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PGCert in Education Practice Graduation 2016

Today marked an important milestone in the career of many BU academics as they graduated with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice. During the year-long journey which culminated today with a well deserved award,  these members of staff successfully completed three core modules which also led to HEA fellowship, a recognition of academics who have met the appropriate standards in teaching and supporting… Read more »

Reminder: ‘Applying for HEA Fellowship’ sessions

One of BU’s key performance indicators in BU2018 is that every academic has either Fellowship (or higher) of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or a teaching qualification. These introductory ‘Applying for HEA Fellowship’ sessions have been designed to support colleagues with their HEA applications through TeachBU. The sessions will be run by Faculty Mentors who… Read more »

Applying for HEA Fellowship

One of BU’s key performance indicators in BU2018 is that every academic has either Fellowship (or higher) of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or a teaching qualification. These introductory ‘Applying for HEA Fellowship’ sessions have been designed to support colleagues with their HEA applications through TeachBU. The sessions will be run by Faculty Mentors who… Read more »

What does research-informed teaching look like?

The HEA together with the University Alliance have issued a paper – a collection of case studies -which might help explain this. Given the REF’s new broader definition of impact and the TEF which has research-informed teaching as an indicator of quality this is certainly a useful and  timely read.          

High Impact Pedagogies

Anne Quinney, CEL Theme Leader, attended a one day event at Southampton University on 7th September for the launch of a new report ‘Engaged students learning; high impact pedagogies ‘ published by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). The report sets out the findings of a systematic review carried out by researchers at the University of… Read more »

Higher Education Academy Update – 1 September 2016

HEA Student Surveys HEA student surveys are important tools for understanding how students experience their higher education courses, such as how engaged they feel by the teaching and how supported they are in their learning and development. In 2016-17, we’re running all three student surveys. To find out more or register your interest in participating,… Read more »

Teach@BU

Obtaining a higher educational teaching qualification is an opportunity for both personal and organisational growth. It enables staff and the organisation to reflect back on their professional practice. Additionally, one of the BU 2018 KPIs is that 100% of academic staff should have either a recognised teaching qualification and/or a Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship status…. Read more »

New HEA Report on Independent Learning

Colleagues, I am sure you will be interested in this: From the HEA website: This study examines students’ perspectives and experiences of independent learning in higher education in the UK. It was commissioned by the HEA and undertaken by the NUS and Liz Thomas Associates LTA between February and July 2015. It built on a… Read more »