The Higher Education Academy (HEA) will deliver Fellowship Writing Workshops for 20 faculty members at Texas Woman's University this autumn to support faculty in applying to become Fellows of the HEA.
“Applying for HEA Fellowship will help our faculty consolidate their experience and also emphasise our keen attention to continuous professional development,” said Dr Jörg Waltje, executive director of the TWU Center for Faculty Excellence,
HEA Fellowship is an international recognition of a commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education. Fellowship demonstrates that an individual’s practice is aligned with the Professional Standards Framework. To date, more than 75,000 individuals worldwide have become Fellows of the HEA.
“I think that’s a really positive step in motivating and engaging our faculty, because it formally recognises their commitment, skills and experience,” said Dr Waltje.
Kathryn Harrington-Graves, Head of International Services at the HEA, says, “HEA Fellowship offers a practical structure to reward successful higher education professionals and is a great tool for career planning.
“When you become an HEA Fellow, you join a huge global community, sharing ideas and best practices. HEA Fellowship also serves to highlight the professionalism of teaching within an institution – and that’s a very positive proposition for institutions in a highly competitive market.”
With more than 15,000 students, Texas Woman’s University is the largest HE institution primarily for women in the U.S.