Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Senior Fellowship is awarded to professionals who demonstrate they meet the criteria of Descriptor 3 of the UKPSF for teaching and supporting learning in higher education. By applying to be a Senior Fellow of HEA, you will present a thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as a key contribution to high-quality student learning. 

(From Advance HE’s homepage):

By applying to be a Senior Fellow of HEA you will present a thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as a key contribution to high quality student learning. You should be able to provide evidence of: 

  • Successful engagement across all five Areas of Activity;
  • Appropriate knowledge and understanding across all aspects of Core Knowledge; 
  • A commitment to all the Professional Values; 
  • Successful engagement in appropriate teaching practices related to the Areas of Activity;
  • Successful incorporation of subject and pedagogic research and/or scholarship within the above activities, as part of an integrated approach to academic practice;
  • Successful engagement in continuing professional development in relation to teaching, learning, assessment, scholarship and, as appropriate, related academic or professional practices; 
  • Successful coordination, support, supervision, management and/or mentoring of others (whether individuals and/or teams) in relation to learning and teaching.

Read more about the Senior Fellowship on Advance HE’s homepage here.