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Advance HE appoints Fellowship and Accreditation Expert Advisory Group

16 Sep 2021 | Advance HE Meeting the needs of our members in Fellowship and accreditation

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 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.

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