Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

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 September 2022 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.

2022 Timeline

September / October – Call for Expressions of Interest (Cohort 2)

28th October – Closing date for applications (Cohort 2)

November

Final reports due (Cohort 1)

Applicants are informed of the outcome of their application (Cohort 2)

December

Pre-conference workshop / information session at the ASCILITE conference, presentation at the conference if appropriate/applicable (Cohort 1)

Mentor Agreements are signed and returned (Cohort 2)


2023 Timeline

January/ February – begin the mentor/mentee relationship (Cohort 2)

November 1 – End of year (interim) reports are due (Cohort 2)

December – Pre-conference workshop and information session at the ASCILITE conference, presentation at the conference if appropriate/applicable (Cohort 2)


2024 Timeline

September / October – Call for Expressions of Interest (Cohort 3)

28th October – Closing date for applications (Cohort 3)

November

Final reports due (Cohort 2)

Applicants are informed of the outcome of their application (Cohort 3)

December

Pre-conference workshop / information session at the ASCILITE conference, presentation at the conference if appropriate/applicable (Cohort 2)

Mentor Agreements are signed and returned (Cohort 3)


Application Process

Expressions of Interest are intended for ASCILITE members who wish to become a mentee or a mentor. The application process is a competitive one and successful mentees will be matched with other mentees and mentors who have expertise in applicable areas.  Submit your application using the appropriate form below.

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 of membership types are available here.


Application Forms

The Call for Expressions of Interest in the ASCILITE Women in Academic Leadership Initiative for the 2023 – 2024 cycle is now open and will close on October 28th 2022.


Further Information

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: elaine.huber@sydney.edu.au

Professor Petrea Redmond: Petrea.Redmond@usq.edu.au

Associate Professor Chris Campbell (ASCILITE President): chris.campbell@csu.edu.au

Professor Sue Gregory: sue.gregory@une.edu.au

Institutional Members