The Academy of Education Excellence (AEE) fellowship scheme is currently under development to foster teaching excellence at HKUST. Once the AEE is fully functional, faculty members with evidence of an excellent teaching track record can apply to become a Junior Fellow, Fellow, or Senior Fellow of the AEE. More information on how to apply for the scheme will be announced by CEI at a later date.
What level of recognition is right for me?
Faculty members who have demonstrated potential for teaching excellence, such as by receiving positive student evaluations, implementing innovative teaching practices, or participating in teaching development initiatives.
Faculty members who have consistently demonstrated exceptional teaching skills and have made significant contributions to the AEE, such as presenting at conferences or publishing articles on teaching and learning.
Faculty members who have consistently demonstrated exceptional teaching skills and have made significant contributions to the AEE, such as serving as mentors for junior colleagues or leading initiatives to promote good teaching practices at HKUST.
How does the scheme work?
To be effective and have an impact, the AEE should be integrated into HKUST’s wider systems as much as possible, such as Departmental KPIs, Merit Salary Review (MSR) and other performance reviews, Faculty Online Reporting System (FORS), professional development through CEI, and teaching awards.
The key goal of the AEE is to holistically improve teaching and learning at HKUST. Hence, knowledge transfer and workflow need to formally occur across different university levels with mechanisms that encourage and recognize scholarly activities and innovative teaching. This can be done in several ways:
In addition, earning micro-credentials will be a key component for faculty members to become an AEE Fellow. By completing courses offered by CEI, faculty members can earn micro-credentials in the form of online badges.