We caught up with Jude Williams (Learning Futures’ Senior Consultant, Learning and Teaching) to find out more about Griffith’s Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship Scheme. Staff are also invited to attend an upcoming information session to find out more about the scheme.


What is a Higher Education Academy Fellowship?

HEA Fellowships are a means of acknowledging your commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education. They are based on the Professional Standards Framework (PSF) developed in the United Kingdom, which sets out the knowledge, skills and values demonstrated by those teaching and/or supporting learning in higher education. HEA Fellowships are globally recognised and portable across universities, and are increasingly considered by universities as part of the appointment and promotion process.

You can find out more about the Griffith HEA scheme on the HEA [email protected] website.

Some of Griffith’s inaugural HEA Fellows. From left to right: David Geelan, Chris Campbell, Julie Crough, Lynda Davies, Deanne Skelly, Heather Stewart, Christopher Allan, Gemma Carey, Ben Weeks, Gary Rogers.

What are some of the benefits of Higher Education Academy Fellowships?

A key benefit is gaining global recognition across the higher education sector for your teaching or your support of teaching. Fellows can also access exciting opportunities to engage in ongoing professional learning through mentorships and professional networks, and will be invited to become a member of the Griffith Learning and Teaching Academy.

As with other professional qualifications, Fellows will be entitled to use post-nominal letters related to their fellowship category. HEA Fellowship categories are:

  • Principal Fellow of the HEA (PFHEA)
  • Senior Fellow of the HEA (SFHEA)
  • Fellow of the HEA (FHEA)
  • Associate Fellow of the HEA (AFHEA)

Come to the next information session to find out more.

Are Higher Education Academy Fellowships open only to academic staff, or can professional staff apply as well?

Yes, HEA Fellowships are open and relevant to both academic and professional staff. Academic staff generally focus their application on their teaching practice, whereas professional staff have the opportunity to apply based on their role supporting colleagues in their teaching. Come along to an information session or visit the website to find out more.

How can staff find out more about HEA Fellowships at Griffith?

The best way to find out more is to come along to one of the information sessions. You can also visit the website, or contact us to find out more.