ASCILITE’s Women in Academic Leadership Initiative
The Women in Academic Leadership Initiative aims to provide mentoring opportunities for academics at levels C and D (or equivalent), with mentors from Levels D and E. The initiative will bring together its members via a community approach to support each other to progress in academia. Applicants must be current members of ASCILITE and maintain their membership for the duration of the two year initiative.
Full details of the initiative are available below along with a video recording from February 2021 that discussed the initiative.
Benefits of Participation
The benefits of participation in the initiative include:
- Tips and advice on academic promotion from members;
- Seminars for mentoring on relevant topics suggested by the cohort;
- Expansion of skills, knowledge and experience such as communication, leadership, storytelling, visibility and strategic planning; and
- Opportunity for networking and to create contacts outside of the individual’s own workplace.
January /February – Call for Expressions of Interest
February – Information session webinar (19 February)
March – Closing date for applications
March – Applicants are informed of the outcome of their application
March/April – Mentor Agreements are signed and returned
November – End of year (interim) reports due
December – Pre-conference workshop and information session at the ASCILITE conference, presentation at the conference if appropriate/applicable
January – Resume the mentor/mentee relationship and review for any required changes.
November – Final end of year reports due
December – Pre-conference workshop and information session at the ASCILITE conference, presentation at the conference
Expressions of Interest are intended for ASCILITE members who wish to become a mentee or a mentor. The application process is is a competitive one and successful mentees will be matched with other mentees and mentors who have expertise in applicable areas.
Applicants must be current members of ASCILITE and maintain their membership for the duration of the two year initiative. If you have received a member bulletin within the last fortnight, it means your membership is current. If not, you may join as an individual or enquire if it is possible to have yourself added to an existing institutional membership quota. Further details are available here.
The Call for Expressions of Interest in the inaugural ASCILITE Women in Academic Leadership Initiative (2021 – 2022) is now closed. The next call for Expressions of Interest (for the 2023 – 2024 cycle) will be made in September 2022.
- Mentee – Women in Academic Leadership Application Form (Word format)
- Mentor – Women in Academic Leadership Application Form (Word format)
Elaine Huber, Petrea Redmond, Sue Gregory and Chris Campbell are the ASCILITE Women in Academic Leadership Chairs and the main points of contact for the initiative. If you wish to know more, please email one of the co-chairs.
Associate Professor Elaine Huber: email@example.com
Professor Petrea Redmond: Petrea.Redmond@usq.edu.au
Associate Professor Chris Campbell (ASCILITE President): firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Sue Gregory: email@example.com