HEA Recognition: MMU Professional Standards Framework

Categories of Fellowship

Associate Fellow (AFHEA)

This category is suitable for teachers and support staff who may not carry out the full range of teaching activities and those who may not be involved in formally assessing students: graduate teaching assistants; research assistants; associate lecturers; people in roles supporting teaching and learning, such as technicians, librarians, demonstrators and student experience tutors.

Applying for Associate Fellow

Fellow (FHEA)

This category is suitable for lecturers and teaching-related practitioners who perform the full range of academic teaching activities, and whose sphere of influence is predominantly on students. You will be required to provide evidence of effectiveness in substantive teaching and supporting learning roles and demonstrate understanding of effective approaches to learning and teaching support as a contribution to high quality student learning.

Applying for Fellow

Senior Fellow (SFHEA)

This category is most suited to staff in roles which involve the development of colleagues' academic practice. You will be an experienced member of staff able to demonstrate impact and influence through, for example: responsibility for leading, managing or organising programmes, subjects and/or disciplinary areas; formal or informal coaching, mentoring or training. You will be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as a key contribution to high quality student learning.

Applying for Senior Fellow

Principal Fellow (PFHEA)

This category is most suited to highly experienced colleagues with strategic impact on teaching and learning at faculty, institution, national or international level. You will demonstrate a sustained record of effective strategic leadership in academic practice and development with wide-ranging strategic leadership responsibilities in connection with key aspects of teaching and supporting learning.

Applying for Principal Fellow

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