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The value of HEA Fellowship

The value of HEA Fellowship

Tran, Danielle (2017) The value of HEA Fellowship. Project Report. Higher Education Academy.

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In today’s UK HE sector, individuals applying for academic positions require a teaching qualification. Some years ago, it was considered adequate if a lecturer had either sufficient experience within a particular discipline, or an academic qualification such as a PhD within the subject area, in order to teach it at HE level. The importance of possessing teaching skills has in recent years started to take on more value. The debates surrounding this shift were discussed in Eric Sotto’s Times Higher Education article, ‘You can lecture, but can you teach?’ (2010). It can be argued that such a shift has helped to develop conversations around what makes a professional academic and professional conduct.

The desire to employ more lecturers trained in teaching led to teaching qualifications that were previously noted as being ‘desirable’ on academic job descriptions, to being listed as an ‘essential’ requirement. This may be evidenced via a completed PGCertHE or fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, or equivalent. Different institutions have their own regulations, with many asking for applicants to either have a teaching qualification before joining, or to complete a relevant course once they have started their post with the aim of achieving a teaching qualification within a set number of years.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher Education Academy, fellowship
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Greenwich Research into Innovative Pedagogies (GRIP)
Educational Development Unit
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2018 15:59

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