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ASPIRE PRP Guidance Session


About this course:

The focus of the ASPIRE Guidance Session is professional recognition for teaching and supporting learning in higher education.

The session includes an outline of the routes to HEA Fellowship through the University of Exeter's Accrediting Staff Professionalism in Research-Led Education (ASPIRE) Framework.

You will be introduced to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), the four categories of Fellowship, and the process of applying via the ASPIRE Professional Recognition Pathway.

You will engage in activities which will help you map your education practice to the UKPSF and to the relevant Fellowship Descriptor.

You will also have the opportunity to reflect on your current practice and the ways in which you can develop yourself in preparation for an application for ASPIRE/HEA Fellowship.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this workshop, you will be able to:.

- Identify which route to Fellowship is the most appropriate for you.

- Select which Fellowship category best aligns with your experience as an educator.

- Explore your experience of teaching and supporting learning in relation to the criteria for ASPIRE/HEA Fellowship.

- Carefully consider the process of applying for Fellowship.

- Reflect on your current practice and any areas for development in building your case.

Who should attend this course? The ASPIRE Guidance Workshops are open to all academic and professional services colleagues with a role in teaching and supporting learning.

What previous participants have said about the course:

"It was really helpful to see the breadth of experience that can be used to apply for ASPIRE Fellowship." "I feel complete my application."

Learning provider:

This session is facilitated by the Academic Development team.

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