Certificate & Fellowship in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education for Faculty Members, Second Cohort

The Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Deanship of Academic Development have announced a second cohort of the Certificate and Fellowship in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education professional development program for 30 eligible faculty members at IAU.  The program, accredited by Advance Higher Education (AdvanceHE) from the United Kingdom, will lead to the Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (CLTHE) and Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Dean of Academic Development, Dr. Mohammed S. Alkathiri, mentioned that the Certificate and Fellowship Program was initially offered in 2019-2020, in a hybrid in-depth academic training format for faculty members at the University, including three intensive modules and online inter-module activities that support the participants' development. It was offered as ‘Fast-Track’ after that the Core Competencies Program, initiated and developed at the Deanship of Academic Development, was approved by AdvanceHE as the equivalent to Module One of the certificate program. Modules Two and Three and online practice learning for the program will be conducted from December 2020—February 2021 for Cohort II.

Cohort I Achievements

  • 100% of participants completed the Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education training and received certification;
  • 100% of participants presented teaching and learning action research posters at the first T & L Exhibition 2020;
  • 98% of participants submitted fellowship applications;
  • 86% of applicants were immediately approved for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy as of October 2020 with an estimated 90% overall approval after revision;
  • 2,400 combined impact hours pledged by the new IAU Community of Fellows to the enrichment of Teaching and Learning across the University academic community in 2020-2021; and,
  • Countless Hours of indirect impact on departments, colleagues, and students within the IAU academic community.

Cohort I Impact

  • 100% of participants agreed that the program raised their awareness of different approaches and resources for teaching and learning
  • 100% of participants said that attendance at the program enhanced their understanding of what makes an effective learning experience
  • 97.2% agreed that the program led them to change their teaching practice.
  • 86.1% of participants confirmed that their day to day assessment for learning practice changed because of the workshop
  • 80% of participants agreed that their assessment of student learning changed after the workshop
  • 94.1% of participants said they had sought student views and acted on their feedback in order to improve learning and teaching
  • 77.8% claimed that they shared their teaching ideas with other teachers.

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