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An outline of individual benefits to gaining UKPSF recognition via the Newcastle University UKPSF CPD Scheme.

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  1. 1. UKPSF What’s in it for you? (and what is it?) Sarah Chesney FHEA ukpsf@ncl.ac.uk @ukpsfcpd
  2. 2. Your perspective…. What is the UKPSF? How many of you know what UKPSF stands for? How many of you are familiar with the HEA?
  3. 3. An overview…. What is it? UK Professional Standards Framework Nationally recognised set of standards for those teaching in UK HE. Newcastle University’s Scheme is Higher Education Academy Accredited Main components are Descriptors e.g. Associate Fellow of HEA, or Fellow of the HEA. Dimensions of practice that outline Areas of Activity, Core Knowledge & Professional Values that an HE teacher should embrace
  4. 4. Your perspective if you are staff…. Lecturers should hold an appropriate teaching qualification 1. Yes, it should be compulsory 2. Yes, it should be encouraged but not compulsory 3. No, being a subject expert is enough
  5. 5. Your perspective if you are a student …. Lecturers should hold an appropriate teaching qualification 1. Yes, it should be compulsory 2. Yes, it should be encouraged but not compulsory 3. No, being a subject expert is enough
  6. 6. Newcastle University’s approach…. UKPSF CPD Scheme University wide HEA accredited scheme that suit a range of staff – open to all who ‘enhance the student experience’ 1. Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practice 2. Certificate in Clinical Education 3. Newly accredited non-programme route
  7. 7. What are the benefits…. Benefits of gaining recognition There are benefits • For you • For Newcastle University • For the students
  8. 8. What are the benefits…. Benefits of gaining recognition Process: Enhance the student experience by gathering evidence from feedback, CPD activities
  9. 9. What are the benefits…. Benefits of gaining recognition Process : Reflect on your practice through peer observation/engaging with literature
  10. 10. What are the benefits…. Benefits of gaining recognition Process : Mentor – either a PSA (non-programme route) or an FPLO (CASAP) Community – peers who are following same pathways
  11. 11. What are the benefits…. Benefits of gaining recognition Product : Portable qualification – starting to be recognised in desirable criteria
  12. 12. What are the benefits…. Benefits of gaining recognition Product : Permitted to have post-nominal letters Associate Fellow - AFHEA Fellow - FHEA Senior Fellow - SFHEA Principal Fellow - PFHEA
  13. 13. What are the benefits…. Benefits of gaining recognition Product : Promotion UKPSF CPD Scheme is being embedded in the Newcastle University’s promotions documentation
  14. 14. Next steps…. Email ukpsf@ncl.ac.uk What route is best for you? What time do you have available? Are you already working at Fellow level & just want recognition? Are you interested in one of the mentor roles? If so you need to be applying for Senior Fellow.
  15. 15. Your perspective if you are staff…. Lecturers should hold an appropriate teaching qualification 1. Yes, it should be compulsory 2. Yes, it should be encouraged but not compulsory 3. No, being a subject expert is enough
  16. 16. Your perspective if you are a student rep…. Lecturers should hold an appropriate teaching qualification 1. Yes, it should be compulsory 2. Yes, it should be encouraged but not compulsory 3. No, being a subject expert is enough
  17. 17. Next steps…. Email ukpsf@ncl.ac.uk Are you going to enquire? If so email us. Follow us on Twitter if you just want to keep track of upcoming events. @ukpsfcpd
  18. 18. UKPSF What’s in it for you? Now you know! Thank you.

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