A group of Bradford College lecturers have been recognised with Higher Education Academy Fellowships and Senior Fellowships for their teaching excellence.
The Fellowships serve as an internationally-recognised badge of success and an important indicator that Bradford College is fully aligned with UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). The College is one of the few to have its own institutional framework accredited by the HEA and this group is the first cohort to be awarded through the Scheme.
The Higher Education Academy Fellowship is awarded to teaching professionals with a proven, sustained track record in HE teaching and for their level of knowledge and experience.
Senior Fellowships are typically awarded to experienced staff who are able to demonstrate impact and influence through leading and managing within a learning and teaching context.
This is not the first time the quality of the teaching and learning has been recognised at Bradford College. In December 2013 Dr Clive Opie, Dean of McMillan School of Teaching, Health and Care was announced as the first teaching professional in college-based Higher Education to be awarded a Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Commenting on the prestigious Fellowships, Kirstin Sawyer, Programme Manager Undergraduate Teacher Education and PCET, said: “This is the first group of staff to achieve the awards using the college’s own scheme and we are therefore pleased and proud to be able to provide recognition to colleagues for their commitment to providing students with excellent teaching and learning experiences. ”