Educational Fellowship Scheme Western Sydney Access Partner, Higher

Educational Fellowship Scheme Western Sydney Access Partner, Higher

Educational Fellowship Scheme Western Sydney Access Partner, Higher Education Why apply? 1. To formalise an opportunity to reflect on your L&T practice 2. To receive external peer review of your teaching against an international set of standards 3. To add to the suite of evidence about your teaching and students learning 4. To integrate the range of evidence you already have about your teaching, curriculum innovations, and your students learning 5. To support your teaching case for promotion 6. To join an international community of scholarly teachers (HEA Fellows around the world) General information For both academic and professional staff Invites you to shape a case about your L&T practice against a set of standards (the UK Professional Standards Framework) Not for elite university teachers/those breaking boundaries; it is intended to recognise everyday teaching and learning support practices The four categories of Fellowship recognise different engagements with L&T: from learning support (curriculum advisors, course quality officers, library support etc.), sessionals and classroom teaching, unit coordination and DAP roles, to strategic leadership of

Category Details of application Associate Fellowship (AFHEA) 1,400 word written application: Account of Professional Practice (reflective account across two Areas of Activity to meet Descriptor 1 UKPSF) Supporting statements from two referees Fellowship (FHEA) 3,000 word written application: Account of Professional Practice (reflective account across all five Areas of Activity to meet Descriptor 2 UKPSF) Supporting statements from two referees Senior Fellowship (SFHEA) 6,000 word written application: Account of Professional Practice (organised to meet Descriptor 3 UKPSF) comprising: - reflective of your practice

- two case studies outlining your contribution to L&T in HE Supporting statements from two referees Principal Fellowship (PHEA) Suggested 7,000 word written application addressing: a record of educational impact a reflective account of practice three advocate statements UK Professional Standards Framework Core Knowledge (K) K1: The subject material K2: Appropriate methods for teaching, learning and assessing in the subject area and at the level of the academic program K3: How students learn, both generally and within their subject/disciplinary areas K4: The use and value of appropriate learning technologies K5: Methods for evaluating the effectiveness of teaching

K6: The implications of quality assurance and Areas of Activity (A) A1: Design and plan learning activities and/or programs of study A2: Teach and/or support learning A3: Assess and give feedback to learners A4: Develop effective learning environments and approaches to student support A5: Engage in continuing prof development in subjects/disciplines and their pedagogy, incorporating research, scholarship and the evaluation of professional Professional Values (V) V1: Respect individual learners and diverse learning communities V2: Promote participation in higher education and equality for learners

V3: Use evidenceinformed approaches and the outcomes from research, scholarship and continuing professional development V4: Acknowledge the wider context which HE operates recognizing the implications for professional practice Descriptors Descriptor 1 Associate Fellow Successful engagement with at least two of the five Areas of Activity Successful engagement in appropriate teaching and practices related to these Areas of Activity Appropriate Core Knowledge and understanding of at least K1 and K2 A commitment to appropriate

Professional Values in facilitating others learning Relevant professional practices, subject and pedagogic research and/or scholarship within the above Descriptor 2 Fellow Successful engagement across all five Areas of Activity Appropriate knowledge and understanding across all aspects of Core Knowledge A commitment to all Professional Values Successful engagement in appropriate teaching practices related to the Areas of Activity Successful incorporation of subject and pedagogical research and/or scholarship within the above activities, as

part of an integrated approach to academic practice Successful engagement in Descriptor 3 Senior Fellow Successful engagement across all five Areas of Activity Appropriate knowledge and understanding across all aspects of Core Knowledge A commitment to all Professional Values Successful engagement in appropriate teaching practices related to the Areas of Activity Successful incorporation of subject and pedagogical research and/or scholarship within the above activities, as part of an integrated approach to academic practice Successful engagement in continuing PD in relation

to L&T and assessment and, where appropriate, related professional practices Descriptor 4 Principal Fellow Active commitment to and championing of all Dimensions of the Framework, through work with students and staff, and in institutional developments Successful strategic leadership to enhance student learning, with a particular, but not necessarily exclusive focus on enhancing teaching quality in institutional, and or inter(national) settings Establishing effective organisational policies and/or strategies for supporting and promoting others (eg, through mentoring, coaching in delivering high quality teaching and support for student learning Championing, within institutional and/or wider settings, an integrated

approach to academic practice (incorporating for eg, teaching, learning, research, scholarship, administration) Descriptor 1: Associate Fellow Successful engagement with at least two of the five Areas of Activity Successful engagement in appropriate teaching and practices related to these Areas of Activity Appropriate Core Knowledge and understanding of at least K1 and K2 A commitment to appropriate Professional Values in facilitating others learning Relevant professional practices, subject and pedagogic research and/or scholarship within the above activities Successful engagement, Who? Early career researchers with some teaching responsibilities (e.g. PhD

students, post-docs) Staff new to teaching (including parttime) Staff who support academic provision (eg learning technologists, learning advisors, library staff) Staff who undertake demonstrator / technician roles that incorporate some teaching responsibilities Experienced staff in relevant professional areas who may be new to teaching/ or supporting learning, or with a limited Descriptor 2: Fellow Successful engagement across all five Areas of Activity Appropriate knowledge and understanding across all aspects of Core Knowledge A commitment to all Professional Values Successful engagement in appropriate teaching practices related to the Areas of Activity Successful incorporation of subject and pedagogical research and/or scholarship within the above activities, as part of an integrated approach to academic practice Successful engagement in

continuing PD in relation to L&T and assessment and, where appropriate, related professional practices Who? Early career academics Academic-related / support staff holding substantive teaching and learning responsibilities Experienced academics relatively new to HE Staff with (sometimes significant) teaching-only responsibilities (e.g. within work-based settings) Descriptor 3: Senior Fellow Successful engagement across all five Areas of Activity Appropriate knowledge and understanding across all aspects of Core Knowledge A commitment to all Professional Values Successful engagement in appropriate teaching practices related to the Areas of Activity Successful incorporation of subject and pedagogical research and/or scholarship within the

above activities, as part of an integrated approach to academic practice Successful engagement in continuing PD in relation to L&T and assessment and, where appropriate, related professional practices Successful coordination, support, supervision, management and/or Who? Experienced staff able to demonstrate impact and influence e.g. responsibility for leading, managing or organising programs, subjects or disciplinary areas Experienced subject mentors and staff who support those new to teaching Experienced staff with departmental/ or wider teaching and learning support advisory responsibilities within an institution Descriptor 4: Principal Fellow Active commitment to and championing of all Dimensions of the Framework, through work with students and staff, and in institutional developments Successful strategic leadership to

enhance student learning, with a particular, but not necessarily exclusive focus on enhancing teaching quality in institutional, and or inter(national) settings Establishing effective organisational policies and/or strategies for supporting and promoting others (eg, through mentoring, coaching in delivering high quality teaching and support for student learning Championing, within institutional and/or wider settings, an integrated approach to academic practice (incorporating for eg, teaching, learning, research, scholarship, administration) A sustained and successful Who? Highly experienced and/or senior staff with wide-ranging academic or academicrelated strategic leadership responsibilities in connection with key aspects of teaching and supporting learning Staff responsible for institutional strategic leadership and policy making in the area of L&T Staff who have strategic impact and influence in relation to L&T that extends

beyond their own institution To apply you will need to: 1. Read the paperwork to decide the category of Fellowship that you can make the best against: UK Professional Standards Framework (including Descriptors) Guidance notes for the appropriate Fellowship level Guidance notes for Referees Look at exemplars 2. Register (free) with My Academy https://my.heacademy.ac.uk/ 3. Craft your application, get feedback from colleagues, and organise your written references 4. Submit your Fellowship application (+references/statements) via My Academy and pay the fee (1/2 price for WSU staff until July 2018) for assessment 5. Wait for external assessment from an HEA accreditor 6. Celebrate!!!! Application fees (at 1/2 price for Western staff until July 2018) Associate Fellow 100 (approx. $170 AUD) Fellow 200 (approx. $340 AUD) Senior Fellow 300 (approx. $510 AUD)

Principal Fellow 500 (approx. $845 AUD) Schools may wish to offer the Scheme as part of their suite of professional learning opportunities for academic and professional staff. Individuals at Western can apply themselves. Visit these websites Educational Fellowship Scheme WS http://www.goo.gl/zpnFdD All relevant documentation for Western staff in one place at Google Drive Folder (open) http://bit.ly/2yZ93Lp Higher Education Academy https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ Contact Dr Tai Peseta, Senior Lecturer, Learning Transformations Team [email protected] or ext. 7046 A/Professor Michael Sankey, Director, Learning Transformations Team [email protected] or ext. 7178

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