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1 2011 UKPSF 2011 The UK Professional Standards Framework for for teaching and supporting learning in higher education 1

2 Purpose of the day Examine and understand the revised UKPSF Assess implications for professional practice Identify and appreciate its potential uses Plan your next steps in using the framework 2

3 Who does the Framework belong to? Developed by the Academy On behalf of the sector It is the property of all those with a direct interest in the Higher Education sector 3

4 What is the framework? A description of the professional role of teaching and supporting learning within the HE environment … From the perspective of the practitioner… Expressed as three Dimensions of practice which are used to construct… Four Descriptors comprehensively covering teaching and learning support roles within the HE environment. 4

5 What is it for? The Framework provides a means to comprehensively: Benchmark Develop Recognise & reward … teaching and learning support roles within HE. 5

6 Strengths – the Framework is: Concise Comprehensive Coherent Practical Legitimate Developmental Strategic Focused 6

7 Core Knowledge Needed to carry out those activities at the appropriate level Professional Values Someone performing these activities should embrace and exemplify Areas of Activity Undertaken by teachers and supporters of learning within HE 7

8 Design & plan (A1) Teach/support learning (A2) Assess & feedback (A3) Evaluate & Develop (A5) Environment Support Guidance (A4) The Areas of Activity 8

9 Activity 1: Exploring the Framework dimensions The Dimensions Internal groupings and relationships Relationships of elements or groups of elements with other dimensions The Descriptors Relationship of the Dimensions to the Descriptors Relationship of the Descriptor categories 9

10 What are the descriptors? Short statements… outlining key characteristics… of 4 broad categories HE teaching & learning support roles. 10

11 Activity 2: Exploring the descriptors How are D2, D3 and D4 different in terms of … Teaching effectiveness? Developing strategic leadership? The championing of teaching? The leadership and mentoring of others? Impact and influence? 11

12 What is the Academys role? Stewardship Recognition Accreditation 12

13 Academy recognition The Academy recognises staff against the Framework in two ways: 1.The direct application route 2.By successful completion of an accredited institutional programme or scheme 13

14 The Fellowship Scheme The Academy recognises staff against the Framework through its Fellowship scheme. Associate Fellow = D1 Fellow = D2 Senior Fellow = D3 Principal Fellow = D4 14

15 The direct application route For Associate Fellow and Fellow: Account of Professional Practice Analytic approach Structured round Areas of Activity Core Knowledge and Prof Values - explicit 3000 words for Fellow 1400 words for Associate Fellow Two referees + confirming institutional signatory Assessed by accreditors appointed from the sector 15

16 Senior Fellowships Account of Professional Practice Synoptic approach Reflective narrative Two case studies of professional practice c) 6000 words Two referees + confirming institutional signatory Assessed by accreditors appointed from the sector 16

17 Accreditation Changes Two routes: Documentary submission (light touch approach) Accreditation Development Group meeting (ADM) Both end in accreditation panel meeting decision More robust application of alignment with the UKPSF Design Approach Experiences Evidence Assessment 17

18 Transition Accreditation Current SD1 and SD2 accreditations run to full term Current SD3 need re-submission Recognition Current Fellows continue Current Senior Fellowships continue Process guidelines now available 18

19 You can use the framework to: Gain recognition for your own teaching and learning support activities Plan and guide your own Continuing Professional Development in the area of teaching and learning Promote the professionalisation of teaching and learning support within Higher Education

20 And you can use it to: Foster creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning Enable staff to gain recognition and reward for developing their capabilities as teachers and supporters of learning Gain Academy accreditation for education development programmes and schemes

21 And also: Enhance the quality and prominence of teaching and learning activities Facilitate and support the design and delivery of initial and continuing education development programmes and activities Demonstrate to students and other stakeholders the professionalism that staff and institutions brings to teaching and support for student learning

22 And also: Develop policies and systems for the recognition and reward of teaching and learning support staff Promote a strong culture of teaching and learning support

23 To find out more About the Framework About the Fellowship scheme recognition recognition About Accreditation 23


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