Session 6 professional recognition of the hea march_2013

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This session explores how individuals can be professionally recognised for their work in higher education as teachers and supporters of learning, resulting in being rewarding the status as a …

This session explores how individuals can be professionally recognised for their work in higher education as teachers and supporters of learning, resulting in being rewarding the status as a Associate, Fellow, Senior and/or Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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  • Account of Professional Practice Synoptic approach Reflective narrativeTwo case studies of professional practice © 6k words Two referees + confirming institutional signatoryAssessed by 2 accreditors appointed from the sector
  • Account of professional practice (APP) = approx 6-7k in total though quality more important than quality and could be much shorterRecord of educational impact = list of examples of impactReflective account of practice = main part of APPThree advocate statements + confirming institutional signatoryAssessed by panel of three accreditors
  • Claim – application is a claim – not an assignment. + authenticity is crucial Engagement = all based on examples of practice – not just theoretical Reflection = using the Framework dimensions to explore the how and why of your practice Alignment = demonstrating that your practice is aligned with the principles of the FrameworkCommitment = continuing commitment to the value and quality of t & l – both your own and if appropriate others CPD – evidence based, and where appropriate scholarlyQuality = more important that quantity – word count is only a guidelineCurrency = need to demonstrate relevance – no absolute rule on this – the sooner the better
  • Divide into groups based on category you are interested inIdentify and share your own engagements with teaching and learning , both current and in the past–Generate a list of typical kinds of engagement with T & L What are the parameters of engagement? I.e. How can each engagement be described? E.g. who with, how many? What type? How long for? What proportion of work time? Which category of Fellowship? (see guidelines for each category)

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  • 1. The Professional Standards Framework andProfessional Recognition of the HigherEducation Academy
  • 2. 2Session OutlineExplore your interestsand expectations ofthe PSFProvide opportunitiesfor you to interpret andengage with the PSFRaise your awarenessof ProfessionalRecognition of theHigher EducationAcademy (HEA)Explore evidencerequirements andexpectations for beingrecognised at differentcategories
  • 3. • RECOGNITION applies to an individual whois seeking to become an Associate Fellow(D1), Fellow (D2) , Senior Fellow (D3) orPrincipal Fellow (D4) of the HEA.Recognition3Recognition is attained either through directapplication via the Individual Recognition route orby completing an accredited programme or routethrough an accredited scheme. The term alwaysapplies to an individual or group of individuals andnever to a programme or scheme.
  • 4. The Academy recognises staff against the PSF in twoways:1. Applying on the basis of experience:• HEA – offers recognition against each of theDescriptors as AF, F, SF and PF. Application processavailable –http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/professional-recognition• submission of an evidence based on account ofpractice, supported by referees oradvocates, assessed by peer accreditors – more detailon this later2. Through successful completion of an accredited 4Professional Recognition of the HEA
  • 5. Benefits ofRecognition (shortguide)5
  • 6. 6Individuals recognised against PSFat the end of December 2012Total numberrecognised – 39,264Associate Fellows –5,019Fellows – 34,092Senior Fellows - 134Principal Fellows - 19Approximately 20% ofUK Academics recognisedagainst PSF at the end ofDecember 2012
  • 7. 7Recognition – routes total (Dec 12)Recognition route(individual experience)Accredited Provision74%51%43%Fellows34,093Associate Fellows5,019Senior Fellows134Principal Fellows1957%43%9%91%Approximately 20% ofUK Academics recognisedagainst PSF at the end ofDecember 201226%
  • 8. Production of an Account of Professional Practice8Associate Fellow andFellowAnalytic approachStructured round Areas of ActivityCore Knowledge and Professional Values -explicit1400 words for Associate Fellow (2 Areas ofActivity)3000 words for Fellow (all dimensions)Two referees + confirming institutional signatoryAssessed by two Accreditors
  • 9. Account of Professional Practice9Senior FellowSynoptic approachA reflective commentary on your education roles andexperienceTwo case studies outlining contributions you have madeto learning and teaching in HE© 6k wordsTwo referees + confirming institutional signatoryAssessed by three accreditors
  • 10. Account of professional practice10Principal FellowSynoptic approachRecord of educational impactReflective account of practice © 5 – 7kThree advocate statementsConfirming institutional signatoryAssessed by panel of three accreditors
  • 11. • Claim• Personal• Engagement• Reflection• Alignment• Commitment• Evidence based• Quality• Currency• Sufficiency11Key principles for allapplicants
  • 12. Strengths and weaknessesofrecognition applications12
  • 13. An example application13
  • 14. • Individually assess the application• Compare judgements with anothercolleague• Reach agreement• Record decision on flip chart• Feedback in plenary14Activity: Assessing Fellowshipapplications
  • 15. • Identify and share your own engagements withteaching and learning, both current and in thepast• Generate a list of typical kinds of engagementwith teaching and learning in HE context• Think about how these activities might maponto the descriptors and how you might presentthese via a reflective narrative for theappropriate category of recognition15Activity: Engagement with own Recognition
  • 16. To find out more About the Frameworkhttp://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ukpsf About Professional Recognitionhttp://www.heacademy.ac.uk/professional-recognition About Accreditationhttp://www.heacademy.ac.uk/accreditation16