Is Associate Fellowship for you?
We have identified the roles and experience for which people applying for Associate Fellowship typically have below:
- an early career researchers with some teaching responsibilities (e.g. PhD students, GTAs, contract researchers/post doctoral researchers etc.);
- new to teaching (including those with part-time academic responsibilities);
- a member of staff who supports academic provision (e.g. learning technologists, learning developers and learning resource/library staff);
- a member of staff who undertakes the role of demonstrator/ technician with some teaching-related responsibilities;
- an experienced staff member working in a relevant professional area who may be new to teaching and/or supporting learning.
If you feel that you are working within this category, download your Associate Fellow guidance pack to find out more about how to apply.
The UKPSF and Associate Fellowship
Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy is awarded to professionals who can demonstrate they meet the criteria of Descriptor 1 (D1) of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for teaching and supporting learning in higher education. By applying to be an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy individuals show an understanding of specific aspects of effective teaching, learning support methods and student learning and demonstrate:
- successful engagement with at least two of the five Areas of Activity;
- successful engagement in appropriate teaching and practices related to these Areas of Activity;
- appropriate Core Knowledge and understanding of at least K1 (the subject material) and K2 (Appropriate methods for teaching, learning and assessing in the subject area and at the level of the academic programme);
- a commitment to appropriate Professional Values in facilitating others’ learning;
- relevant professional practices, subject and pedagogic research and/or scholarship within the above activities;
- successful engagement, where appropriate, in professional development activity related to teaching, learning, and assessment responsibilities.
Download an Associate Fellow guidance pack to find out more and commence your application.
Applying and application fees 2017/18
There are various application routes for Fellowship, they are made in writing and need to be supported by written references. Find out more about the available application routes. To start your application request the guidance pack which contains more information on Fellowship and directions of the next steps that you need to take.
Application fees vary depending on the route you take to Fellowship, with individuals from subscribing instutions benefiting from discounted fees.
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Meet some of our Associate Fellows
For me, it was about improving my confidence in teaching in higher education more than anything. But it has also helped in terms of theory and practice, enabling me to understand why I was doing specific things while I was teaching.
I guess like many others in similar support roles, I’ve always seen myself as more of a facilitator. It takes you a while to appreciate that we are all vital cogs in the system. We all want to learn!
The HEA is gathering momentum in a big way in Australia. There is a good understanding of the challenge involved in reaching Associate Fellow. The bar is high and there’s a growing recognition amongst Australian academics of what is required to reach that bar. Lecturers really want an additional form of feedback and professional development, and the HEA provides that.
Events to support Associate Fellowship
The Higher Education Academy run and support a range of events, providing the opportunity to receive expert advice for applying for Fellowship, as well as training which can be used as evidence to support your Fellowship application.