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Webinar: An introduction to the Professional Standards Framework and Fellowship

This webinar will present and discuss how the Professional Standards Framework, Fellowship and Accreditation are being adopted to support professionalism in learning and teaching in HE across the Central Asian region.

2 December 2021, 08:30 (GMT)
Free to attend

This webinar, taking place on 2 December 2021, will provide an introduction to the PSF and Fellowship with speakers from Advance HE, partner institutions and fellows. It will explore the benefits Fellowship provides institutions and individuals. There will be a specific focus on examples from Central Asia. The webinar is free to attend.

Fellowship demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education. Across four categories, from Associate to Principal, Fellowship provides individuals with recognition of their practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning. There are over 150,000 fellows worldwide.

The four categories of Fellowship are awarded on the basis of evidence of personal professional practice which meets the requirements of one of the four Descriptors of the Professional Standards Framework (PSF). The PSF has been developed as a standards framework for the higher education sector that sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviours demonstrated by those teaching and/or supporting higher education learning.

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The webinar will welcome speakers from Advance HE, partner institutions and some of our fellows, below you will find further information on who is speaking.

Ian Hall

Ian Hall, AFHEA
Head of Membership (International), Advance HE

Ian joined Advance HE (as the HEA) in April 2016 and is Head of International Membership. Ian supports higher education providers across the world to engage with Advance HE’s membership, with particular experience in learning and teaching enhancement, Fellowship and accreditation.

Ian also works with national governments, ministries and other agencies across the world to support developmental projects across a range of Advance HE’s activity. Ian has a keen interest in digital learning, having previously worked for an e-Learning provider and supported a range of online and mobile learning projects. Before joining Advance HE, Ian worked for a higher education institution in a professional services role. Ian is an Advance HE Associate Fellow.

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Tashmin Khamis

Dr. Tashmin Khamis, PFHEA
Professor & Vice Provost (Quality, Teaching & Learning), Office of the Provost, The Aga Khan University, South-Central Asia, East Africa & UK

Dr Khamis is the founding Director, of the Networks of Quality, Teaching and Learning, working globally across all AKU campuses. Since 2013, she has led the establishment of AKU's Academic Quality and Teaching and Learning Frameworks. Dr Khamis is responsible for the professional educational development for faculty across all disciplines including on teaching with technology, the establishment of a virtual learning environment and promoting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) globally across all campuses of AKU. 

As Vice-Provost, Dr Khamis oversees the professionalisation of teaching amongst faculty through the Advance HE accredited TEACH scheme at AKU, enabling faculty to gain Fellowships to internationally benchmark teaching effectiveness to the Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Support of Learning (PSF​). As Vice Provost, she is establishing the AKU Teacher's Academy as the first such inter-disciplinary Academy of faculty peer mentors in the developing​ world​. 

​Dr Khamis​​ is a Principal Fellow and has been appointed to the Advance HE Global Perspectives Strategic Advisory Group and has served as a Judge on the Advance HE prestigious global teaching excellence award.

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Mustafa Malek

Mustafa Melek, PhD, PFHEA

After he taught in schools for about one decade, he worked as a lecturer, founder and top manager in various HE institutes including Beykent University in Turkey and Plato University of Management and Design in Kyrgyzstan.

Many years in academia has brought him various strategic roles in higher education. He started some vocational HE programmes in 13 different cities of Turkey under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project with the Ministry of Education. He worked as a project consultant, management consultant, quality assurance specialist and training consultant in national and foreign companies in various sectors. He started working in collaboration with HEA (now Advance HE) and some other UK institutions to train academic staff and manage change. His various articles on education policies were published in the daily papers in Turkey.

He is the partner and chairman of the board of Educatek Education Technologies and Services Limited Company, which operates in the education consultancy and student services.

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Examples from across the globe

In October, Advance HE was proud to announce that it has awarded over 150,000 teaching and learning Fellowships. Below are stories from some of the institutions that have successfully embedded Fellowship and from some of our fellows.

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Srinakharinwirot University demonstrates commitment to teaching and learning as it reaches 100 Fellows

Srinakharinwirot University (SWU) in Thailand has recently passed the milestone of having 100 teaching Fellows recognised by Advance HE. There are now 109 Fellows recognised at the institution across all categories, including one Principal Fellow, 60 Senior Fellows and 48 Fellows. SWU celebrated reaching the milestone on their University Foundation Day on 28 April, a day which marks the founding of the university in 1949.

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Princess Nourah University

Accreditation success for Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University

Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University the largest women's university in the world, is the first university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to be able to confer Advance HE Fellowship on its teaching and learning support staff.

Led by staff in its Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) which is under the umbrella of the Academic Development Deanship (ADD), PNU has been working towards accreditation over the past three years, establishing a strong team of Fellows, including two Principal Fellows, 14 Senior Fellows, 65 Fellows and two Associate Fellows. 

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Building a strong and active learning community at the University of Warwick

Here, Dr Letizia Gramaglia and Dr Rebecca Freeman from the University of Warwick explain what Senior Fellowship has done for them and their institution. Dr Letizia Gramaglia, is a Principal Fellow and Head of Academic Development (ADC) and Director of the Warwick International Higher Education Academy (WIHEA), and Dr Rebecca Freeman is a Senior Fellow and Associate Professor and Dean of Students.

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