This project focuses on providing a framework for administrative staff who support and/or participate in teaching and learning activities and will enable them to work towards Associate Fellowship status of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). Participants will be supported in curating their own journey through the programme, accessing both existing LDC workshops and newly developed skills and support sessions. These sessions include introductory workshops, reflective writing skills workshop and a skills analysis workshop together with opportunities to share practice in the Hub sessions. The framework will be tailored to the programme's participants and will enable administrative staff to identify, develop and celebrate their skills in the delivery and support of teaching and learning through professional accreditation in the form of the AFHEA. The project is a collaborative effort between the Learning Development Centre and Dr Rebecca Fisher from Student Admissions and Recruitment Office.
The framework will enable participants to gain an understanding of teaching and learning practices, provide an opportunity for staff to develop skills, facilitate engagement with the student experience, offer an opportunity to reflect on their own practice and provide an opportunity for collaboration with colleagues from across the institution.
Jess Humphreys is a Learning and Development Adviser (Teaching and Learning Unit). She leads the 'Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education' programme for Postgraduate Researchers who teach and contributes to the teaching and learning programme for the PGA in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and PCAPP. Other areas of interest and practice include widening participation and technology enhanced learning.