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Recipients of international HEA Fellowships

Higher Education Academy Fellowships demonstrate a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education. Across four categories, from Associate to Principal, Fellowship provides individuals with recognition of their practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning.

HEA Fellowships are embedded in the UK and have been adopted by increasing numbers of higher education institutions globally, from the Americas to Australasia.

Fellowship at USC brings a range of benefits: 

  • Consolidates personal development and evidence of professional practice in over their career in higher education;
  • Demonstrates commitment to teaching, learning and the student experience, through engagement in a practical process that encourages research, reflection and development;
  • For individuals, to identify their expertise with the entitlement to use post-nominal letters (AFHEA, FHEA, SFHEA, PFHEA);
  • Provides a valuable measure of success and is increasingly recognised by international institutions;
  • Fellowship is increasingly sought by employers across the education sector as a condition of appointment and promotion;
  • Provides a badge of assured quality throughout the institution and is an indicator that USC is fully aligned with UK Professional Standards Framework.

A Principal Fellow (PF) demonstrates a sustained record of effective strategic leadership in academic practice and development, and is highly experienced with wide-ranging strategic leadership responsibilities in connection with key aspects of teaching and supporting learning.

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A Senior Fellow (SF) demonstrates a thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as a key contribution to high quality student learning, and is able to demonstrate impact and influence on other colleagues through, for example: responsibility for leading, managing or organising programmes, subjects and/or disciplinary areas.

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An Associate Fellow is able to provide evidence of effectiveness in relation to their professional role, which will typically include at least some teaching and/or learning support responsibilities, and present an understanding of specific aspects of effective teaching, learning support methods and student learning.

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