Cristina Alexandru becomes senior fellow of the HEA
Research Associate Cristina Alexandru recently completed her Edinburgh Teaching Award Category 3, accredited through Advance HE’s Higher Education Academy. In achieving this Alexandru has also become a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
The HEA promotes teaching excellence in Higher Education Institutes by creating a collaborative space where institutes and individuals can share teaching strategy and practice, promoting the overall aim of student success. This independent, non-profit organisation offers great opportunities to improve teaching and enhance learning, with their Fellowships providing national recognition of active personal development and commitment to students’ learning experience.
The Edinburgh Teaching Award (EdTA) is a recognised path to HEA Fellowship that is available to all University of Edinburgh staff in teaching roles. The Award is designed to encourage professional development through self-assessment and meaningful reflection, in adherence with the UK Professional Standards Framework. Different stages of the EdTA correspond to the different levels of HEA Fellowship as follows:
- Edinburgh Teaching Award Category 1 = Associate Fellowship of the HEA
- Edinburgh Teaching Award Category 2 = Fellowship of the HEA
- Edinburgh Teaching Award Category 3 = Senior Fellowship of the HEA
- Edinburgh Teaching Award Category 4 = Principal Fellowship of the HEA
Both the EdTA and the HEA Fellowship compellingly demonstrate commitment to professional development in the area of Higher Education teaching.