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The Pathway Programme offers a supported CPD route to achieve the award of either Senior Fellow or Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Achieving Senior Fellow and Principal Fellow status is formal recognition of your achievements in teaching and in enhancing the student learning experience, combined with scholarship, professional development and academic leadership. The awards are based on merit, not competition, but please note that there is no financial reward attached. These awards provide evidence that can support promotion applications, for example to the post of Principal Lecturer (Student Experience) or Professorships.
The two awards form part of the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning. The awards differ in nature from each other and offer progression from the status of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, which is normally achieved upon completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education:
In order to be accepted onto the pathway programme your initial audit needs to show:
If you meet the criteria for joining the programme, you will receive feedback from the programme co-ordinator on your proposed action plan, with suggestions of further development, such as readings, visits or exchanges, research, seminars and web
resources that may assist you towards a successful claim.
A suitable colleague is identified to act as a coach for a fixed period to facilitate you in developing your claim. You may be asked to act as a peer coach for others on the programme. Where requested an action learning set is formed with other
pathway participants. You will have access to a private learning space in Brookes Virtual where you are able to construct your claim, get feedback from your peer coach, and raise queries with others on the pathway programme.
Let us know by completing the
Expression of interest PSF pathway programme
and signing up for the next launch event.
Those who come into the pathway are required initially to submit an action plan and timescale for achieving the standard, then follow the sequence of activities below: