Monash Warwick Alliance Education Exchange Scheme
Monash Warwick Alliance
Education Exchange Scheme
The Monash Warwick Alliance Education Exchange Scheme (EES) has been established to provide academic and professional staff involved in learning and teaching with the opportunity to:
- share enhanced and evidence-based practice that supports the student experience;
- develop and review innovative educational pedagogical activity;
- establish connections to leverage expertise in education across both universities;
- build or extend their international profile in education; and
- add a learning and teaching dimension to existing research collaborations.
The Monash Education Academy and the Warwick International Higher Education Academy work together in facilitating productive exchanges around targeted and innovative programs or projects.
The Program supports exchange that enable Monash staff to:
- undertake a residency at Warwick;
- invite Warwick staff to undertake a residency at Monash;
- invite colleagues from a third institution to undertake a residency at Monash, Warwick or both universities, as part of a wider program of Alliance international engagement.
Visiting Scholars will be funded up to $10,000 each. Residencies will normally be of 2-4 weeks in duration.
Activities should have clear, realistic outputs and be designed to deliver the desired outcomes of the visit. Examples may include (but are not limited to):
- Masterclasses focussing on the staff member’s areas of expertise related to education or teaching innovation;
- Activity aimed at an audience beyond the staff member’s own disciplinary background;
- Cross-university and/or cross-sector meetings to explore further collaborative opportunities with groups/individuals beyond the visiting staff member’s area;
- Engagement with the MEA and WIHEA Fellows exploring approaches to development of practice linked to Monash and Warwick’s learning strategies; or
- Activities that create, capture, develop or share learning objects.
The Scheme is open to academic and professional staff with more than 6 months remaining on their contracts at the end of the proposed visit. Applicants not meeting this requirement should contact Monash Warwick Alliance Project Team prior to submission. Teams and early career academic staff are eligible to apply. Applicants at all Monash campuses are eligible.
Up to AUD$10,000 or GBP£5,000 is available per proposal to be split across both universities.
Eligible costs include international and local travel expenses, accommodation, event organisation, publicity, co-ordination (e.g. ad-hoc administrative event support can be paid to postgraduate or postdoctoral researchers).
The following specific limits apply:
- Flights: $2,500/£1,100 per person
- Accommodation: $200/£110 per night
Travel and accommodation costs are to be booked in accordance with that university’s travel policies and procedures. Monash staff are encouraged to stay on campus when visiting Warwick. For details, please visit: https://bandb.warwick.ac.uk/
Monash Australia funding will be distributed to a nominated cost centre/fund unless otherwise negotiated with the Alliance Project Team. Monash Malaysia funding will be reimbursed by invoice to Monash Australia.
Warwick costs are to be charged to a WIHEA internal order code (not the host or sending department), which will be provided upon receipt of a copy of a quote/order confirmation. Departments will be responsible for any costs incurred over the agreed amount of funding.
The Monash Education Academy and the Warwick International Higher Education Academy can help identify potential exchange partners.
The visiting and hosting staff members are responsible for promoting the visit and activities and should contact their department for support. The MEA and WIHEA may also be able to assist in promoting university-wide events and advising on how to get the most out of your activities. The Monash Warwick Alliance Project Team may also be able to assist with the development of flyers and promotion.
Applications are assessed and awarded jointly by MEA and WIHEA on the following criteria:
- Benefit of the proposed activity to the university; including its ability to make a significant contribution to advancing teaching and learning across the universities;
- Degree of innovation and impact;
- Appropriateness of the budget and duration of the visit to the planned activities;
- Applicant’s expertise within their specific field of learning, teaching, innovation or enhancing the student experience; including evidence of previous dissemination, collaboration and/or educational leadership ability.
Application process and selection criteria
When you are ready, complete an application form which can be found on the MEA and WIHEA websites.
This program is open to all Monash University staff and applications can be submitted to either institution throughout the year Funds to successful applicants will be deposited into a nominated University account, as per cost centre and fund details provided in the application form.
Applications should be emailed to email@example.com, making sure that the following selection criteria are addressed and a budget for the proposed program of activity is provided.
Heads of Schools or Departments and or Associate Dean (Education) should comment on appropriateness of the proposed activity (including staff involved) and how it contributes to university/faculty/school/department strategies is welcomed.
Applications will be assessed on the following criteria
- Proven track record of excellence and innovation in learning and teaching;
- Ability of the proposed program to make a significant contribution to advance teaching and learning across the Monash Warwick Alliance;
- Support from both sending and hosting institutions;
- Value for money, i.e. potential impact of activity relative to funding;
- Evidence of shared benefit of other university visiting scholars to both institutions.
Applications will be jointly assessed by a panel consisting of representatives from the Monash Education Academy and the Monash Warwick Alliance in consultation with the respective Faculty’s Associate/Deputy Dean (Education) and the Warwick International Higher Education Academy.