Accrediting Staff Professionalism in Research-Led Education
What is ASPIRE ?
If you are teaching, supervising and/or supporting students’ learning at the University of Exeter, the ASPIRE Framework offers you the opportunity to gain Reward and Recognition: both a University of Exeter ASPIRE Fellowship and the correlating HEA Fellowship against one of four Fellowship Descriptors: Associate Fellowship, Fellowship, Senior Fellowship or Principal Fellowship.
Routes to Fellowship
You can gain ASPIRE and HEA Fellowship through one of two routes:
1. either by submitting a direct application for Fellowship through the ASPIRE Professional Recognition Scheme
2. or by completing one of the two Initial Professional Development taught programmes:
- the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE) Programme
- the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP) Programme
ASPIRE Development Seminars and Events are for everyone who teaches and/or supports students’ learning, both academic and professional colleagues.
Academic Practice Network Blog
We are also developing an Academic Practice Network Blog, creating a community of practitioners who share good practice across the University.
The ASPIRE Framework is:
- informed by the Education Strategy and College priorities
- underpinned by a committment to professional development which includes peer dialogue and review, collaboration, learner feedback, scholarship, and academic practice literature
- about reflecting critically on all dimensions of your role focusing particularly on the fifteen Areas of Activity, Core Knowledge and Professional Values of the UK Professional Standards Framework