A comprehensive set of professional standards and guidelines for everyone involved in teaching and supporting learning in HE, it can be applied to personal development programmes at individual or institutional level to improve teaching quality.
The framework identifies the diverse range of teaching and support roles and environments. These are reflected and are expressed in the Dimensions of Professional Practice. The UKPSF clearly outlines the Dimensions of Professional Practice with HE teaching and learning support as:
Attend an Introduction to TSL@ USW seminar. You can book on via iTrent by clicking here*. Email your HOLTSE/DEAN/DEPUTY DEAN and let them know you would like to be put forward to apply.
The session is not compulsory for anyone, it is recommended however for all applicants. Whether you are already a Fellow or have attended a similar session, it would be beneficial to refresh your memory and revisit the UKPSF.
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You can apply if you have been employed by USW for more than one academic year and can demonstrate an understanding of specific aspects of effective teaching, learning support methods and student learning. Most typically, early career researchers with some teaching responsibilities would apply for the category of Associate Fellow (e.g. PhD students, GTAs, contract researchers/post-doctoral researchers etc.)
Fellowship brings you a range of benefits: –
There is no fee for individuals employed by the University of South Wales.
For partner college colleagues, please contact your college to check if it has HEA subscription status.
Once you have been nominated by your faculty to go through a particular round, the whole process takes about five months. This includes claim writing/mentor engagement/assessment period/moderation period/exam board/decision.
See the TSL@USW Deadlines, Panels and Workshops page for details of support and to book onto our range of seminars and workshops.
These workshops will be run throughout the year on all campuses and will be open to anyone thinking about preparing a future claim i.e. people can attend more than once, and a year or more in advance of their ‘slot’, in order to maximize preparation time. See the TSL@USW Deadlines, Panels and Workshops page to book onto a workshop.
You have a number of options register your interest: –
Yes you can apply through our scheme and receive a 50% discount on the fee (see details on the Advance HE website).
Yes, if you are a member of USW staff and are treated as such with all of the same support and opportunities as a full-time member of staff.
Yes, if your role supports teaching and learning you are eligible to apply for Associate Fellow/Fellow.
No you are welcome to attend any CELT seminars and/or workshops with no obligation.
THE TSL@USW run three panels three times a year with deadlines and panels in: –
The decision makers are a pan University team with representatives from FBS, FCI, FCES, FLSE, CELT and an External Examiner.
17. How would getting this benefit me?
The HEA knows from student surveys such as our Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) and the HEA-HEPI 2017 Student Academic Experience Survey that students care about good quality teaching. By aligning your practice to the UKPSF you show that you are committed to improving the quality of your teaching and supporting of learning to enhance the learning experience of your students.
A comprehensive framework and guidelines for everyone involved in teaching and supporting learning in HE, it can be applied to personal development programmes at individual or institutional level to improve teaching quality.
At a time when the higher education sector is increasingly focused on teaching excellence, the UKPSF provides an external indication that a standard has been met and that as an institution we are committed to improving the student learning experience. A nationally-recognised framework for benchmarking success within HE teaching and learning support, the UKPSF is used by institutions to:
It is implicit within the UKPSF, and required by the HEA, that all categories of Fellowship remain in good standing. A person or organisation is said to be in good standing if they have fulfilled their obligations. It is the responsibility of individuals to ensure they remain in good standing and continue to work in line with their relevant Fellow descriptor standard (as outlined in the Framework) and the HEA Code of Practice. All Fellows should therefore be able to demonstrate compliance with (at least) their awarded level at any given time.
All those who have been awarded HEA recognition should record their professional development activity to ensure that they remain in good standing. We support development, and compliance with all categories of Fellowship, through workshops, seminars and conferences, research and resources.
Go to the Mentoring and Assessing page to learn more.
Go to the Mentoring and Assessing page to learn more.
A template is provided for referees that sets out what is expected. It can be downloaded from the TSL@USW Blackboard organisation.
23. Who do I go to with queries about my application?
In the first instance your mentor, HOLTSE or TSL@USW Scheme Lead or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the TSL@USW Deadlines, Panels and Workshops page for dates of all upcoming deadlines and panels.
You will have the opportunity to work with a member of the TSL@USW team to refocus and strengthen the claims to represent it to the next panel.