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Open invitation to tender for UKPSF research study

13 Jan 2020 | Advance HE We’re inviting tenders for a research study on evaluating the impact of institutional accreditation against the UKPSF.

Advance HE is working with UUK and GuildHE to develop a programme of work on behalf of the sector which ensures that the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in HE (PSF) and associated Fellowship and Advance HE accreditation schemes are effective in the contemporary and changing higher education context.

The PSF is used across the UK and globally to support the professional development and professional recognition of staff who teach and/or support learning in higher education.

There are now more than 125,000 people across the world who have been awarded a Fellowship aligned to the PSF and across 169 institutions there are more than 500 Advance HE accredited programmes operating globally.

The programme will be led by Kathryn Harrison-Graves, Director for Membership and Accreditation at Advance HE, the first phase of which is to commission an independent impact evaluation of Advance HE institutional accreditation against the PSF.  

Engagement with the PSF has grown significantly in recent years, reflecting the investment that institutions are making in the enhancement of educational practices.
From the emerging body of literature, we know that engaging with the PSF can be both individually transformative and institutionally impactful. However, as we approach a decade since the PSF was last updated there is the need for a more systemic approach to gathering the evidence that will allow Advance HE to work with the sector, ensuring that Fellowship and accreditation services meet our members’ needs, and that the PSF is adopted as the world-leading standard and is used successfully to enhance practice in the broadest of contexts.”

Kathryn Harrison-Graves

The deadline for tender applications from institutions and research organisations is 12 noon (GMT) on 3 February 2020.

Accreditation Impact Evaluation
Accreditation Impact Evaluation View Document

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