowships program advances learning and teaching in higher education by supporting leading educators to undertake strategic, high profile activities in areas of importance to the sector. Through and beyond their fellowship activities, Fellows have a positive and lasting influence and impact on higher education practice in Australia.

Australian Learning and Teaching Fellowships were prestigious acknowledgements of individual expertise and influence. Fellowship selection was based on individuals’ demonstrated leadership capacity in higher education; the final 14 fellowships were awarded in 2016.

Fellowships afforded opportunities for individuals to undertake strategic programs of activities around identified educational issues, to develop their knowledge of the broader higher education environment in Australia, and to practise and further develop their leadership skills in this area.

 

Committee Structure

ALTF Executive committee

President

Sally Kift, James Cook University

Project Leader / Vice-President

Dawn Bennett, Curtin University

 Vice-President

Ron Oliver, Edith Cowan University

Mentorship Convener

Angela Carbone, Monash University

Events Convener

Romy Lawson, Murdoch University

Publications Convenor

Rachael Field

Indigenous Convenor

Sandy O’Sullivan, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education

Project Manager

Pip Munckton, Curtin University

State convenors

WA State Convenor

Ron Oliver, Edith Cowan University.

NSW State Convenors

Les Kirkup and Keith Willey, University of Technology Sydney.

Victoria State Convenor

Angela Carbone, Monash University.

SA State Convenor

TBA

TAS State Convenor

Heather Monkhouse, University of Tasmania.

QLD State Convenor

Helen MacGillivray, Queensland University of Technology.

NT Convenor

TBA

ACT Convenor

TBA

 

Fellowship Types

In 2014, the ALTF and OLT made the joint decision that all fellows would be referred to as Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows. The following is a comprehensive list of the various fellowship award names to date.

  • Office for learning and Teaching (OLT) National Senior Teaching Fellow
  • Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) National Teaching Fellow
  • Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) National Teaching Fellow
  • Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Teaching Fellow
  • Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Senior Teaching Fellow
  • Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Associate Teaching Fellow
  • Committee for University Teaching and Staff Development (CUTSD) National Teaching Fellow
  • Australian Universities Teaching Committee (AUTC) National Teaching Fellow

Contact us

If you have comments or queries, please contact the ALTF project manager here

Resources

ALTF Resource booklet