Development and Training
We support our academic colleagues to reflect upon and enhance the learning and teaching experience of their students. As well as events, resources and training offered for all staff as part of the DEAP (Developing Excellent Academic Practice) Framework, there are a number of structured development opportunities that are introduced below.
Peer Support for Teaching Enhancement
In the document linked below you will find resources and information to support you in peer mentoring. This pack can be downloaded and adapted to suit the needs of your School.
Peer Mentoring Support Pack
This set of nine two-hour courses was developed by Epigeum under the leadership of Professor Graham Gibbs. It reflects current HE practice and develops the skills needed to plan and deliver courses that will most effectively support student learning. It is intended particularly to new and part time tutors.
HEA Fellowship Scheme
HEA Fellowship enables you to gain portable professional recognition for your teaching. Our DEAP ( Developing Excellent Academic Practice) scheme is available to all staff involved in supporting learning and teaching. We offer accredited routes to Associate Fellow (D1), Fellow (D2) and Senior Fellow (D3).
There is no cost to you and you will be fully supported throughout the process.
The Centre for Learning and Teaching is keen to support teaching excellence in it's support of the following teaching awards:
Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)
Designed as an introduction to academic practice for staff in academic and learning support roles early in their career.
If your current role includes regular teaching, supporting and guiding students, designing and marking assignments and contributing to course content, this course is the ideal path to continuing professional development. Successful completion of elements of the course will lead to professional recognition as Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Depending on your role and experience it may be possible to complete elements of the course to gain Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).
If you have fewer than two years' experience of teaching in Higher Education and do not yet have a teaching qualification and/or FHEA, you are required to successfully complete this course within the first two years of your appointment.
Our PGCAP starts in September of each academic year and can be completed in one year. If you are interested in or required to complete the PGCAP please contact us at the earliest opportunity to discuss.
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