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Professional Standards Framework Review 2022

03 Feb 2022 | Advance HE Advance HE announces plans for a sector-led PSF review

The Professional Standards Framework (PSF), a globally-recognised framework for benchmarking success within higher education teaching and learning, is to be reviewed this year. This is the first review since 2011.

The review aims to ensure the PSF remains a robust framework for individuals and higher education institutions, supporting good practice and effective leadership of teaching and learning.

Announcing the sector-led review, Kathryn Harrison-Graves, Advance HE Director of Membership and Accreditation, said: “The project seeks to retain the strengths of the current framework, and in consultation with the sector, to propose amendments which will build on its positive impact on learning, teaching and the student experience.”

The review will be overseen by a sector-led Steering Group and will be carried out by a Project Team  consisting colleagues from across the sector, with Advance HE facilitating this work. Respecting both the global nature of higher education and the range of contexts the PSF is now recognised, the Steering Group and the Project Team have proportional international representation.

The revised PSF is scheduled to be launched in November 2022. In the meantime, there will be no impact for those who are currently on their Fellowship journey.

More information about the review, including the transition period, is available here. Regular updates about the review, and how to engage with it, will be shared widely.

Advance HE is the custodian of the PSF, and committed to this review on behalf of the sector in its Strategy 2021-24.


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