One of QCIF’s casual training instructors has become an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).
Thuy (Rosie) Pham, a PhD student, sessional academic, tutor and research assistant at QUT’s School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations, joined QCIF’s team of casual training instructors this year.
“Becoming an AFHEA improves my confidence in teaching and supporting learning in higher education,” said Rosie. “It was also a great opportunity to reflect on my practice to figure out the strengths and weaknesses for future development.”
In its feedback letter to Rosie, the QUT Academy of Learning and Teaching review panel, which endorsed her AFHEA recognition, said: “You are clearly an educator who cares deeply about your learners’ engagement and success.”
QCIF Skills Development Manager Dr Mark Crowe said: “Although Rosie has only been helping with our workshops for a couple of months, she is already highly regarded by trainees and instructors alike.”
Rosie has assisted QCIF’s statistics, R and SPSS workshops.
QCIF has a team of casual training instructors who help deliver our program of workshops that aim to upskill researchers in digital techniques.
QCIF is seeking more casual training instructors for 2021 who are enthusiastic about helping researchers learn new skills (see our separate article about this.)
The Higher Education Academy was a British professional membership scheme promoting excellence in higher education and is now called Advance HE. Fellowship demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education.