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Information for staff who teach
Do you teach, or help students learn, at the University of Exeter?
Colleagues in a wide range of roles and contexts are teaching and supporting students’ learning at the University. You may be an academic or teaching fellow, a post doc or technical specialist with teaching responsibilities, a graduate teaching assistant or demonstrator, a specialist tutor or assessor, or a skills or library adviser. Whatever your role, the University provides a range of opportunities for you to find out more about possible approaches to teaching, curriculum development, assessment and student support in our research-led University.
Lecturers (Education and Research/Education and Scholarship) newly appointed to the University are normally expected to engage in the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP). Successful completion of this course enables you to gain the nationally-recognised status of ‘Fellow of the Higher Education Academy’ (FHEA).
Support is available for experienced staff to obtain Fellowhship of the HEA through the ASPIRE scheme.
The Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE) programme is mainly for PhD students who teach and/or assess, but staff are welcome to drop into these sessions, which explore ways of involving students actively in their own learning, and ensuring that we develop our students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in creative ways. Successful completion of LTHE enables you to gain Associate of the Higher Education Academy (AHEA) status. Follow the link for more information, and for our online ‘sign up’ facility.
Additional stand-alone sessions on aspects of teaching are referred to as ASPIRE Academic Practice Events. These are on topics such as doctoral supervision; using videoconferencing for teaching; personal tutoring; programme and module design; technology-enhanced learning; and teaching in an internationalised university. You can sign up online through the course listings pages - all colleagues with any kind of teaching or student support role are welcome!
Our courses are referenced to the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education. They also support the University in fulfilling the aims of its Education Strategy. If you have any suggestions or queries regarding professional development for colleagues with teaching and teaching-related roles at the University, please contact Education Enhancement.