Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

ASCILITE’s Inaugural Women in Academic Leadership Initiative (2021 – 2022)

Call for Expressions of Interest

Applications for the inaugural ASCILITE Women in Academic Leadership Initiative (2021 – 2022) are now being accepted via Expressions of Interest due by 1 March 2021. 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 the application forms. Also below is a video recording of an information session that discussed the initiative on 19 February 2021.


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.

2021 Timeline

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


2022 Timeline

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


Application Process

Expressions of Interest are invited from ASCILITE members who wish to become a mentee or a mentor. This is a competitive process 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.)


Application Forms

The Call for Expressions of Interest in the ASCILITE Women in Academic Leadership Initiative (2021 – 2022) is now open. The closing date for applications is 1 March 2021.


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

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

Dr Chris Campbell (ASCILITE President): chris.campbell@griffith.edu.au

Professor Sue Gregory (ASCILITE Vice-President): sue.gregory@une.edu.au

Institutional Members