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New PSF set to launch at virtual event

18 Jan 2023 | Advance HE The Professional Standards Framework 2023 will launch on 31 January at an event with expert speakers from the UK, Australia and Thailand.

A revised version of the globally-recognised framework for benchmarking success within higher education teaching and learning support is set to launch on Tuesday 31 January.

Following a sector-led review of the Professional Standards Framework (PSF), Advance HE is delighted to launch the 2023 version on behalf of the sector to a global audience in a virtual event with a line-up of expert speakers from across the UK, Australia and Thailand.

Chaired by Professor Helen O’Sullivan, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Chester and chair of the steering group which oversaw the review, the virtual event will showcase the importance of the key changes to the PSF and what they will enable.

Speakers include:

Professor Gary Thomas, Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Education, Research and Engagement at RMIT University in Australia, will share how the new framework reflects practice in the many contexts that higher education operates within.

Professor Wichit Srisa-an, Chairman of Suranaree University of Technology Council, President of Thai Association for Cooperative Education at Suranaree University of Technology and former Minister of Education in Thailand, will discuss the impact of strategic leadership in relation to teaching and supporting learning and how this can be more broadly recognised through Principal Fellowship.

Professor Paul Bartholomew, Vice-ChancellorUlster University, will cover the importance of understanding and evidencing effectiveness and impact.

Professor Nazira Karodia, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice Principal for Learning & TeachingEdinburgh Napier University, will talk about the centrality of inclusive practice.

Dr Mark E Allinson, Director of Student ExperienceLondon School of Economics and Political Science, will consider the importance of student support.

Dr Jean Harris-Evans, Vice Principal – Higher Education, The Sheffield College, will discuss the practice of  leading and influencing others within teaching and supporting learning.

Dr Deeba Gallacher and Simbo Ajayi from Middlesex University will explore collaboration and its importance within effective practice.

“We are delighted to launch the new PSF on behalf of the sector at this virtual event.

“The new PSF retains the strengths of the current framework, and through consultation with the sector, includes enhancements which I believe will build on its positive impact on learning, teaching and the student experience in a broad range of global settings.

“I am extremely grateful to colleagues across both the UK and internationally who have helped us create a contemporary update to a framework that this so valued by those who currently engage with it. I hope that the areas which have been enhanced enable the framework to support teaching and learning practice in the broadest range of contexts, and would encourage colleagues whether they have used the PSF and been recognised as Fellows, or are new to the PSF, to join the event to celebrate this exciting development."

Kathryn Harrison-Graves, Advance HE Executive Director of Membership, Innovation and Development

The Professional Standards Framework underpins Fellowship, the internationally recognised badge of professional success for those who teach and support learning in higher education. More than 166,000 people are now recognised as Fellows, with 14,500 situated outside of the UK. The revised framework is designed to make Fellowship more accessible in a wider range of cultural contexts to colleagues working in higher education who teach or support learning.

Professional Standards Framework 2023 launch event

On behalf of the sector, Advance HE will launch the new Professional Standards Framework (PSF) via a virtual event at 08:00 -  09:00 (GMT) on 31 January 2023.

Join us at the launch event to hear from speakers drawn from the global HE community about the importance of the key changes to the PSF and what they will enable. Find out more and book your place


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