HKBU HEA Fellowship Scheme

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is part of the Advance HE, which is a UK-based organisation that works with higher education across the world. The goals of Advance HE include the promotion of teaching excellence, commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning and providing support for teaching faculty, teaching and teaching support staff with international recognition of their practice, impact and leadership in the higher education.

The Advance HE awards the following 4 categories of Fellowship based on the UK Professional Standard Framework (UKPSF), a globally-recognised framework for benchmarking success within the higher education teaching and learning. 

  • Associate Fellowship
  • Fellowship
  • Senior Fellowship
  • Principal Fellowship

Applicants can claim these Fellowships on basis of evidence of personal professional practice which meets the requirements of the relevant Descriptors of the UKPSF.

In deciding which category of Fellowship to apply for at this stage in your career, you might need to determine which of the UKPSF Descriptors is most appropriate to your practice and professional practice. For details, please visit https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/fellowship.

HKBU HEA Fellowship Scheme

HKBU, as a Strategic Member of Advance HE, shall support colleagues in claiming these Fellowship awards through the Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning (CHTL). 

The HKBU HEA Fellowship Scheme (“the Scheme”) has been officially accredited by Advance HE in August 2022.  The Scheme will support colleagues in the application of three categories of HEA Fellowship, namely

  • Associate Fellowship
  • Fellowship
  • Senior Fellowship

(Colleagues who wish to apply for Principal Fellowship, can consider direct application to Advance HE).

Application journey in claiming Fellowship Awards under the Scheme:

  September IntakeMay Intake
HEA Fellowship Introductory Workshop (“the Workshop”)SeptemberMay
Submission of Intention to Participate (“ITP”)One week after workshopOne week after workshop
Completion of HKBU HEA Fellowship Scheme Programme (“12-hour Programme”)October/NovemberJune/July
6 months to complete Fellowship ApplicationDecember to MayAugust to January
Application Submission to HKBU CHTLEnd of MayEnd of January

To participate in the Scheme, you will first have to attend the Workshop.  At the end of the Workshop, you shall be invited to submit an Intention to Participate (“ITP”) to the HKBU HEA Fellowship Scheme Core Group, which will be copied to your Department Head.  You will then be invited to attend a 12-hour Programme offered by CHTL. 

In this 12-hour Programme, you will learn in greater depth how to engage with the UK Professional Standard Framework (UKPSF), generate evidence from your professional practice in alignment with the relevant Descriptor of UKPSF, and enhance your teaching through research and scholarship of teaching and learning.

With your completion of this 12-hour programme, you will be given 6 months to submit your application to CHTL. Throughout your journey, a mentor will be assigned to you  in planning, reviewing and submission of your fellowship application. Mentors in the Scheme are holders of at least one category of HEA Fellowship and who have undergone training on mentorship.

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Enquiries

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact Dr Theresa Kwong (ext. 8083) or Dr Roger Fung (ext. 8084) of the Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning.

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