Over the last few years at Abertay, we have significantly enhanced the CPD opportunities for staff who teach and support learning.
Continued Professional Development (CPD) is crucial in order to keep your practice up-to-date, and to allow you to collect evidence of the activities you have undertaken and the impact that they have had on your own practice, either as evidence of keeping in ‘good standing’ if you already have professional recognition for your Teaching and Learning, or to provide evidence to have your excellence recognised by a professional body. You can work towards professional recognition through Abertay's new Higher Education Academy (HEA) accredited CPD Framework ‘Going for Gold’.
The framework uses a holistic, staff centred approach to support you in your continuous development as a professional teaching practitioner. We have a pool of experienced staff available to mentor and support you as you progress. You will be able to design your own personal path to recognition with help and advice from your own personal mentor and development opportunities that will either be provided in-house by the TLE team, or you will be able to find out about CPD opportunities from outside agencies through TLE.
The framework is directly aligned with all four descriptors of the United Kingdom Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and as it has been accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) you can use the framework to gain national professional recognition as either an Associate Fellow/Fellow/Senior Fellow/Principle Fellow of the HEA, which will be assessed in house.
We also have regular seminars to share good practice, we offer funding opportunities for pedagogic research (the Abertay Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund, ATLEF) and we offer a range of bespoke support to staff e.g. in the area of technology enhanced learning.
More information on teaching and learning CPD opportunities at Abertay are available on the intranet (for existing staff).
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the TLE team at TLEnhancement@abertay.ac.uk.