Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship

Massey University is an international strategic partner of the AdvanceHE (formerly the Higher Education Academy (HEA)).  As such the University is able to offer staff a range of different development opportunities that can lead to an HEA fellowship.  Massey has committed to this strategic partnership with the HEA to assist in the development of teaching and learning practice across the university.  Attaining fellowship through the HEA comes with the following benefits:

  • Demonstrates your commitment to teaching, learning and the student experience
  • Identifies your expertise with the entitlement to use post-nominal letters (AFHEA, FHEA, SFHEA, PFHEA)
  • Provides career opportunities
  • Consolidates evidence of your professional practice in higher education
  • Provides a valuable measure of success

The information below describes the different levels of fellows and the opportunities to gain recognition for your practice in the form of a fellowship.

Associate Fellow

Associate Fellow (AFHEA)

Details      

The Associate Fellow is best suited to:

  • new to teaching staff
  • early career researchers with some teaching responsibilities
  • a staff member who supports academic provision
  • a staff member who undertakes the role of demonstrator/technician with some teaching-related responsibilities
  • an experienced staff member working in a relevant professional area who may be new to teaching and/or supporting learning

For more information about the Associate Fellow please visit the HEA website

How to apply              

Massey has an accredited AFHEA programme that we encourage staff to enrol in.  The programme is run online with a facilitator for 13 weeks and is free.  The total time commitment per week is approximately 1-2hrs.  In most years the programme will have at least two cohorts of about 50 in each.

For more information about the programme including dates and times please contact:

Fiona Murray - Teaching Consultant

Jane Terrell - Teaching Consultant

David Snell - Teaching Consultant

Fellow

Fellow (FHEA)

Details  

The Fellow is best suited to people who are:

  • in the early stages of an academic career 
  • in an academic-related and/or support role holding substantive teaching and learning responsibilities
  • an experienced academic relatively new to higher education
  • a member of staff with (sometimes significant) teaching-only responsibilities including, for example, within work-based settings

For more information about the Fellow please visit the HEA website

How to apply

There are two options that staff can choose to achieve a Fellow.

One option is to enrol in the PGCertTTL.  As part of completing this qualification, Massey staff will have the option to have their assessments considered for a Fellow application.  The benefit of this approach is that participants achieve a qualification that is designed to meet the demands of teaching in the tertiary environment, and a credential that recognises your development and commitment to learning and teaching practice in the form of a Fellow from the HEA.

For more information about the PGCertTTL please contact - Associate Professor Roseanna Bourke

Another option is a direct application.  A direct application requires you to write an Account of Professional Practice (APP) that in turn gets submitted directly to the HEA for assessment.  The National Centre for Teaching and Learning can assist with writing an APP and will pay for the application.

For more information about the direct application pathway or accredited professional development please contact: 

Fiona Murray - Teaching Consultant

Jane Terrell - Teaching Consultant

David Snell - Teaching Consultant

Senior Fellow

Senior Fellow (SHEA)

Details  

The Senior Fellow is best suited to people who are:

  • experienced staff able to demonstrate, impact and influence through, for example, responsibility for leading, managing or organising programmes, subjects and/or disciplinary areas;
  • experienced subject mentors and staff who support those new to teaching;
  • experienced staff with departmental and/or wider teaching and learning support advisory responsibilities within an institution.

How to apply

At this stage staff are encouraged to apply for Senior Fellow through a direct application pathway.  A direct application requires you to write an Account of Professional Practice (APP) that you submit directly to the HEA for assessment.  The National Centre for Teaching and Learning can assist with writing an APP and will pay for the application.

For more information please contact:

Fiona Murray - Teaching Consultant

Jane Terrell - Teaching Consultant

David Snell - Teaching Consultant

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