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Engineering and Materials in the Higher Education Academy. Postgraduates who Teach, 8 July 2013. Dr Gill Cooke – Discipline Lead for Engineering and Materials. Higher Education Academy. We work to enhance the quality of the student learning experience. HEA Values.
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Engineering and Materials in the Higher Education Academy • Postgraduates who Teach, 8 July 2013 • Dr Gill Cooke – Discipline Lead for Engineering and Materials
Higher Education Academy We work to enhance the quality of the student learning experience
HEA Values • Inspire and support effective practice in teaching and learning • Recognise and reward teacher excellence • UKPSF • Research and share best practice
STEM Disciplines Discipline Leads http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/disciplines Biological Sciences Built Environment Computing Engineering and Materials Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research Physical Sciences Psychology
Engineering and Materials • Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering • Minerals Technology • Metallurgy • Ceramics and glasses • Polymers and Textiles • Maritime Technology • Industrial Biotechnology • Other: Engineering, Materials, Technology • Materials Science • General Engineering • Civil Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Aerospace Engineering • Naval Architecture • Electronic and Electrical Engineering • Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Discipline Lead role • First point of contact for the Engineering and Materials community with HEA; • Raise awareness of and engagement with HEA activities; • Ensure that HEA is meeting the needs of the Engineering and Materials community; • Facilitate and create opportunities for interdisciplinary and thematic working; • Maintain my own academic career through research and teaching.
Integrated Thematic Work Internationalisation Assessment and feedback Employability Flexible learning Retention and success Reward and recognition Education for Sustainable Development Students as Partners
HEA Funding Opportunities • Funding: • Teaching development grants; • Doctoral programme; • International scholarship scheme; • Calls for specific areas of research. www.heacademy.ac.uk/funding A Click Away !
HEA Development Opportunities • Continuing professional development and recognition of teaching excellence: • Fellowship schemes, teaching awards, technician awards; • Events and workshops: • Building Confident Engineers: New to Teaching (NTT) Workshop Tuesday 10 September 2013. IET Austin Court, Birmingham • HEA annual conference; • HEA STEM annual conference – with discrete Engineering strand and interdisciplinary sessions • Academic Associates
Professional Development and the HEA • UK Professional Standards Framework: • UK PSF
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
What is the UKPSF? • Describes the professional role of ‘teaching and supporting learning’ in HE … • Practitioner perspective … • Expressed as Dimensions - used to construct… • Four Descriptors comprehensively covering teaching and learning support roles within HE.
Areas of Activity Undertaken by teachers and supporters of learning within HE The Dimensions Professional Values Someone performing these activities should embrace and exemplify Core Knowledge Needed to carry out those activities at the appropriate level
The Areas of Activity Design & plan (A1) Environment Support Guidance (A4) Evaluate & Develop (A5) Teach/support learning (A2) Assess & feedback (A3)
Core Knowledge K3: Learning K2 Methods K4 technology K1 Subject material K6 QA and QE K5 Evaluation
V1 Respect V2 participation Core Values V4 context V3 Evidence
The Descriptors • 4 x Descriptors corresponding to 4 x Fellowship categories • Each Descriptor has two parts: • An introductory statement indicating type, quality and depth of engagement • Between 5 & 7 elements indicating the evidence required for recognition and mainly based on the Dimensions
The Fellowship Scheme The Academy recognises staff against the UKPSF through its Fellowship scheme. Associate Fellow = D1 Fellow = D2 Senior Fellow = D3 Principal Fellow = D4
Applying for recognition You can apply for recognition against the UKPSF in two ways: The experience route Successful completion of an accredited institutional programme or scheme
The benefits of Fellowship • Think deeply about your work in the area of teaching and supporting learning in HE and use to plan CPD • Creativity and Innovation • Ensure your practice is aligned with a nationally recognised standard for HE • Gain national recognition for your role as a teacher and/or supporter of learning within the HE context • Professionalism
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