The Global Partnerships for Academic Teaching Excellence program, led by Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) Professor Abby Cathcart, is a teaching and learning collaboration between Queensland and Chinese universities. The program saw 10 Queensland universities work together to promote quality teaching and learning internationally. More than 180 academic staff from 49 separate Chinese Universities participated in three showcases of innovative university teaching practice, presented by award-winning academics from Queensland universities.
Following workshops in Hong Kong, Chengdu and Shanghai Chinese academics were mentored by Queensland academics as they developed applications for HEA Fellowship and more than 50 have now achieved recognition. The program has created new communities of practice between Chinese and Queensland academics, and highlighted the benefits of HEA Fellowship in benchmarking teaching quality and rewarding those leading, delivering and supporting teaching. The program was co-funded by QUT, the Higher Education Academy, and with the support of Queensland Government’s International Education and Training Partnership Fund, managed by the International Education and Training Unit within Trade and Investment Queensland.