University of Dundee

"The road to an HEA Senior Fellowship: a view from a recent researcher/teaching academic convert"

Event Date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:00
Event Location: 
Carnelley Museum
Professor Jenny Woof FRSB, FHEA
Event Speaker: 
Dr Andrew Knight
Lecturer, School of Biomedical Sciences, Newcastle University, UK
Event Type: 

It is important for Higher Education Institute (HEI) academics who are involved in teaching and learning to be able to demonstrate that their practice is both effective and meets professional standards. One way in which many HEI actively encourage academics to evidence this, is through the award of Higher Education Academy fellowships which recognise both these key qualities. In this talk, I will discuss my recent journey from a laboratory-based principle investigator involved in both PG/UG teaching/supervision, to a more UG-focussed teaching academic within Newcastle University’s Faculty of Medical Sciences. In particular, I will focus on my role as a mentor for academics within the Faculty who embark on Newcastle University’s Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practice leading to HEA recognition and fellowship.



The seminar will be followed with refreshments.