Role Modelling and Strategically Leading – the value of Recognition as a Principal Fellow – Part 1

In the HEA Fellowship blog, we’re continuing to measure the impact that HEA Fellowship has on teaching practices, on students and on the practices and approaches of peers. Claire Morgan gained her Principal Fellowship recognition in November 2021 and joined a small, but growing number of Principal Fellows at Swansea University.  Claire is Associate ProfessorContinue reading “Role Modelling and Strategically Leading – the value of Recognition as a Principal Fellow – Part 1”

Celebrating 600 Fellows at Swansea University – Adapting To Online Learning

What I actually found was taking what I’ve been doing and seeing how it matched up to the Dimensions (of practice of the UKPSF) and then also by doing that you find the holes in that as well…and so that led, helped, especially with moving everything to to live Zoom lectures, it helped me organise.Continue reading “Celebrating 600 Fellows at Swansea University – Adapting To Online Learning”

Celebrating 600 Fellows at Swansea University – Senior Fellow Reflections on the value of recognition

Applying for HEA Fellowship] helps you to reflect on things and have confidence in your own teaching rather than just kind of doing the day job.       In late 2020, Darren Minister from SALT’s Recognition Team interviewed Nia Davies, Associate Professor and Senior Fellow of the HEA in Swansea University’s Medical School askingContinue reading “Celebrating 600 Fellows at Swansea University – Senior Fellow Reflections on the value of recognition”

Evidencing Learning – TweetChats, ‘Lurking’ and the Value of Reflection

Providing evidence of undertaking Continuing Professional Development (CPD)(1) or Continual Professional Learning (CPL) especially for HEA Fellowship claims (any category) can resort to a list of courses attended (in person/online). While certainly applauding an ongoing commitment to keeping practice up to date and having enough time to engage in numerous CPD opportunities, providing a listContinue reading “Evidencing Learning – TweetChats, ‘Lurking’ and the Value of Reflection”

Teaching in HE during Challenging Times – Swansea University’s 600th Fellow!

Introduce yourself – who are you? My name is Dan Forman and I have taught in the Department of Biosciences for over 20 years. Why did gaining Senior Fellowship recognition matter to you?  Why apply? If I am honest, gaining recognition as a SFHEA greatly assisted raising my own confidence; I was able to takeContinue reading “Teaching in HE during Challenging Times – Swansea University’s 600th Fellow!”

Celebrating HEA Fellowship at Swansea University – applying UKPSF standards while teaching online

Some Introductions… I am Dr Anthony Charles, a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice. I am programme director for the MA in Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology and I am a Senior Fellow of the HEA and a UKAT Senior Recognised Advisor. I teach in Criminology, with a focus on my specialist subjects whichContinue reading “Celebrating HEA Fellowship at Swansea University – applying UKPSF standards while teaching online”

Celebrating 500 Fellows at Swansea University – Why recognising teaching is important for all staff who teach | Dathlu 500 Cymrawd ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe – Pam bod cydnabod dysgu yn bwysig ar gyfer yr holl staff sy’n addysgu

Yamni Nigam is a Professor on the Enhanced Innovation and Engagement strand and has been working at Swansea University for over 20 years.  She teaches on the broad multidisciplinary topic of Biomedical Sciences – specifically covering anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology – in the College of Human and Health Science.  You may also know her throughContinue reading “Celebrating 500 Fellows at Swansea University – Why recognising teaching is important for all staff who teach | Dathlu 500 Cymrawd ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe – Pam bod cydnabod dysgu yn bwysig ar gyfer yr holl staff sy’n addysgu”

Celebrating 500 Fellows at Swansea University – HEA Fellowship – an investment for your future | Dathlu 500 Cymrawd ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe – Cymrodoriaeth yr AAU – buddsoddiad ar gyfer eich dyfodol

In this difficult period of adjusting to online learning and teaching, gaining recognition for your teaching as an HEA Fellow may not be something at the foremost of your to do list. However its a very rewarding application process, enabling you to reflect on your teaching practice, celebrate the approaches that have worked well andContinue reading “Celebrating 500 Fellows at Swansea University – HEA Fellowship – an investment for your future | Dathlu 500 Cymrawd ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe – Cymrodoriaeth yr AAU – buddsoddiad ar gyfer eich dyfodol”

Celebrating 500 Fellows at Swansea University – Listen to his story | Dathlu 500 Cymrawd ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe – gwrandewch ar ei stori ef

  Steve Morris from the College of Arts and Humanities gained his HEA Fellow recognition in October 2018. Speaking with Louise Rees in the SALT Recognition Team, he shares his story of gaining Fellowship, tips for making an application and the support he had. Click the SoundCloud link to listen – no account needed (approxContinue reading “Celebrating 500 Fellows at Swansea University – Listen to his story | Dathlu 500 Cymrawd ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe – gwrandewch ar ei stori ef”

Open Door Observation – Large Group Teaching | Arsylwi Drws Agored – Dysgu Grŵp Mawr

During November 2019, I was fortunate enough to observe two staff deliver teaching and learning support to large groups of students.  The first, Dr. Mark Coleman from the College of Engineering teaches over 150 students in his classes and Dr. Sian Rees from the College of Arts and Humanities was teaching a group of approximatelyContinue reading “Open Door Observation – Large Group Teaching | Arsylwi Drws Agored – Dysgu Grŵp Mawr”