Established in October 2016, the Scientia Education Academy gives UNSW and its outstanding academics a platform to showcase excellent teaching. The Academy recognises inspiring educators - the Scientia Education Fellows - and harnesses their drive and enthusiasm to enhance learning and teaching across UNSW.
View the video to join one of our students, Debbie, as she asks our Scientia Education Fellows what the Academy is all about.
The UNSW Scientia Education Academy champions, inspires and celebrates excellence in education.
Its strategic vision for education is to
- Promote a scholarly, evidence-based approach
- Champion innovation
- Enhance the student experience
- Advise on policies and strategies
- Model a collegial community of mentoring
The Scientia Education Academy looks forward to sharing insight, projects and initiatives as they develop with the broader community.
The Scientia Education Academy Lecture Series highlights the innovative educational practices of our outstanding educators who inspire our students to achieve great outcomes both in their studies and future careers.
UNSW’s Scientia Education Fellows provide leadership and vision through their own teaching and their mentoring of colleagues. You will hear about their particular approaches to enhancing the educational experiences and outcomes of students as well as their personal career journey.
The aim of this initiative, led by Scientia Education Academy Fellows and Education-focused Champions, is to promote and improve student and staff self-management, success and wellbeing at UNSW. The framing of this project is positive; that is, we are focused on aspects of the UNSW 2025 Strategy and Scientia Education Experience that seek to support students and staff in effectively working toward their meaningful learning and professional goals.
Because this is a very broad topic, and keeping in mind the existing UNSW systems, we will focus on four themes identified in our first meeting: (1) student success and wellbeing, (2) academic and professional staff success and wellbeing (the first focus may be on mentoring EC academics); (3) HDR students making successful transition to graduate employment; (4) data gathering.
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The Academy trialled a pilot mentoring scheme that provides individual feedback and personalized advice on promotion drafts, including:
- What does good teaching evidence look like?
- How can I strengthen my case?
The Fellows offered feedback in a variety of forms, such as written comments, discussions via meetings and through other interactions.
Expressions of interest is now closed.