The Advance Higher Education Academy Fellowship provides international professional recognition of experience and expertise in university teaching. Fellows are required to demonstrate successful engagement across five main areas of activity;
The Advance Higher Education Fellowship provides international professional recognition of experience and expertise in university teaching and demonstrates a commitment to teaching, learning and the student experience, through engagement in a practical process that encourages research, reflection and development. If you are looking for more information on the Fellowship scheme, please refer to this FAQ.
Advance HE Fellows are recognised in four principal categories, reflecting a wide range of practical educational experience. Please discuss with your respective Faculty Sub Dean Learning & Teaching and/or Kogi Naidoo which level of Fellowship is best suited to your level of experience;
If you are able to provide evidence of effectiveness in relation to your professional role which will typically include at least some teaching and/or learning support responsibilities, by applying for Associate Fellowship you will present an understanding of specific aspects of effective teaching, learning support methods and student learning.
If you are able to provide evidence of broadly based effectiveness in more substantive teaching and supporting learning roles and can demonstrate a broad understanding of effective approaches to learning and teaching support as a key contribution to high quality student learning.
If you can demonstrate a thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as a key contribution to high quality student learning. You may be an experienced member of staff able to demonstrate impact and influence on other colleagues through, for example, responsibility for leading, managing or organising programmes, subjects and/or disciplinary areas.
If you can demonstrate a sustained record of effective strategic leadership in academic practice and development and you are highly experienced with wide-ranging strategic leadership responsibilities in connection with key aspects of teaching and supporting learning.
In 2018 the Learning Academy, through the Division of Learning and Teaching, purchased full Access Partner Membership rights for the Advance HE Fellowship scheme.
The main benefits of Access Membership to CSU staff are as follows:
In addition, the experience and expertise gained by CSU through our engagement with the Advance HE scheme, in particular as represented by our cohort of Fellows, allows us to support Fellowship applications through:
For more details on Access Membership please visit the HEA site
Advance Higher Education accreditation provides educational institutions with external confirmation that their professional development provision is aligned with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF).
CSU staff applying for Advance HE UK Fellowships are mentored by CSU Fellows, with administrative support provided by the Learning Academy. Final applications are submitted to the Advance Higher Education Academy (UK) for assessment.
Since CSU commenced supporting Advance HE Fellowship applications in 2015, thirty-seven staff have been awarded Fellowships.
The 2018/19 application fees for Access Members, associated with each level of Fellowship application, are as below (please note these costs may be subject to change);
For more information on the HEA, please visit the Advance Higher Education Academy website
Advance HE Fellowship Applications 2019 Timeline
Call for Expressions of Interest.
Closing date: 12 April
Confirmation of applicants for 2019 and matching of mentors. Online information/PD session: Fellowship requirements, timeline and submission process
May-June (8 weeks)
Writing initial drafts with feedback from mentors and Fellowship peers (2-3 drafts)
Campus-based workshops to review working drafts and assess progress (as needed)
30 August - 6 September
QA completed 27 September
Submission of final drafts for review by Fellowships Quality Assurance team: Applications that are considered not meeting requirements for the nominated Fellowship level may be recommended to submit at a lower level or be recommended further development and delayed for submission in a future round
Due 31 October
Revising and re-working of applications, incorporating feedback provided by the Quality Assurance team. Final applications submitted to DLT office
Commence submission of final applications, along with completed Supporting Statements, for final QA by Chair, Awards and Grants Committee
Commence uploading of submissions by applicants on the Advance Higher Education web portal (detailed instructions will be provided).