Presentation on theme: "Sheffield Hallam University CPD Scheme: "Realising our Potential""— Presentation transcript:
1Sheffield Hallam University CPD Scheme: "Realising our Potential" Dr Sally BradleyInnovation and Professional Development TeamSheffield Hallam is one of the UK's largest Universities, with around 35,500 students and 4,360 staff.More than 1300 academic staff and 600 associate lecturers4 FacultiesDevelopment and Society with more than 14k studentsHealth and WellbeingSheffield Business SchoolArts, Computing, Engineering and SciencesEach Faculty is divided into DepartmentsMy role is in a Central Directorate, Student and Learning Services with more than 500 staff. I’m based in the Portfolio titled Quality Enhancement and Student Success – which includes Student Experience Team, Technology Enhanced Learning, Careers, and student support.Within Innovation and Professional Development, we have the Head of Innovation and Professional Development – Andrew Middleton who some of you will know through his work on audio feedbackREFable researcher Dr Manny Madriaga – specialism is inclusive practice relating to students with disabilitiesCPD Manager – Jackie CawkwellAnd myself
2Established “new staff ” courses: BackgroundEstablished “new staff ” courses:Developing Educational Practice module - MSc Health Care Education (NMC recognised) , based in Faculty of Health and WellbeingModule 1 of the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, based in Dept. of EducationUK PSF Descriptor 1Completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, based in Dept. of EducationUK PSF Descriptor 2We have had for as many years as I can remember an accredited PGCert previously accredited by ILTHENursing course has always been separate to the new staff course and is taught by HWB staffNote: Our new staff course was not mandatory, rather it was seen as good practice. So there were pockets of staff who never got the opportunity to participate for a variety of reasons…Full cost courseRecruited to teach, no time to take half a day a week out of a full yearNursing course mandatoryStaff weren’t encouraged to become FHEA. When I started in we have bout 100
3Existing Professional Development Policy and Framework Many iterations of the policy but implementation lacked enthusiasm, drive and purpose until …..November 2009Professional Standards in Teaching and Learning: an integrated approach to appraisal, professional development and peer supported reviewMay 2010Professional Development Policy and FrameworkNow Liz will back me up on this, we had many iterations of the policy and framework, for one round Liz was involved as our external adviserUntil November 2009Professional Standards in Teaching and Learning: an integrated approach to appraisal, professional development and peer supported reviewMay 2010Professional Development Policy and FrameworkBut again where was the move from policy into implementation, what value was there for staff to be involvedPractice supported by:Practitioner led seminar and guest speaker programme - mapped since 2006Peer Supported Review - staff encouraged to gain FHEARevised appraisal scheme - 95% academic had had an appraisal at the time of the auditNon accredited Associate Lecturer course - open to ALs and Graduate Teaching Assistants - predominantly PhD studentsInspirational Teaching Awards introduced in
4Parallel activities Research into Associate Lecturer development needs JISC HEAT3 funding to develop disability awareness raising for Associate LecturesResearch into new staff development needs which lead to the creation of Learning, Teaching and Assessment orientation for new academic staff - SEDA GrantIntroduction of Student Nominated Inspirational Teacher Awards and Inspirational Research Supervisor Awards
5Existing CPD Activities Practitioner led seminar and guest speaker programme plus Faculty based activitiesPeer Supported Review (PSR)Non accredited Associate Lecturer courseResearch Supervisors courseResearch Examiners courseeLearning sessionsHeadstart………..plus regular FHEA workshopsPractice supported by:Practitioner led seminar and guest speaker programme - mapped since 2006Peer Supported Review - staff encouraged to gain FHEARevised appraisal scheme - 95% academic had had an appraisal at the time of the auditNon accredited Associate Lecturer course - open to ALs and Graduate Teaching Assistants - predominantly PhD studentsRegular FHEA workshops… I have been running these since We had 100 including myself which I joined the team in PGCerts didn’t see the value, they had the qualification, misunderstanding about paying £50 … on costs??So had a target of increase to 25% of teaching staff – we have 1300 academics and 600 ALs
6So what changed? Government agenda and Browne review New PVC for Student Experience and Learning and TeachingGovernment agenda and Browne reviewNSS results .. Scores staying the same whilst competitors were moving upResearch and Scholarship discussion paperPSR reinvigoratedAnd a refreshed Corporate Plan with a target for professionally recognised academics
7Research and Scholarship PV 3: Use evidenced informed approaches and the outcomes from research, scholarship and CPDEmphasis in the FHEA Workshops and PSR regarding research and scholarship in learning and teachingHigher Education Research and Scholarship Group- Action Research conferenceRegular “Getting started: Writing for publication” workshopsIntroduction of Student Engagement and Experience Journal
8Realising our Potential: HEA Accredited CPD Scheme AppraisalCPD ActivitiesRealising our Potential: HEA Accredited CPD SchemePSRResearch and ScholarshipHEA recognition
9HEA Accredited CPD Scheme: includes Internal Accreditation of AFHEA and FHEA Reflective accountWrittenPresentationAudioAnnotated CPD recordPlus 2 references(Based on UEL scheme)
10Annotated CPD record: Such as … participating in meetings, conferences and seminarsreading and reviewing journal articlespresenting internal seminars, such as the CPD programmesecondment and work shadowingpostgraduate studyconsultancy activitydiscussion and networkingundertaking research and the presentation of paperslearning from students (feedback)observing and reviewing teaching practicementoring and supervisionpeer supported reviewextending range and scope of teaching practiceupdating, and delivery of teachingundertaking research ethics trainingcritical review and preparation of teaching materialsexternal examining.
11But that doesn’t change culture … does it? No but … Student Support staff are submitting AFHEA for internal accreditationStaff who have previously done the PGCert are now engaged in the FHEA reflective processStaff with Leadership responsibility are engaged in developing their Senior Fellow applicationPVC commitment to undertake Principal FellowAnd Heads of Department are saying “Why aren’t we using the annotated CPD at appraisal?”
13Comments from experienced staff HEA Application?! It’s one of those things you do unwillingly- realise it was worth it- and will others to do it!I began my application for HEA accreditation longer ago than I care to recall. It just seemed like too much effort, between the teaching and research activities, to complete, edit, reflect...and find two referees. But when I completed the process, to have others acknowledge my work, made this one of my most life enhancing experiences.Going through the process of writing my HEA Fellowship application made me reflect on my journey, discipline my writing and realise how far I had come in understanding my teaching and learning.