Professional Recognition as a University teacher

As a University of Dundee member of staff you can expand on your professional recognition as a University teacher through engagement with the internationally recognised and sector-owned UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). This can be achieved in two ways: by engaging with the University’s credit-rated provision (The Associate Module or the full PG Certificate in Academic Practice in HE course)  or by direct application to Advance HE with support from the Academic Skills Centre.

AdvanceHE

HEA is part of a new merger with the Equality Challenge Unit and the Leadership Foundation which forms the sector agency AdvanceHE

HEA Fellowship Category Tool

This tool has been designed to help you to reflect on your practice to understand which category of Fellowship most closely reflects your current practice and to reflect on your ongoing professional development and career aspirations.

HEA Fellowship Categories

Attainment of professional recognition against the UKPSF is represented by a category on the HEA Fellowship Framework and entitlement to use the respective post-nominal letters.

There are four categories:

  • Associate Fellow (AFHEA)
  • Fellow (FHEA)
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA)
  • Principal Fellow (PFHEA)

These four categories reflect the wide range of professional practice carried out by individuals who teach in higher education; from those who have a partial role in teaching through to senior professionals with strategic impact on teaching and learning in an organisational, national and/or international setting.

Apply to become an Associate Fellow

If you are new to teaching, or have limited teaching opportunities, and want to formalise your experience you can apply to become an Associate Fellow of the HEA. You can achieve this by successfully completing The Associate Module through the PGCAPHE course, open to anyone teaching, and mandatory for lecturers new to the University) or by making a direct application to Advance HE, supported by the Academic Skills Centre.

Apply to become a Fellow

If you are teaching in HE and want to formalise your experience you can apply to become a Fellow of the HEA. You can achieve this by successfully completing the full PGCAPHE course or by making a direct application to the HEA, supported by the Academic Skills Centre.

If you have a proven, sustained track record in HE teaching, management and leadership, you can make a direct application for Senior Fellowship, supported by the Academic Skills Centre, to Advance HE.

Apply to become a Senior Fellow

If you have a proven, sustained track record in HE teaching, management and leadership, you can make a direct application for Senior Fellowship, supported by the Academic Skills Centre, to Advance HE.

Apply to become a Principal Fellow

If you have an established academic career with substantial strategic responsibilities in HE and you’re seeking to exert influence within the sector, you can make a direct application for Principal Fellowship, supported by the Academic Skills Centre, to Advance HE.