Dr Katherine Carter, Coordinator of the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education at NUST, was recently awarded the status of Senior Fellow by the Higher Education Academy in the UK. This is in recognition of the achievement of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for teaching and learning support in higher education. The UKPSF was developed as a standards framework in higher education that identifies the knowledge, skills, and behaviours demonstrated by academics in higher education.
The Senior Fellowship demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning, through engagement in research, reflection, and professional development. Furthermore, it is a recognition of personal as well as professional development, and it is increasingly acknowledged internationally.
“I would like to acknowledge Mr Geoffrey Shakwa, my supervisor, for his mentorship, in addition to the support from colleagues at the Teaching and Learning Unit and the Faculty of Human Sciences,” said Dr Carter. She plans sharing her expertise through offering future workshops to the University’s academic staff, on how they can also receive this noteworthy recognition.
Currently, there are 130 000 Higher Education Academy Fellows across the world.