The MMU Professional Standards Framework Scheme (PSF)

Would you like to achieve formal recognition of your role in teaching and/or supporting learning?

The MMU PSF scheme is designed to provide MMU staff with an internal professional development route to HEA fellowship recognition at four levels, integrated with MMU's well-established, internal, HEA accredited Academic Practice programmes.

Which Category of Fellowship is relevant to me?

Associate Fellow (D1)

  • New to Teaching in HE
  • Research Assistants
  • GTAs
  • Demonstrators
  • Library Staff
  • Student Experience Officers

Fellow (D2)

  • Lecturers/Senior Lecturers
  • Early career Academic

Senior Fellow (D3)

  • Experienced Academic Staff with a sustained impact on teaching and learning
  • Principal Lecturers
  • Programme Leaders
  • SLTFs
  • Leadership/Mentorship roles in staff development and mentorship

Principal Fellow (D4)

  • Highly experienced staff with wide range of strategic leadership within teaching and learning
  • Institutional strategic leads for teaching and learning
  • Strategic influence on teaching and learning at a national/international level

 

What are the Routes to Fellowship?

There are two routes to gaining professional recognition - the taught route and the recognition route. Here is some guidance to help you decide which route is most appropriate for you:

 

Taught route

Recommended route for Fellowship and Associate Fellowship applicants who fulfill the criteria below:

  • Carry out a full teaching remit including eg assessment and marking (if not, see support staff box below)
  • Minimal previous CPD focussing on teaching and learning and pedagogy
  • Unfamiliar with reflective writing
  • Not familiar with the scholarship underpinning my teaching practice

Recognition route

Route for all Senior and Principal Fellow applicants.
Recommended route for Fellowship and Associate Fellowship applicants who fulfill the criteria below:

  • Have engaged with CPD that has a focus on teaching and learning and pedagogy
  • > 3 years HE teaching/supporting learning experience
  • Familiar with reflective writing
  • Confident at discussing and referring to appropriate literature linked to the scholarship underpinning my teaching practice

 

 

If you are in a support staff role and don't have a full teaching remit (eg librarians, some demonstrators)

Recommended taught routes for support staff:

 

  • If you don't have much experience we recommend: Teaching and Learning Essentials for New Teachers (TALENT)
  • If you do have some experience we recommend: FLEX 15 [PSF]