Congratulations to Dr Chris Dalton for achieving fellowship of HEA
26 May 2015
Congratulations to Dr Chris Dalton, Academic in Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour who has recently achieved fellowship of HEA after taking advantage of the FLAIR CPD scheme
What is the FLAIR CPD scheme?
The FLAIR CPD scheme is an internal accreditation process which enables experienced staff to gain professional recognition for the work they do in teaching or supporting learning. The scheme is accredited by the HEA and fully aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), a national framework for comprehensively recognising and benchmarking teaching and learning support within Higher Education.
The scheme is open to experienced colleagues across the institution involved in teaching or supporting learning, whatever their job title. Some applicants might not previously have had the opportunity to gain a teaching qualification. Others may already have a teaching qualification but may have further developed their practice by taking on new responsibilities and they may now wish to have this work recognised by applying for a higher category of Fellowship.
What are the benefits?
Achieving Fellowship through the FLAIR CPD scheme brings many benefits for individuals. These include:
- the chance to have your practice in teaching and/or supporting learning recognised through an internationally recognised ‘badge of quality’
- the entitlement to use post-nominal letters (AFHEA, FHEA, SFHEA, PFHEA)
- a ‘portable career asset’ which is increasingly required across the sector and included within job descriptions, promotion criteria and rewards processes
- the opportunity to develop knowledge of pedagogy and evidence informed practice through engaging with the scholarship of teaching and learning
- the opportunity to reflect on practice and to identify strengths and goals for future development