Sunday 2 July 2017
3:45pm – 4:45pm
Stamford Grand Adelaide
Kathryn Harrison-Graves, Head of Global Partnerships
Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Recognising and rewarding individuals for their teaching success in higher education can be an aspect of the academic professional that is overlooked. Globally, the trend remains for research success to receive the most attention and often it is this aspect of academic life that drives promotion and recognition. The Higher Education Academy’s (HEA) mission is to improve learning outcomes by raising the status and quality of teaching in higher education. Central to this is our aim to raise the profile of teaching so that staff are recognised for their work and are motivated to keep developing their knowledge and careers. One of the ways by which we do is through the HEA Fellowship Scheme.
Based on the Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (PSF), the HEA has four categories of Fellowship that can be awarded to individuals in recognition of their teaching success. 90,000 Higher Education professionals across the world including almost 1,000 in Australasia have now achieved this award and the Fellowship scheme is in operation in over 20 countries from China to the US.
This session will introduce the PSF and allow participants to explore the different categories of Fellowship to identify the category appropriate for them at this point in their career. The session will also provide an overview of the application requirements and opportunities for Australasian Fellows to engage with the wide global HEA Fellowship community.