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Bay Campus - HEA Fellowship Information Session Jan 2016

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A summary of the internal application route for HEA Fellowship (all categories)

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Bay Campus - HEA Fellowship Information Session Jan 2016

  1. 1. Swansea Application Route Information Session About the HEA, Fellowship Categories, Benefits of Fellowship Application Requirements – incl Evidence
  2. 2. The HEA - National body for enhancing learning and teaching in higher education (HE) Excellent learning and teaching guidance Responsible for the UK Professional Standards Framework (UK PSF)
  3. 3. Resources to help you to teach well Log in to book courses
  4. 4. The formal recognition of staff adhering to the principles of the United Kingdom UK Professional Standards Framework (UK PSF) Different categories of Fellowship according to length of employment in HE AND also role in leading change in others in HE within your subject area, College, within the institution or nationally
  5. 5. • Commitment to professionalism, recognising good teaching • Alignment with the United Kingdom Professional Standards Framework (UK PSF) • Portability with UK-wide relevance and desirability • Networking and further CPD opportunities • More Letters after your name! Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Descriptor 1) AFHEA Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Descriptor 2) FHEA Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Descriptor 3) SFHEA Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Descriptor 4) PFHEA
  6. 6. Fellowship substantially enhanced a promotion application The application process and the reflection it requires will provide personal benefits to you as a teacher Fellowship is embedded within the University’s strategic goals of “Research Led Learning and Inspiring Teaching”
  7. 7. What is the UK PSF? Areas of Activity Professional Values Core Knowledge
  8. 8. Fellowship Categories Principal Fellow Senior Fellow Fellow Associate Fellow
  9. 9. Fellowship Categories Associate Fellow • Understanding of Learning, Teaching & Assessment • At least 2 of the 5 Areas of Activity • A commitment to appropriate Professional Values • Appropriate Core Knowledge and understanding of at least K1 and K2 • Relevant professional practices, subject and pedagogic research and/or scholarship within the above activities • Successful engagement, where appropriate, in professional development activity related to teaching, learning and assessment responsibilities AssociateFellow Likely Staff Groups • Staff new to teaching (including those with part-time academic responsibilities) • Staff who support academic provision (eg. Learning technologists, learning developers and learning resource/library staff) • Staff who undertake demonstrator/technician roles that incorporate some teaching related responsibilities • Experienced staff in relevant professional areas who may be new to teaching and/or supporting learning, or who have a limited teaching portfolio Paraphrased from the UK PSF Category Listing
  10. 10. Fellowship Categories Fellow • Broader understanding of Learning, Teaching and Assessment Issues • Successful Engagement in all five Areas of Activity • Appropriate knowledge and understanding across all aspects of Core Knowledge • A commitment to all the Professional Values • Successful incorporation of subject and pedagogic research and/or scholarship • Successful engagement in CPD related to teaching, learning, assessment and, where appropriate, related professional Practices Fellow Likely Staff Groups • Academic staff who have been working in HE prior to the UKPSF being implemented • Experienced academics relatively new to UK higher education • Early career academics • Academic-related and/or support staff holding substantive teaching and learning responsibilities • Staff with (sometimes significant) teaching-only responsibilities including, for example, within work-based settings Paraphrased from the UK PSF Category Listing
  11. 11. Fellowship Categories Senior Fellow • Thorough understanding of LTA issues • Successful engagement in all five Areas of Activity; Appropriate knowledge and understanding across all aspects of Core Knowledge • A commitment to all the Professional Values • Successful incorporation of subject and pedagogic research and/or scholarship • Successful engagement in CPD related to teaching, learning, assessment and, where appropriate, related professional practices • Successful track record of leadership: Successful co- ordination, support, supervision, management and/or mentoring of others (whether individuals and/or teams) in relation to teaching and learning SeniorFellow Likely Staff Groups • Experienced staff able to demonstrate, impact and influence through, for example, responsibility for leading, managing or organising programmes, subjects and/or disciplinary areas • Experienced subject mentors and staff who support those new to teaching • Experienced staff with departmental and/or wider teaching and learning support advisory responsibilities within an institution Paraphrased from the UK PSF Item in bold is the key descriptor differentiating this from Fellow. Category Listing
  12. 12. Fellowship Categories Principal Fellow • Sustained record of effective strategic leadership • Active commitment to and championing of all Dimensions of the Framework • Successful, strategic leadership to enhance student learning and teaching quality in institutional, and/or (inter)national settings • Establishing effective organisational policies and/or strategies for supporting and promoting others • Championing, within institutional and/or wider settings, an integrated approach to academic practice • A sustained and successful commitment to, and engagement in, CPD PrincipalFellow Likely Staff Groups • Highly experienced and/or senior staff with wide ranging academic or academic- related strategic leadership responsibilities • Staff responsible for institutional strategic leadership and policymaking in the area of teaching and learning • Staff who have strategic impact and influence in relation to teaching and learning that extends beyond their own institution Paraphrased from the UK PSF Please note that this is not currently supported by the Swansea Application Route – requires direct application to the HEA Category Listing
  13. 13. The Swansea Application Route – Routes available Both routes available for Associate Fellow, Fellow or Senior Fellow applications. Written Application Route A Presentation Route
  14. 14. Application Deadlines Submission deadlines for 2015/16 Outcomes will be given approximately 12 weeks following submission. April July 2016/17 Mon 4/04/16 at 2 p.m. Fri 1/07/16 at 2 p.m. Dates TBC – likely mid Sep, Jan, Apr and July
  15. 15. Written Application for HEA FELLOWSHIP Reflective Elements Reflective Account (focus on the Areas of Activity and cross reference Core Knowledge and Professional Values). Leadership element for SF within. Administrative Elements Applicant Information 2 References Line Manager Signoff Applicant checklist Case Studies (for Senior Fellowship)
  16. 16. Reflective Account – Written Applications Within each of the 5 Areas of Activity sections, there must be cross referencing to the Core Knowledge and Professional Values, along with hyperlinks/references/ attached evidence where appropriate to substantiate your reflection and statements. Reflective Account Background & Teaching Philosophy Area of Activity 1 Area of Activity 2Area of Activity 3 Area of Activity 4 Area of Activity 5 Each section - 500 words +/- 10%)
  17. 17. Differences in Written Requirements All 5 Areas of Activity (3000 words) Demonstrate ALL Core Knowledge Commitment to all Professional Values Leadership to be embedded throughout Associate Fellow Fellow Senior Fellow 2 of the 5 Areas of Activity (1500 words) Minimum K1 and K2 (Core Knowledge) Commitment to all Professional Values All 5 Areas of Activity (3000 words) Demonstrate ALL Core Knowledge Commitment to all Professional Values (2 Case Studies (up to 3000 words across both) +/ 10% discretion in both the Reflective Account and Case Studies word limits Reflective Account
  18. 18. Presentation Application for HEA Fellowship Reflective Elements Areas of Activity, Core Knowledge, Professional Values Listing Leadership element for SF within. Applicant Information Line Manager Signoff Presentation Delivery Presentation Summary Case Studies (for Senior Fellowships) Administrative Elements References Applicant checklist
  19. 19. Key Differences in Presentation Requirements All 5 Areas of Activity, Core Knowledge and Professional Values (Listings) Leadership to be embedded throughout Associate Fellow Fellow Senior Fellow 2 of the 5 Areas of Activity , at least K1 and K2 (Core Knowledge), Commitment to all Professional Values (Listings) All 5 Areas of Activity, Core Knowledge and Professional Values (Listings) (2 Case Studies (up to 3000 words across both) with +/- 10% allowance Presentation Duration: 45 minutes. Presentation Duration: 30 minutes. Presentation Duration: 20 minutes. Plus 10 mins for questions from assessors
  20. 20. Which varies by category of fellowship The Assessment Criteria – UK PSF Requirements Knowledge and understanding of LTA issues Areas of Activity Core Knowledge Professional Values Reference to pedagogical literature CPD Leadership – for Senior Fellows
  21. 21. Which varies by category of fellowship The Assessment Criteria – General Principles Student- centredness Format of Submission - first person and enthusiasm Influence and Reflection – Not description Evidenced
  22. 22. Putting your Application together Materials/Inputs • Understanding of the UK PSF • Decisions on Fellowship category, timeframe • Evidence of your experience and reflection - referees • Your application in Pebble+ (Word-based versions available for you to undertake initial drafting) Ongoing Support • Other Fellows • Mentor Support • Reminders from SALT about support and deadlines • Videos and resources Support Sessions • Developing your Application • Writing Reflectively • Case studies and Leadership • Using Pebble+
  23. 23. Some Key Challenges Time Writing Reflectively
  24. 24. Some more Key Challenges Using Pebble+ Knowledge References and Line Manager Sign-off
  25. 25. What kinds of evidence? • Excerpts from module feedback/peer review forms, with selected examples uploaded • Links to videos, websites if you’ve presented at conferences, the modules taught (NOT BB direct though!) • Powerpoints, photos, reference to specific lecture materials exemplifying the UK PSF dimensions, posters • Relevant emails from staff/students • Links to reviews of your books/practice TIP: See “Indicative Activities” on our Website
  26. 26. Scrutiny according to the Assessment Criteria Recommendations will be one of the following 3 options: Proceed Clarify Return Fellowship granted Revise/add evidence to application and re-submit Major revisions and/or gain/demonstrate evidence
  27. 27. Next Steps - In a Nutshell Discuss • With line manager • With other Fellows Decide • Category of Fellowship • Route • Deadline Tell Me • Pebble+ access • advice and guidance • Sessions you can attend
  28. 28. Putting together your application – Videos – for guidance – Assessment Criteria – Strengths and Weaknesses – Mentor support – Support Sessions – Use Word application template BUT transfer to Pebble+ – Evidence gathering – Referees and Line Manager sign-off Image Source: Province of BC: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bcgovphotos/7030374937/ in/photostream/
  29. 29. Support sessions on the Bay Campus Developing your Application Writing Reflectively Date Time Room 22 January 1-2.30 p.m. GH-011 Date Time Room 18 January 1-3 p.m. GH-011 22 January 10- 12 noon GH-011 10 Feb 2-4 p.m. SOM 108 Pebble+ Date Time Room 10 Feb 12 – 1 p.m. PC Room 2 Bay Library 16 March 2 – 3 p.m. PC Room 2 Bay Library Case Studies and Leadership Date Time Room 10 February 5-7 p.m SOM 108 9 March 2-4 p.m. SOM 108
  30. 30. More information? See the SALT website: https://salt.swan.ac.uk/about-the-hea-and- ukpsf/ Also specifically SALT TV https://salt.swan.ac.uk/salt-tv/ Search for “HEA Fellowship Vicky Davies” – there are 2 videos there explaining the difference in categories, especially D3 and the Strengths and Weaknesses
  31. 31. Questions and/or issues

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