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sALTiRE (Academic Learning and Teaching Routes for Excellence)

UWS Academy offers the opportunity for experienced staff who teach and/ or directly support student learning to achieve Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, at one of following four categories: Associate Fellowship, Fellowship, Senior Fellowship or Principal Fellowship. The sALTiRE scheme at UWS in accredited by Advance HE (formerly known as The Higher Education Academy). The scheme is based on the UK Professional Standards Framework (2011)- a nationally recognised framework for benchmarking success within Higher Education teaching and the support of learning.

The sALTiRE scheme is the experiential route to Higher Education Academy Recognition at UWS. For those who might be interested in the taught route to recognition at UWS, please visit our webpage for the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

 

PLEASE NOTE: the University is likely to end its subscription to Advance HE in July 2020. This would mean that we will no longer assess claims and award Fellowship of any category beyond the May 2020 panel. We recommend that you aim to apply to the November 2019 or February 2020 deadlines so that, if your application requires major amendments, there is time to make them for the final deadline in May.

 

Categories of Fellowship

As a guideline, we recommend that applicants have the following amount of ‘full-time equivalent’ (FTE) experience of teaching and/ or supporting learning in Higher Education:

Category

Timeframe of experience in Higher Education

Associate Fellowship

18 months FTE

Fellowship

3 years FTE

Senior Fellowship

5 years FTE

 

For Principal Fellowship you are recommended to have a minimum of 3 years FTE experience of institutional strategic leadership and/or wider (inter)national settings in a teaching and/or supporting student learning-related role in higher education.

 

Advance HE has also developed a Fellowship category tool to help you decide which category of Fellowship is the most appropriate for you, based on your teaching and/ or support of learning practice in Higher Education.

Taking the experiential route to recognition means filling out an application form to demonstrate how you meet the appropriate descriptor and dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework (2011). In your claim, applicants are asked to provide an Account of Professional Practice (APP) in learning and teaching. The APP for Associate Fellowship is 1400 words, for Fellowship it is 3000 words and for Senior Fellowship it is 6000 words.

 

The sALTiRE Process at UWS

At UWS, you can make a claim against any of the categories of Fellowship, based on your experience of teaching and/ or support of learning. The process for applying for Fellowship is as follows:

  1. Attend a 1 hour introductory workshop to sALTiRE, which you can sign up for on our Eventbrite page. This is the only compulsory face-to-face aspect of participating in sALTiRE.
  2. Access the UWS Academy sALTiRE Moodle site (please note: the enrolment key will be provided at the introductory workshop; if you haven't attended the workshop, you will not be able to access the site). The Moodle site includes information and resources to help you make your claim.
  3. Gather evidence of your experience of and impact on learning and teaching.
  4. Participate in Learning and Teaching CPD events. You are required to show that you have completed 10 hours of learning and teaching related CPD activities (for example, attendance at L&T conferences, UWS Academy events and other L&T CPD)
  5. Participate in a peer observation of teaching with a colleague.
  6. Choose two referees for your claim.
  7. Submit your claim on the UWS Academy sALTiRE Moodle site before the appropriate deadline.

 

2019/20 deadlines

To repeat - the University is likely to end its subscription to Advance HE in July 2020. This would mean that we will no longer assess claims and award Fellowship (of any category) beyond the May 2020 panel. We recommend that you aim to apply to the November or February deadlines so that, if your application requires major amendments, there is time to make them for the final deadline in May.

 

The sALTiRE submission deadlines for 2019-20 are as follows:

Wednesday the 13th of November 2019 at 2pm

Tuesday the 25th of February 2020 at 2pm

Wednesday the 20th of May 2020 at 2pm

Last updated: 26/04/2019