CeLT Ambassadors Programme

Work with CeLT to shape the learning and teaching environment through a project of your choosing.

The Centre for Learning and Teaching (CeLT) Ambassadors Programme is designed to give academic staff the opportunity to contribute to shaping the learning and teaching environment at Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki | Lincoln University through a project of their choosing. Projects should provide opportunities to share knowledge, experience, and innovation. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributing to Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations and the University’s Māori Plan
  • Creating inclusive and accessible learning and teaching environments (in line with the Disability Action Plan)
  • Mentoring new teaching staff
  • Embedding sustainability into learning and teaching
  • Embedding Living Laboratory projects into learning and teaching
  • Promoting innovative teaching practices (e.g. educational technology, open education, Artificial Intelligence)
  • Increasing the usage of blended and flipped course delivery
  • Research related to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Establishing communities of practice (e.g. Teaching and Learning Circles)
  • Supporting Akoraka | Learn usage (e.g. a specific activity such as the Workshop activity)

Ambassadors will be supported by, and work closely with, CeLT staff and will be expected to meet with both CeLT staff and other Ambassadors regularly. Work undertaken will contribute to ‘Service, Leadership and Engagement’ for the purposes of the PD&A and Promotion processes. It is expected that Ambassadors will undertake the role in a capacity equivalent to 0.05 – 0.20 FTE (2 – 7.5 hours per week) for a duration of 12-24 months. The time commitment will depend on the chosen project and other workload commitments, and is likely to vary throughout the academic year.

In addition, participants are also expected to be Ambassadors of CeLT, helping with outreach of CeLT services and generating goodwill amongst colleagues.

Ambassadors will receive a certificate, formal letter of recognition, and be acknowledged in any deliverables. Deliverables will vary depending on the project, but may include:

  • Workshop
  • Teaching Tip
  • Checklist and Tip Sheet
  • Video
  • Other resources to support teaching
  • Research publication
  • Sharing of experience as an Ambassador

Academic staff interested in applying for the CeLT Ambassadors Programme should submit an online application that outlines the proposed project including goals, benefits, time commitment and expected deliverables. Endorsement of involvement in the CeLT Ambassadors Programme is also required from a member of the Faculty/AP&P leadership team (e.g. HoD/HoS, Associate Dean (Academic) or Faculty Dean) through the completion of the online endorsement.

All academic staff are encouraged to apply. Ambassadors will be selected based on the quality and strategic fit of the proposed project to CeLT and the University, the expected time commitment, the expected deliverables, and representation across the University. Applications close at 4.30 pm on February 28, 2024. Applicants will be informed of the outcome no later than two weeks after applications close.

For more information or to discuss your application, please contact the CeLT Manager, Tracy-Anne De Silva at

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