Using the framework for recognition through HEA Fellowships at Deakin
The Teaching Capability Framework can be used to support teaching teams in the development of an application for HEA Fellowship. The Teaching Capability Framework has been aligned with the Professional Standards Framework (PSF), an internationally recognised framework for benchmarking teaching and learning support within higher education, with recognition for staff through the UK based HEA Fellowship scheme. In order to contextualise the PSF for Deakin, it has been aligned against:
- The four key aspects of the Deakin Curriculum Framework: Expectations, Evidence, Experience and Enhancement. Deakin courses align these four aspects to create integrated and coherent learning in a partnership between teaching teams, students and industry; and
- The Deakin Principles for Premium Teaching and Learning, a set of principles which describe Deakin’s aspirations for student learning
Applicants can use the relevant domain of the Teaching Capability Framework to identify areas of practice that can be used as evidence in applications for HE Fellowships.
Deakin offers its own accredited Fellowship program based on this contextualised version of the PSF. Academic and Professional staff are invited to obtain recognition through this fellowship program at the Associate Fellowship, Fellowship or Senior Fellowship category. Principal Fellowships are available through direct application to AdvanceHE.
Application for fellowship is through a reflective practice pathway, in which applicants are supported to write about their teaching and learning support practice against each of the capacities of the framework and the dimensions of the PSF.
The GradCertHELT has also been accredited with AdvanceHE. All Deakin staff who successfully complete the program and can demonstrate their teaching and learning support practice in Higher Education will achieve HEA Fellowship. The Teaching Capability Framework was used to develop the content within the GradCertHELT, to ensure that participants in the program have the opportunity to engage with all the areas of activity, gain appropriate knowledge and demonstrate professional values within their practice.