Route Three: Portfolio of Professional Practice
This recognition route allows colleagues with appropriate professional experience, and who may already hold a relevant teaching qualification, to produce an e-portfolio of evidence to be used as the basis for recognition as an Associate Fellow, Fellow, or Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Portfolio of Evidence
The image below can also be downloaded as a word document: Portfolio Route to Recognition
For Recognition Route 3, one important requirement is that some of the examples an individual puts forward in their application should take the form of digital artefacts that can be used to share good educational practice and resources across the university via either the uhitoolkit, or alternatively (for certain kinds of artefact) the Learning and Teaching Academy website. Digital artefacts could take the form of reusable educational resources (e.g. interactivities, online materials, assignment specifications, activity designs), screencasts or podcasts that capture or describe good practice, or ‘teaching tips’ style articles that can be shared online.
Associate Fellow and Fellow applications would be expected to be completed within two months, Senior Fellow applications in four months.
The evidence required for Recognition as a Principal Fellow is as specified by the HEA. While guidance and mentoring is available through the ALPINE scheme to support applications for recognition as a Principal Fellow, please note that the applications process is one of direct application to the HEA using their criteria.
The image below can also be downloaded as a word document: Principal Fellow Evidence Required
The UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF)
By completing the portfolio route you are evidencing the criteria required against the three dimensions of the UKPSF to gain either Associate Fellow, Fellow or Senior Fellow of the HEA.