Advance HE welcomes Dr John Eales, Associate Head (Teaching and Learning) in the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics at the University of Plymouth as its 10,000th Senior Fellow.
John is currently a module leader on the Mathematics and Statistics degrees as well as on service modules in the Faculty of Business. In total, he has taught across five faculties within the University of Plymouth from foundation through to master level. He has been teaching at Plymouth for over 28 years, and was encouraged by their Teaching and Learning support to apply for fellowship.
“A lot of people in my area are put off applying for fellowship as they think that it’s for those who are doing lots of trendy pedagogical things. My case shows that someone with essentially a traditional approach can still be recognised. It’s not about trends, it’s about a commitment to quality. ”
Achieving Senior Fellowship demonstrates a commitment to teaching, learning and the student experience through engagement in a practical process that encourages research, reflection and development. It evidences a sustained record of effectiveness in relation to teaching and learning.
Alison Johns, CEO of Advance HE said, “Advance HE reaching the milestone of 10,000 Senior Fellows is a real testament to the hard work of applicants and demonstrates not only the successful academic practice of these individuals but importantly their sustained influence and impact on the teaching and learning practices of their colleagues. I’m delighted that John is our 10,000th Senior Fellow, the news is a fitting reflection of his impressive career.”
Professor Julian Chaudhuri, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Student Experience) at the University, added: “Advance HE’s fellowships recognise the professionalism, expertise and commitment of our lecturers. Around 100 Plymouth academics have been awarded senior fellowships over the years, and their experience in turn has huge benefits for our students. John has taught thousands of students over almost three decades at the University, and this accolade is just reward for his work across all subjects and levels of study.”
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