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Professor Mark Schofield

Mark has been involved with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) since its inception, having fed into consultations at all stages of its development. His engagement is based upon strong philosophical commitment to the professionalisation and enhancement of University teachers through adding clarity to the expectations of the skills knowledge values and attitudes that should prevail.
Edge Hill University
Job Title
Professor and Dean of Teaching and Learning

Mark advocates for the UKPSF as a developmental tool which can focus hearts and minds in universities on the fundamental business of teaching for effective learning and student growth and success.

He led the establishment of the Edge Hill UKPSF CPD scheme (D1-D4) as pan-University Dean and Professor of learning and teaching in HE and has extensive experience as an internal and external assessor and engagement with the Principal Fellowship networks. He has used the philosophy of UKPSF widely, frequently supporting universities with their pursuit of teaching excellence whilst working as a visiting professor and advisor in Asia.

His commitment to the UKPSF is grounded in his own values as an educator. He views the contribution of this Fellowship and Accreditation Expert Advisory Group to the operations of the UKPSF in the future as being key to making a difference globally to a shared culture of teaching quality enhancement.