CLeaR Fellowships

CLeaR Fellows form a multi-disciplinary community of practice dedicated to developing and disseminating effective teaching strategies.

The CLeaR Fellowships brings together up to nine academic or professional staff members (one from each faculty, one from Libraries and Learning Services and/or one from central services) who are allocated up to a 0.2 FTE time release over a 12 month period. CLeaR Fellows develop and disseminate effective teaching strategies around a key university learning and teaching priority.

Current and previous cohorts

View a full list of CLeaR Fellows and their annual Fellowship themes. 

Programme aims

  • Proactively acknowledge teaching and learning leadership and development within the University.
  • Improve teaching, learning and assessment practices aligned to the University's strategic priorities.
  • Facilitate inclusive teaching.
  • Support the growth and dissemination of internationally significant teaching and learning developments.

Achievements during the year will be disseminated through various showcases, and as a collection of teaching cases in print and digital format. The broad aim is to inform and encourage colleagues to try out innovative methods. Publication in international Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) journals offers an opportunity to share the local experience beyond the institution.

Theme for 2020

The 2020 Fellowship theme is Designing for Learning, with a focus on empowering University of Auckland staff to design transformative learning opportunities that are innovative, active/experiential and culturally sustaining and that bridge face-to-face and online learning environments. Priority will be given to applicants who have already shown academic leadership in this area and whose course or curriculum design projects are likely to have a Faculty- or University-wide impact. Applicants may focus on the integration of one or more design sub-themes across a range of courses within a programme, School or Faculty, for example,

Designing for:

  • equity
  • inclusiveness
  • engagement
  • motivation
  • creativity
  • flexibility
  • academic literacy
  • cultural awareness
  • graduate attributes
  • employability
  • personal growth
  • face-to-face, online and blended learning
  • collaborative learning
  • meaningful assessment

Alternatively, they may wish to focus on the holistic redesign of a particular course or programme. CLeaR can provide support for this process via the Course Design Catalyst, which provides individuals and course teams with a structured opportunity to work together in an intensive course design workshop.

How to apply

Eligible applicants will hold a full time teaching position at the University of Auckland. Aspiring Fellows may self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague. CLeaR will collate applications and consult with the dean, associate dean or their nominee from each faculty to make a recommendation to the selection committee. Heads of department will be required to sign a statement of support for successful applicants.

Successful applications will demonstrate alignment with:

  • The Fellowship theme for the year.
  • The aims of the programme outlined above.
  • The University's Learning and Teaching Plan and Strategic Plan.

Applications for 2020 closed on 31st May 2019.

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Contact us

For more information about our Fellowship Programme, please contact:

Zoë Pollard
Academic Programmes Admin
Phone: +64 9 923 8356