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INTRODUCTION

The Curtin Academy Mentoring Scheme (CAMS) is coordinated through the Office of the Curtin Academy and its CAMS team. They are responsible for managing the delivery of the two mentoring schemes, The Curtin Academy Mentoring Network (CAMN) and the Curtin Academy Mentoring Circle (CAMC). 

Curtin Academy Mentoring Network (CAMN)

The focus of this network is to assist academic staff to build their profile in teaching and learning nationally and internationally by developing new and exciting contributions to teaching and learning. As a result, the CAMN is a competitive mentorship program where eligible staff must apply via an expression of interest to receive this support. Academics at all levels – (teaching only and teaching and research roles) are encouraged to apply but must provide evidence that they are working on developing, or further enhancing, their national and international teaching and learning profile through innovation, leadership and the scholarship of learning and teaching.  This national and international focus is consistent with the guidelines in the current Curtin University Academic Capability Framework, particularly at the Senior Lecturer level and above.

Application for CAMN 

Academic Staff from any Curtin campus may apply and the number of mentees accepted will be limited to the Curtin Academy’s capacity to provide this mentorship. On successful completion of the one year program, the Curtin Academy will issue a certificate which mentees can use for their teaching and learning portfolio. Applicants interested in the CAMN should submit an expression of interest (EOI) and, if they wish to, include an endorsement from their Head of School or equivalent. This endorsement from their Head of School can be attached to their EOI in the form of a statement or letter. Endorsement from your Head of School, however, is not mandatory to participate in the mentoring scheme. This application can be submitted at any time.  

 

See resources tab for the application form. All applications should be sent to the following email curtinacademy@curtin.edu.au with a subject header – CAMN Application.
 

See resources for further information or contact curtinacademy@curtin.edu.au for further information

 

Curtin Academy Mentorship Circle (CAMC)​

The focus of the CAMC is to support and advance teaching and learning initiatives and innovations across the OneCurtin campus community.  These initiatives and innovations should be important to the advancement of strategic teaching and learning priorities for Curtin University which is outlined in the current enabling plan.

https://planning.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/restricted/2017_2020EnablingPlanV02.pdf

A Curtin Academy Fellow leads the CAMC and the focus will be a teaching and learning concept or strategy that is important to contributing knowledge to the field.  Once this focus is determined, a notification will be sent to academic staff at each OneCurtin Campus.  Each CAMC runs for 15 weeks (one 2 – 3-hour meeting every 3 weeks for a total of 5 meetings. The 3-week separation between meetings enables participants to work through their ideas.

The skill mix of the CA Fellows, workloads, and priorities of the university and academic staff will dictate how many mentorship circles might be running throughout the year. 
 

Application

Any OneCurtin Staff member (teaching only academic and teaching and research academic) may register to participate in the circle as they will be WEBEX enabled.  Applicants should express an interest to join the CAMC by providing a short expression of interest noting how the circle would benefit their learning and teaching initiatives.
 
The application should be sent to the following email curtinacademy@curtin.edu.au with a subject header – CAMC Application. Certificates would be awarded for their portfolios and participation.  Applicants are welcome to attach a letter of support/endorsement from their Head of School or equivalent. However, this is not a requirement for applying to the mentoring circle.

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