Institutional Contacts within VTAS
Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact VTAS-Friends
Ms Sylvia Schaffarczyk
Professional Development Manager
Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education
University of Melbourne
Professor Liz Johnson
Teaching and Learning
Deakin Learning Futures
Ph. +61 3 9246 8303
Director, Learning and Teaching Academy
Office of Associate Deputy VC Education
RMIT Learning and Teaching Academy
Ph: +61 03 9925 8267
Director, Connected Learning
Ph: +61 3 9919 5240
Associate Professor Nina Fotinatos
Director | Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice (CLIPP)
Federation University Australia
Office 208 | Building U | Mt Helen Campus
PO Box 663 Ballarat VIC 3353
Ph: +61 3 5327 5240
Easter College Australia (formerly named Tabor Victoria)
Dean of Academic Administration
Director of Learning and Teaching
EASTERN COLLEGE AUSTRALIA
44-60 Jacksons Road, Mulgrave VIC 3170
Ph: +61 3 9790 9200 f: +61 3 9790 9299
Australian Catholic University
Associate Professor Elizabeth Santhanam
Evaluation Coordinator | Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC)
Australian Catholic University
St Patrick Campus | Room 5.10B, Level 5, 250 Victoria Parade, FITZROY l http://www.acu.edu.au Ph: +61 3 9953 3374
AUSTRALIAN PROMOTING EXCELLENCE NETWORKS
The Australian Awarded University Teachers Network is a network of educational leaders, established in 2016 created by VTAS PEN and with support from DET. The network comprising of recipients of the Australian Awarded University Teacher of the Year and extended to all recipients of AAUT is used to promote learning and teaching innovations that will help foster students to adopt a more engaging approach to their learning.
The Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows’ network (ALTF) was established in 2011 with support from the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The Fellows network currently comprises 108 scholars from multiple institutions and diverse discipline communities. Fellows are leading educators who undertake strategic, high-profile activities in areas of sectoral importance.
The Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development (CADAD)
is the peak professional body of Directors who have responsibility for academic development within their university. It seeks to enhance its members’ capacity to be key strategic advisers in academic development.
The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) is a scholarly society for people committed to the advancement of higher and tertiary education. It promotes the development of higher education policy, practice and the study of teaching and learning. HERDSA encourages and disseminates research on teaching and learning and higher education development. It also works to build strong academic communities.
International Networks of Award Winning Teachers
AKO AOTEAROA ACADEMY OF TERTIARY TEACHING EXCELLENCE, NEW ZEALAND
The Academy consists of all past Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award recipients and works under the umbrella of Ako Aotearoa to foster excellence in teaching and learning. Ako Aotearoa leads the drive to establish what counts as good and effective tertiary teaching in Aotearoa, New Zealand and fosters teaching that is better valued and produces
the best possible educational outcomes for all learners and the nation.
COUNCIL OF 3M NATIONAL TEACHING FELLOWS, CANADA
The Council of 3M National Teaching Fellows is a community of award winning teachers who are lifetime members of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), and a constituency within the STLHE. The Council shares the aims of the STLHE, advises the 3M National Teaching Fellowships Program Coordinator, and undertakes projects that enhance teaching and learning in Canadian post-secondary institutions.
ASSOCIATION OF NATIONAL TEACHING FELLOWS, UNITED KINGDOM
The Association of National Teaching Fellows (ANTF) champions innovation and shares best practice. It is coordinated and organised by the Committee of the Association of National Teaching Fellows (CANTF). The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme recognises, rewards and celebrates individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student learning and the teaching profession. The Scheme was started by the Higher Education Funding Council for England in 1999 with the first awards in the year 2000.