Advance HE is a global not-for-profit organisation and registered charity based in the UK. We support the improvement of higher education for the benefit of students, staff and society. We have over 400 members in 32 different countries, and our work includes improving teaching and learning, leadership and governance, and equality in higher education.
We help higher education be the best it can be.
Higher education providers and systems that are inclusive, sustainable and high-performing in all they do.
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Our work in Thailand
Advance HE has been working with higher education institutions in Thailand for over five years. This has included the delivery of a range of programmes to support with teaching in higher education, and the recognition of a large number of Thai lecturers as Fellows of Advance HE. Thailand now has the second highest number of Fellows outside of the UK, with over 975 staff recognised, including three Principal Fellows. The first Principal Fellowship to be awarded in Thailand was to Professor Wichit Srisa-an, the former Minister of Education in Thailand.
Advance HE delivered a national teaching programme for OHEC and the ThaiPOD network in 2018, which was attended by 60 staff from over 20 different Thai universities, many of whom are now Senior Fellows.
Advance HE Members in Thailand
Advance HE currently has five member institutions in Thailand:
- Prince of Songkla University
- Srinakharinwirot University
- Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University
- Suranaree University of Technology
- Walailak University
Advance HE has also supported groups of staff from Suan Dusit University and King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thonburi to achieve Fellowship.
There is now a culture of teaching at Walailak University. Before this work, staff did not talk about teaching, whereas now you can hear them discussing their teaching in everyday conversations. Student learning is at the heart of all our work.”
Associate Professor Dr. Surin Maisrikrod, Vice President for Global Engagement and Faculty Development at Walailak University
Improving teaching and recognising success
Advance HE’s Fellowship programme is based on the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning (UKPSF). Achieving a category of Fellowship demonstrates that a member of staff meets the criteria set in the UKPSF, and gives them international recognition for their teaching in higher education.
Fellowship of Advance HE is increasingly required by many higher education providers to gain a job as a lecturer, and as part of the promotion or reward requirements for senior roles such as Deans and Professors. Research has shown that Fellowship has personal and institutional benefits, and that embedding the UKPSF within an institution can build a culture of teaching and learning at the institution.
Advance HE can support institutions to improve teaching and learning by delivering training programmes and through the adoption of the UKPSF by delivering Fellowship workshops and support for accreditation.
Products and services
Advance HE has a range of programmes that support developing and recognising teaching in higher education. Examples of our programmes are listed below, which can all be delivered face-to-face, online or in a blended format depending on your preference.
Teaching Skills Masterclass
Flexible and evidence-based teaching for the development of university-level teachers. It is aimed at exposing staff to new approaches in teaching and learning in higher education.
Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
A flexible, evidence-based and sustainable solution for the development of university-level teachers, based on “what works” in higher education.
These workshops prepare a group of staff to make applications for Fellowship at a specific category. The workshops can be run online and provide a dedicated space to focus on the requirements of Fellowship, review example applications relevant to participants’ contexts and to plan applications.