Teaching Recognition Scheme (TRS)

Please note applications for this pilot scheme have now closed

As part of the accreditation of our teaching development programmes with Advance HE, the Centre for Teaching and Learning is piloting a new Teaching Recognition Scheme (TRS) in 2021.

This is an Oxford-based scheme through which individuals will be able to make a claim for recognition as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, SFHEA which maps to Descriptor 3 of the Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning. To be eligible, applicants will need to have a sustained record of teaching and learning leadership at Oxford, for example, leading educational developments in a College/Department/Faculty/Division and/or across the institution, or playing a leading role in supporting others to develop their teaching practice etc. Further details are provided in the application form.

Applicants who gain a place on the TRS will be supported in writing their recognition claim for submission by 25 April 2021. The TRS will also provide opportunities for colleagues to meet and network with other teaching leaders across Oxford. There is no fee for this scheme, although places will be strictly limited.

If you would like to apply for a place on the TRS, please complete this application form providing as much detail as possible about your current roles and responsibilities in relation to teaching and learning. The handbook for the scheme is available here. Your application form must be submitted to contact@ctl.ox.ac.uk by 5pm on 28 February 2021. Queries about the scheme should be directed to Catherine Haines.



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For Associate Fellow, please see Advancing Teaching and Learning,  which is a taught programme. We do not currently offer a recognition scheme route in Oxford, but you may wish to pursue an independent direct application for recognition via Advance HE.

For Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, please see the PGCert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. We do not currently offer a recognition scheme route in Oxford, but you may wish to pursue an independent direct application for recognition via Advance HE.

The recognition scheme is for applicants who have already undertaken the activities, reflection and teaching practice that allow them to make a ‘recognition claim’ that they have achieved the status they are seeking. A taught programme provides a guided, supported route to undertaking the activities, reflection, and developing one’s teaching practice.

A core part of the mission for the Centre for Teaching and Learning is to support individual tutors and academic staff who wish to develop their teaching. We are deliberately keeping cohorts to a size that enables us to provide a high level of 1:1 support, which we know is one of the major strengths of our teaching development programmes. We have limited staff resources and so we balance this mission with providing support to departments, academic teams, and the institution as a whole via other activities such as the provision of institution-wide online courses and consultancy.

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