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The open programme will be taking place from 15 January 2019
The Teaching Excellence Programme uses a series of masterclasses and action learning workshops to bring together a combination of theory, knowledge from across the sector and practical ideas for leading change, all of which can be applied to your teaching practice. It fosters a community amongst participants from different institutions bonded by a mutual desire to learn and share solutions with their peers.
“We have run a number of highly successful Teaching Excellence Programmes over recent years which have been bespoke to the institution they were designed for, all had one central theme – supporting, developing and inspiring excellence in teaching, to help participants transform student outcomes. The newly developed Teaching Excellence Programme opens opportunities to those from institutions who may not be able to run an in-house programme and focuses on key elements which we know contribute to overall student success.”
Caroline Ackroyd, Academic Lead for Staff Development, Higher Education Academy
The Teaching Excellence Programme is made up of four one-day sessions, each session features a morning masterclass dedicated in turn to four key topics – Enhancing student success in the current climate, Assessment and feedback, Retention and attainment, and Employability. In the afternoons participants take part in action learning workshops aimed at supporting peer learning and sharing good practice.
The Teaching Excellence Programme is orientated and structured around the Higher Education Academy’s framework for Enhancing Student Success, which explores key components for achieving success including teaching quality, curriculum, learning communities and learning environment. Enhancing Student Success is one of six bespoke frameworks developed by the HEA looking at key issues for learning and teaching in higher education, each one (a) created in response to and in collaboration with the sector, and (b) intended as a reference point for institutions or individuals to review and enhance their policies and practice.
In addition, the Teaching Excellence Programme is also aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for those interested in working towards HEA Fellowship and participation can be used as evidence in their application.
Enquire below to get a printable information sheet about the programme.
Delivering the programme in-house
The Higher Education Academy can provide your staff with development opportunities delivered within your institution, with a number of benefits:
- Cost-effective learning for up to 20 people;
- Focused on the needs of your institution;
- Specialist trainers, coaches and practitioners;
- Standard open programmes and workshops delivered in-house;
- Conveniently delivered on your premises to fit in with your timescales;
- Save on staff time and travel expenses;
- Mixed-method approaches – masterclasses, workshops, action learning sets, online and blended learning.
FIND OUT ABOUT OUR IN-HOUSE DELIVERY
The open programme is currently taking place but we are able to deliver a cost-effective and tailored programme at your institution. If you would like to find out more, fill in the form below.
Who should attend?
The Teaching Excellence Programme is aimed at people in learning and teaching roles including those with management and leadership responsibilities. If you have a proven track record in higher education teaching and you’re seeking recognition for your professional development (and to progress into a senior or leadership position, HEA Fellowship or Senior Fellowship) then the Teaching Excellence Programme could add great value in terms of providing evidence of your teaching experience.
Are you unsure if this programme is for you?
- 1 to 1 consultation with a friendly advisor
- Guidance for all roles in teaching and learning in HE, from technicians to Vice-Chancellors
- Help to identify your development needs, whether you are looking to develop in your role, have a particular challenge or are striving for a promotion.
Who is delivering the programme?
The Teaching Excellence Programme will be led by HEA staff with a wealth of expertise in the key areas covered in each masterclass, specifically:
- Dr Pauline Hanesworth (Academic Lead, Equality & Diversity and TEF)
- Dr Sam Elkington (Academic Lead, Assessment and Feedback & Flexible Learning)
- Hugh Mannerings (Academic Lead, Retention and Attainment & Student Engagement)
- Stuart Norton (Academic Lead, Employability)
The course brings a number of benefits to both participants and the institution as a whole:
Benefits to the participant
Benefits to the institution
The opportunity to examine factors contributing to improved student outcomes including teaching quality, curriculum, learning environment and learning communities
A chance for you to proactively invest in the continuing professional development of your staff, something they will appreciate and your students will in turn benefit from
The chance to become part of a national community of teaching practice providing innovative tips and on-going support
The opportunity for staff to share the knowledge and expertise gained through attending with others at your institution, spreading good practice and methods within faculties
Develop a repertoire of current approaches to learning and teaching which you can share with other individuals and/or at institutional level
The opportunity to enhance your continuing professional development