From September 2020, academic and professional services staff will be able to access a new curriculum to support the development of their teaching and researcher skills.
The Centre for Learning & Teaching offers a one-stop shop for professional development resources designed to support staff who are interested in developing their teaching or researcher knowledge and skills.
Through our comprehensive curriculum of resources and activities, we can offer the professional support and guidance you need to:
- develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of teaching, learning and assessment in blended modes of teaching;
- develop your digital skills in this area through guidance and hands-on experience;
- gain professional recognition through our accredited provision;
- develop your career through the delivery of high-quality learning, teaching and research management;
- connect with your colleagues in a community of learning and teaching.
How can I access academic professional development opportunities?
The Centre for Learning & Teaching's professional development opportunities can be accessed through the Academic Professional Development for All Staff (APDaS) curriculum.
Depending on your teaching experience and professional development goals, you can access this flexible and inclusive programme of activities and resources to gain access to:
Pathways to HEA Fellowship (PHEAF) to support experienced and probationer staff who seek to gain professional accreditation.
Development opportunities for all staff interested in enhancing their teaching practice, or research skills.
Pathways to HEA Fellowship (PHEAF)
This Pathway is designed for lecturers who are required to complete the programme as part of their probation requirements.
Probationers will benefit from tailored support by the Academic Staff Development team within the Centre for Learning & Teaching. The team will ensure you make the most of APDaS provision to enable you to gain Fellowship.
For those new to the University and on probation, the Academic Staff Development (ASD) team will normally make contact to invite you to attend the relevant core and choice session, but you are quite welcome to contact us at any time.
We have developed some videos to talk you through the basics of the UKPSF and HEA Fellowship and recommend you watch them before attending the Induction to Pathways to HEA fellowship (PHEAF).
Development opportunities for all staff
A full programme of development activities is available to all academic and research staff, technicians and professional service colleagues who wish to engage further with their academic and professional development to enhance their skills and knowledge about learning, teaching and research.
The APDaS curriculum can be accessed by members of staff who:
- are interested in engaging further with their academic and professional development;
- already teach as part of their current role, or;
- are planning to teach in HE.
Not sure which sessions are appropriate for your development requirements? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
Can't see an activity or resource that you think would help you support your professional development as a teacher or researcher? Contact email@example.com with your suggestions.
What do we mean?
The categories of HEA Fellowship are awarded on the basis of evidence of personal professional practice which meets the requirements of one of the four Descriptors of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF).
The UKPSF is a standards framework for the higher education sector that sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviours demonstrated by those teaching and/or supporting higher education learning.
Latest APDaS resources
Watch the video recording: Lightning Talks: experiences of feedback and assessment in a blended environment (Option 212, 22 October 2020)
Watch the video recording: Talk Teaching #2020 – Creating an anti-racist curriculum: how can we put principles into practice? (Option 213, 28 October 2020)
Watch the video recording: CLT Lunchtime Hub - Setting up an integrated tutorial system and portfolio assessment (Option 216, 10 December 2020)