In 2018, the ACDS agreed to establish the ACDS Teaching and Learning Fellowship to be offered every second year to develop and implement strategic directions in learning and teaching for science and mathematics in Australian Universities. The ACDS Fellowship Program draws on the success and experience of the ALTC and OLT Fellowship programs funded by the Australian Government 2006-2016.
Aims of the fellowship program
The aim of the ACDS Teaching and Learning Fellowship program is to advance learning and teaching in science and mathematics in Australian universities by fostering development of learning leaders through strategic projects that address priority issues identified by the ACDS. The ACDS Teaching and Learning Fellows will be leaders for teaching and learning in science and mathematics who will work with Science Faculties, or equivalent, to expand good practice and increase capability.
The inaugural fellowship was awarded to Associate Professor Tina Acuña and Dr Jo-Anne Kelder from The university of Tasmania.
Their project aims to develop a framework (CER-STEM) to embed scholarship in the cycle of quality improvement (yearly) and quality assurance (external benchmarking; at least 5 yearly) of qualifications, leading to evidence-based scholarly outputs and informs a collaborative approach to curriculum design that can be facilitated within and across disciplines and university boundaries.