Many of the news stories on our website are about our research, and rightly so as it is an integral part of the academic life. But alongside research, academics are employed to teach, and to teach to the highest standard, providing a pipeline of graduates with the skills needed across the many sectors where they will work.
Oxford's commitment to a professional teaching body is reflected in our new Teaching Recognition Scheme. 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). In addition, those who completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in the first two cohorts have recently had the opportunity to go on to apply for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Two members of the Mathematical Institute, Andrew Krause (who starts at Durham in September) and Vicky Neale, have recently received teaching accreditation through the University's Teaching Recognition Scheme, having both completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education through the University in the last couple of years.
Andrew, a Departmental Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, has been awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy showing that he "demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education" and is "able to engage with a broad understanding of effective approaches to learning and teaching support as a key contribution to high quality student learning."
Vicky, who is the Mathematical Institute's Faculty Teaching Advisor, was awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy for which the criteria are the same as those for Fellowship, with the addition of "successful coordination, support, supervision, management and/or mentoring of others (whether individuals and/or teams) in relation to learning and teaching."