Special Seminar: Professional Recognition for University Teachers – Why & How

Why are professional standards important in university teaching as a framework for professional recognition? How might professional recognition benefit Australian academics? Join Dr Beth Beckmann PFHEA, from the Australian National University, for an interactive presentation, Thursday 16th July, at 1pm.

What: Professional Recognition for University Teachers – Why & How
When: Thursday 16th July, 1pm-2pm.
Where: W6B 357
Who should attend: Anyone interested in the principles and practice of professional recognition for Higher Education practitioners.
Registration essential – register online here

Dr Beth Beckmann has been awarded an Australian Government National Teaching Fellowship to explore the potential for a broad-based professional recognition strategy to improve teaching quality in Australian universities by fostering reflective practice, peer engagement and innovation among teaching academics. Since 2013, Beth has led the Australian National University’s Educational Fellowship Scheme, accredited by the Higher Education Academy. Through this scheme, more than 170 academics and learning support professionals at ANU and QUT have already gained internationally validated recognition of their pedagogical knowledge, capabilities, values and experience.

Beth is the only accredited evaluator in Australia for the UK Higher Education Academy’s fellowship scheme.  The HEA fellowship scheme is an external recognition of higher education professionalism and offers categories at associate, fellow, senior fellow, and principal levels.