Advance HE has formed a Fellowship and Accreditation Expert Advisory Group to provide expert advice and guidance to Advance HE staff, our Peer Review Quality (PRQ) Committee and ultimately the Advance HE Board on matters relating to Fellowship and accreditation services.
Advance HE has appointed 14 members, including a Chair, to the Fellowship and Accreditation Expert Advisory Group made up of UK and international Advance HE member institutions with high level understanding of higher education in a wide variety of contexts.
Fellowship and Accreditation Expert Advisory Group members:
- Professor Tim Woods (Chair), Pro-Vice Chancellor (Learning, Teaching and Student Experience), Aberystwyth University
- Katie Akerman, Director of Quality and Standards, University of Chichester
- Dr Timos Almpanis, Senior Lecturer L & T and Director accredited scheme, Kingston University.
- Dr Duncan Cross, Associate Teaching Professor & Head of Education, University of Bolton
- Dr Sarah Floyd, Reader in Higher Education Practice and accredited scheme lead, Ulster University
- Dr Anthony Manning, Dean of Internationalisation, University of Kent
- Dr Luke Millard, Dean of Learning and Teaching, Abertay University
- Associate Professor Barbie Panther, Director Teaching Capability and Lead accredited Fellowship Program, Deakin University
- Associate Professor Jane Rarieya, Associate Professor & Director Institute for Educational Development, Aga Khan University
- Professor Samantha Schmidt, Director, UCL Arena Centre for Research-based Education, University College London
- Professor Mark Schofield, Professor and Dean of Teaching and Learning, Edge Hill University
- Dr Lucy Spowart, Associate Professor Clinical Education, University of Plymouth
- Professor Judy Williams, Associate Vice President for Teaching, Learning and Students, Director of the Institute for T & L., Director of accredited scheme, University of Manchester
- Louise Woodcock, Director of Academic Practice, University of Leeds.
Professor Tim Woods, Chair of the Fellowship and Accreditation Expert Advisory Group, said, “My current role involves oversight of the student experience from admission to graduation and beyond, including the learning and teaching environment. Consequently, I am keen to aid colleagues in their teaching development and ways to support students during their time at university…I hope that being part of this Group will help generate robust mentoring, inspiring and engaging Fellowships and awards that underpin high quality teaching foundations across the HE landscape.”
Kathryn Harrison-Graves, Advance HE Director of Membership and Accreditation said, “I am delighted that we are bringing together a group of experts in Teaching &Learning and academic practice, representing our broad range of members. They will use their expertise to help to advise and guide us as both accreditation and Fellowship develop to meet the changing needs of the sector.
“We know from independent research into the Impact of accreditation the importance that institutions and individual place on accreditation and Fellowship, so it’s vital that our work is informed by our members. We are very much looking forward to working with the group.”
Advance HE currently accredits professional development in learning and teaching with more than 170 member institutions, including 26 non-UK members. Nearly 150,000 Fellowships have been awarded to recognise individual successful learning and teaching practice, with more than 11,000 of these Fellowships based outside the UK.