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1 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland The UK PSF (Professional Standards Framework) and Fellowship of the HEA (Higher Education Academy)

2 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland A national framework describing professionalism for Higher Education teachers. The UKPSF is a sector owned framework against which staff can benchmark their practice, demonstrating the core knowledge and values. It consists of two sections: Dimensions of Practice Descriptors What is the UKPSF?

3 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland UKPSF Dimensions of Practice Describe: the Areas of Activity undertaken by people teaching in HE. the Core Knowledge necessary to carry out these activities at the appropriate level and to the appropriate standard. the Professional Values that HE teachers should embrace and enact in their practice.

4 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Areas of Activity A1 Design and plan learning activities and/or programmes of study A2 Teach and/or support learning A3 Assess and give feedback to learners A4 Develop effective learning environments & approaches to student support & guidance A5 Engage in continuing professional development in subjects/disciplines & their pedagogy, incorporating research, scholarship & evaluation of professional practices Core Knowledge K1 The subject material K2 Appropriate methods for teaching and learning in the subject area and at the level of the academic programme. K3 How students learn, generally and in their subject disciplinary area(s) K4 The use & value of appropriate learning technologies K5 Methods for evaluating the effectiveness of teaching K6 The implications of quality assurance and quality enhancement for academic and professional practice with a particular focus on teaching Professional Values V1 Respect individual learners and diverse learning communities. V2 Promote participation in higher education and equality of opportunity for learners V3 Use evidence-informed approaches and the outcomes from research, scholarship and continuing professional development V4 Acknowledge the wider context in which higher education operates recognising the implications for professional practice UKPSF Dimensions of Practice

5 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland Specify: the characteristics, roles and work of individuals in four broad categories of teaching and learning support roles in HE. the extent of engagement that individuals would normally have in each category of the Dimensions. the level of understanding needed for effective engagement with the UKPSF in a role corresponding to each category. the kinds of practice and impact which practitioners in roles corresponding to each category should normally be able to evidence. UKPSF Descriptors

6 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland UKPSF Descriptors and HEA Fellowship The UKPSF Descriptors are mapped against the HEA Fellowship grades: Descriptor 1 - Associate Fellow Descriptor 2 - Fellow Descriptor 3 - Senior Fellow Descriptor 4 - Principal Fellow Read the descriptors for the different grades of Fellowship and decide which you think applies to you, considering…your job role…your ability to provide evidence of the characteristics

7 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland …professional recognition as a teacher in HE, referenced to the UK Professional Standards Framework for Higher Education (UKPSF). …available in four categories, related to role and career stage. …open to anyone who teaches students and supports student learning in HE (not just people on lecturing or academic contracts). …a portable asset, that has UK-wide relevance and which is increasingly recognised by higher and further education institutions. HEA Fellowship is…

8 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland …provides national recognition of your commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education; …demonstrates that your practice is aligned with the UK PSF; …provides an indicator of professional identity for higher education practitioners, including the entitlement to use post-nominal letters HEA Fellowship…

9 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland Descriptor 1 – Associate Fellow Characteristics Demonstrates an understanding of specific aspects of effective teaching, learning support methods and student learning. Should be able to provide evidence of: i.successful engagement with at least two of the five Areas of Activity ii.Successful engagement in appropriate teaching and practices related to these Areas of Activity iii. Appropriate Core Knowledge and understanding of at least K1 and K2 iv. A commitment to appropriate Professional Values in facilitating others’ learning v. Relevant professional practices, subject and pedagogic research and/or scholarship within the above activities vi. Successful engagement, where appropriate, in professional development activity related to teaching, learning and assessment responsibilities Typical individual role/career stage Individuals able to provide evidence of effectiveness in relation to their professional role(s), which, typically, will include at least some teaching and/or learning support responsibilities. This role may sometimes be undertaken with the assistance of more experienced teachers or mentors. Typically: a. Early career researchers with some teaching responsibilities (e.g. PhD students, contract researchers, etc..) b. Staff new to teaching (including those with part- time academic responsibilities) c. Staff who support academic provision (e.g. learning technologists, learning developers and learning resource/library staff) d. Staff who undertake demonstrator/technician roles that incorporate some teaching-related responsibilities e. Experienced staff in relevant professional areas who may be new to teaching and/or supporting learning, or who have a limited teaching portfolio

10 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland Descriptor 2 – Fellow Characteristics Demonstrates a broad understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as key contributions to high quality student learning. Should be able to provide evidence of: i.successful engagement across all five Areas of Activity ii.Appropriate knowledge and understanding across all aspects of Core Knowledge iii. A commitment to all the Professional Values iv.Successful engagement in appropriate teaching practices related to the Areas of Activity v.Successful incorporation of subject and pedagogic research and/or scholarship within the above activities, as part of an integrated approach to academic practice. vi.Successful engagement in continuing professional development in relation to teaching, learning, assessment, and where appropriate, related professional practices. Typical individual role/career stage Individuals able to provide evidence of broadly based effectiveness in more substantive teaching and supporting learning role(s). Such individuals are likely to be established members of one or more academic and/or academic-related teams. Typically: a. Early career academics b. Academic-related and/or support staff holding substantive teaching and learning responsibilities c. Experienced academics relatively new to UK higher education d. Staff with (sometimes significant) teaching-only responsibilities including, for example, within work-based settings

11 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland Descriptor 3 – Senior Fellow Characteristics Demonstrates a thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as a key contributions to high quality student learning. Should be able to provide evidence of: i.successful engagement across all five Areas of Activity ii.Appropriate knowledge and understanding across all aspects of Core Knowledge iii. A commitment to all the Professional Values iv.Successful engagement in appropriate teaching practices related to the Areas of Activity v.Successful incorporation of subject and pedagogic research and/or scholarship within the above activities, as part of an integrated approach to academic practice. vi.Successful engagement in continuing professional development in relation to teaching, learning, assessment, and where appropriate, related professional practices. vii.Successful co-ordination, support, supervision, management and/or mentoring of others (whether individuals and/or teams) in relation to teaching and learning. Typical individual role/career stage Individuals able to provide evidence of a sustained record of effectiveness in relation to teaching and learning, incorporating for example, the organisation, leadership and/or management of specific aspects of teaching and learning provision. Such individuals are likely to lead or be members of established academic teams. Typically: a. Experienced staff able to demonstrate, impact and influence through, for example, responsibility for leading, managing or organising programmes, subjects and/or disciplinary areas b. Experienced subject mentors and staff who support those new to teaching c. Experienced staff with departmental and/or wider teaching and learning support advisory responsibilities within an institution.

12 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland Descriptor 4 – Principal Fellow Characteristics Demonstrates a sustained record of effective strategic leadership in academic practice and academic development as a key contribution to high quality student learning. Individuals should be able to provide evidence of: i. Active commitment to and championing of all Dimensions of the Framework, through work with students and staff, and in institutional developments ii. 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 iii. Establishing effective organisational policies and/or strategies for supporting and promoting others (e.g. through mentoring, coaching) in delivering high quality teaching and support for learning iv. Championing, within institutional and/or wider settings, an integrated approach to academic practice (incorporating, for example, teaching, learning, research, scholarship, administration etc.) v. A sustained and successful commitment to, and engagement in, continuing professional development related to academic, institutional and/or other professional practices Typical individual role/career stage Individuals, as highly experienced academics, able to provide evidence of a sustained and effective record of impact at a strategic level in relation to teaching and learning, as part of a wider commitment to academic practice. This may be within their institution or wider (inter)national settings. Typically: a. Highly experienced and/or senior staff with wide-ranging academic or academic-related strategic leadership responsibilities in connection with key aspects of teaching and supporting learning b. Staff responsible for institutional strategic leadership and policymaking in the area of teaching and learning c. Staff who have strategic impact and influence in relation to teaching and learning that extends beyond their own institution

13 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland What have you learned formally or informally about the professional practice described in the UKPSF? How has this learning developed your understanding of professional practice for teaching students and supporting student learning in HE? How have you applied this learning to your practice? How have you reflected on your practice and improved your understanding of your own development as a teacher? What impact has your informed practice had on the learning experience of your students? Applying for HEA Fellowship is about engaging with the UKPSF

14 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland Institutional routes to HEA Fellowship Continuing Professional Development Portfolio Submission Completion of one or two PGGCert HE modules …provides a route for staff who are not required to complete the PGCertHE but do want to engage in structured learning activities. …facilitates applications by staff with a heavy teaching load, research commitments, and/or extensive experience which means that engagement in formal CPD is less of a priority.

15 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow CPD Programme CPD PGCertHE Portfolio Fellow CPD Programme CPD PGCertHE Portfolio Senior Fellow CPD Programme Portfolio Principal Fellow Portfolio Institutional route options to HEA Fellowship

16 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland Guidance for all CPD route submissions Guidance booklet Scheme web site

17 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland Applying for HEA Fellowship by CPD PGCertHE route Applications for HEA Fellowship using this route are based around the first two modules of the PGcertHE which require a critical literature review and a reflective journal. These can provide evidence of all dimensions of the UKPSF at categories D1 or D2. The PGCertHE is designed to cater to members of staff who have less than 3 years HE teaching experience. It can also be used as CPD for more experienced staff who have not yet had the opportunity to formally gain a teaching qualification.

18 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland CPD PGCertHE submission overview Discuss your application with the programme leader once you have finished one or both of the first two modules of this award. Complete an Evidence Grid (shown below) to support your application.

19 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland Applying for HEA Fellowship by CPD Programme route Applications are based around a reflective and evaluative narrative that: demonstrates how CPD has informed your practice helped you to engage with the UKPSF, and how this engagement has, in turn, impacted on student learning The is route offers a framework for: formal training and skills development at key professional transition points (e.g. appointment to a lectureship, taking up a Programme Leadership role, etc), engagement with high-quality relevant scholarship and research, peer learning and support.

20 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland Reflective and Evaluative narrative Endorsement References Testimonial Schedule of developmental activity Associate Fellow Fellow Senior Fellow 1000 words 5000 words 3000 words CPD Programme submission overview

21 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland Guidance bookletsReflective workshops ‘Professionalism’ Workshops ‘UKPSF Dimensions’ Workshops ‘Evidence and Content’ Workshops ‘Quality and Enhancement’ Workshops Support for CPD Programme submissions

22 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland Applying for HEA Fellowship by the Portfolio route Applications are based around an account of your professional practice to demonstrate both how you have engaged with the UKPSF through your practice and how you have engaged in learning and development which informs this practice and impacts on student learning. This route facilitates applications by staff with: a heavy teaching load, research commitments, and/or extensive experience which means that engagement in formal CPD is less of a priority.

23 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland Account of Professional Practice CV Endorsement References Testimonial Sample of Work Associate Fellow Fellow Senior Fellow Principal Fellow 3000 words 5000 words 7000 words 5000 words Portfolio submission overview

24 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland All categories of fellowship will require: an account of professional practice, Your CV Depending on the level of fellowship sought: references (from people familiar with your work as an HE teacher) institutional approval (or a statement of self-employment) or testimonials sample of work Portfolio submission requirements

25 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland Workshops and supportGuidance booklets Writing Workshops Online Support 1:1 support (PFHEA only) Support for Portfolio submissions

26 Academic Development University of Sunderland Associate Fellow Associate Fellow | Fellow | Senior Fellow | Principal FellowFellowSenior FellowPrincipal FellowPgCertHEPgCertHE | CPD | PortfolioCPDPortfolioUK PSF Academic Development University of Sunderland Applications for all levels of HEA fellowship by portfolio route are submitted directly to the HEA Complete the online documentation Submit it to the HEA with required attachments Pay the required fee The HEA website provides full details: Applying for HEA Fellowship Directly to the HEA


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