The Higher Education Academy (HEA) has delivered a three-day workshop for selected academics at Texas Woman’s University (TWU), supporting them in their applications for Senior Fellowship of the HEA.
Eighteen academics from across the University worked with the HEA’s head of international services, Kathryn Harrison-Graves, reflecting on their practice and approaches to teaching.
Participants had been invited to join the workshop in recognition of their substantial contribution to teaching enhancement at TWU, and in anticipation of their work to create a community of best practice and mentoring support for other faculty members who want to develop their teaching through CPD. The work is fully aligned to the Professional Standards Framework (PSF), an internationally-recognised framework for benchmarking success within higher education teaching and learning support.
Dr Jörg Waltje, executive director of the TWU Center for Faculty Excellence, said, ”I think this workshop has been really positive in terms of focusing minds on ‘what works’ in teaching, and on how we sustain a dynamic approach to professional development. Whatever your level of experience, you don’t stop learning when it comes to teaching, and that commitment to learning and continuous development is at the core of the PSF and HEA Fellowship.”
Kathryn Harrison-Graves said, “I was so impressed with the enthusiasm and professionalism of this group. This is a really strong cohort to help TWU develop and sustain its first-class teaching offer. It was great working with them and I hope to continue to work in close partnership with TWU as more of its staff engage in HEA Fellowship.”
To date, more than 80,000 individuals worldwide have become Fellows of the HEA, including well over 2,000 outside the UK.