13th January 2017UPDATE 13th January 2017: Due to requests the International Federation of National Teaching Fellows World Summit have extended the deadline for abstracts to January 31, 2017.
Papers can be theoretical, conceptual, and or empirical. Papers should be related to the key theme of the conference and the key task areas: Learning Gain/ Impact, High Impact Pedagogies and Student Engagement, What constitutes quality within the Disciplines, A special issue of the Higher Education Pedagogies Journal will feature selected papers from the conference.
Abstracts should be approximately 250 words in length excluding references.
If you have submitted an abstract already, you should receive confirmation by 17 January at the latest. If you are submitting for the 31 January. Confirmation will be sent by 3 February at the latest. Preferential room rates are available at the Radisson Blu at £129 per night including breakfast if you quote IFNTF but you need to book asap for these rates. Information on other accommodation options is available on the website.
The registration form for the conference is attached and also available online. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment methods are outlined on the website at http://www.ifntf.org/worldsummit
Any questions, please email Carol at email@example.com
11th January 2017
The impact that each Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow makes to improving our students’ learning and higher education experiences is greatly valued. Our Australian Learning and Teaching Fellowship lapel pins are a symbol of this and formally presenting them gives us, our university colleagues and others opportunities to show their appreciation.
The 2016 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning ceremonies held across Australia in recent months provided opportunities to present Australian Learning and Teaching Fellowship lapel pins to a number of our fellows.
14th December 2016
At the recent TEQSA conference, ALT Fellows Angela Carbone, Nicolette Lee and Marina Harvey ran a brief set of presentations during the HECQ forum part of the conference. The session, held at the Park Royal Melbourne, was hosted by Julie Hare on the topic of The future of quality in HE and how do we prepare for it. The panel talked about quality challenges in the higher education setting; the importance of staff development and critical issues in sessional staffing. Attendees were from across the country and included Vice Chancellors, L&T senior leaders, quality assurance and academic staff.
14th December 2016
The Australian Awards for University Teaching for 2016 were held last fortnight and many of our Fellows were there to celebrate, both as winners and colleagues. Mark Brimble, Dawn Bennett and Trevor Cullen all received 2016 Awards for Teaching Excellence. Congratulations!
19th October 2016
Congratulations to ALT Fellows Professor Mark Brimble, Dr Claire Palermo and Dr Ruth Bridgestock for being awarded 2016 citations for outstanding contributions to student learning.
More than 100 of the nation’s university academics and professional staff have been recognised over the past two months for outstanding contributions to student learning. Current Fellows also received their pins at the various State Citations ceremonies.
19th October 2016
Associate Professor Angela Carbone recently gave a keynote at the Evidence-based Teaching conference 2016 in Melbourne. The keynote, title “Teaching in higher education – there isn’t enough evidence to tell us what works and why” has been published in The Conversation. You can access the article here
Angela has been an ALT fellow since 2010 and completed her more recent fellowship in 2014 titled Developing Excellence in Learning and Teaching through Peer Assisted teaching Scheme.
4th October 2016
The IFNTF is a growing network of the “world’s finest teachers”. The Federation was launched on September 8 this year, and David Boud represented us at both the launch and the subsequent meeting. The IFNTF website (http://www.ifntf.org/ ) is brand new and very sparse, but the organisers have plans to feature national networks and organisations such as the ALTF as well as individual members. This should start to happen fairly soon.
24th September 2016
Congratulations to the following new fellows for 2016:
Dawn Bennett and John Willison are among the returnees and we welcome 10 new ALTF fellows.
26th August 2016
We’re very pleased to announce a brand new look and feel to the ALTF website. Along with a new logo and home page, you will notice a new events page for upcoming ALTF events and other events by higher education organisations. If you have events you would like to see on the calendar please get in touch with Pip at firstname.lastname@example.org. This now completes phase one of the website development and phase two will commence shortly. During phase two we will further develop the resources page with fellowship documents, videos, articles and more. The new logo is available on the resources page for fellows to download and use.
25th August 2016
Planning is in progress for a 2017 ALTF forum to align with the 2017 HERDSA conference in Sydney. The forum will be held on Monday the 26thof June prior to the HERDSA conference so please save the date in your diaries.