Majan University College, Oman, has become an HEA Access Partner.
Initially, the HEA will deliver workshops with the College to support a group of seven academics in their applications for Senior Fellowship of the HEA. The workshops will be delivered online.
Dr Maha Kobeil, the Dean of Majan University College said, “Our work with the HEA is an important part in our dynamic approach to our teaching and learning provision. In looking at ways to deliver an ever-improving student academic experience, we are fully committed to the continuous professional development of our teaching staff. This partnership illustrates that commitment.”
Kathryn Harrison-Graves, HEA Head of Global Partnerships, said, “We are very pleased to partner with the College and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to work with their teaching staff.”
“HEA Fellowship recognises great teaching and I believe that’s rewarding and motivating for teaching staff, encouraging them to work together and individually to continuously review and improve practice.”
The first phase of the workshops work will focus on reflecting on teaching practice and how to enhance it, working through the lens of the Professional Standards Framework.
Majan University College was established in 1995 and it has a multi-cultural student population of over 3,500, with more than a hundred academic staff. Majan is an accredited college of the University of Bedfordshire.
The HEA is the UK-based charity which champions teaching excellence in higher education. HEA Fellowships are embedded in the UK and have been adopted by rapidly increasing numbers of higher education institutions globally, including in the Gulf region. There are now over 90,000 HEA Fellows worldwide.