The Western Educational Fellowship Scheme (WEFS) provides academic and professional staff with an opportunity to apply for international and externally peer reviewed recognition of their education practice with Advance HE(opens in a new window). The Fellowship enables staff to benchmark their practice according to the UK Professional Standards Framework(opens in a new window) (UKPSF).
Advance HE Fellowships(opens in a new window) are internationally recognised, portable and ongoing. Applying for a Fellowship encourages staff to review, develop and demonstrate their practice across UKPSF. Becoming a Fellow demonstrates a commitment to effective teaching, and learning support, within the discipline and the higher education sector at large.
Applications for WEFS Round 3 have now closed and applicants have been notified of the outcome. In Round 3, the 21C team is supporting just under 100 applicants who will each:
be supported by Online Drop In sessions;
be mentored as part of a group cohort;
have access to online Shut Up and Write sessions;
have access to the WEFS vUWS site with materials and resources; and
have their application fee funded as part of the 21C project.
We were delighted to have been able to increase the number of staff we are supporting this Round. We plan to announce Round 4 in late June/early July this year.
There are four categories of Fellowship, reflecting the wide range of learning and teaching support carried out by academic and professional staff working within the higher education sector. Advance HE Fellows are entitled to use a post-nominal letters, and an overview of the categories is outlined below.
Significant experience of strategic leadership roles/responsibilities related to teaching and supporting learning, with evidence of a sustained and effective record at an institutional, national or international level.
Suggested 7,000 word application, including citations
Advance HE offers an online Fellowship Decision Tool(opens in a new window) to assist staff in determining the category of Fellowship that best reflects their current role and experience. Successful Fellows join a community of over 2,000 Australian-based Advance HE Fellows, and over 124,000 Fellows world-wide.