Staff from across the University have recently been honoured for the calibre of their work.
Six members of staff have become Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) whilst three members of staff have won Student-Led Teaching Fellowships.
Our Senior Fellowship Panel has awarded senior fellowships to Loretta Newman-Ford, Learning and Teaching Development Unit; Catherine Davies, Cardiff School of Art and Design (CSAD); and Cheryl Ellis, Judith Kneen, Kate North and Sue Wilkinson – all from Cardiff School of Education (CSE). They join 33 other members of Cardiff Met staff who have been recognised at this level by the HEA.
An additional five members of staff were highly commended for their teaching. These were Amanda Davies (Cardiff School of Health Sciences), Gareth Loudon (Cardiff School of Art & Design), Judith Whatley (Cardiff School of Health Sciences), Paul Angel (Cardiff School of Management) and Cath Davies (Cardiff School of Art & Design).
Senior fellowship of the HEA recognises staff who are able to evidence successful sustained engagement in all the dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) - a nationally-recognised framework for benchmarking standards in HE teaching and learning support. Senior fellows must demonstrate an impact on other staff through leadership, co-ordination, mentoring, or support in relation to teaching and learning.
The student-Led Teaching Fellowship, now in its 6th year, sees Cardiff Met students nominating staff that have positively impacted on their learning experience. Overall, 194 members of staff were nominated with three overall winners.
Youth and Community Lecturer, Louise Cook was recognised for providing an engaging teaching environment, whilst Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Philosophy in Cardiff School of Sport, Lisa Edwards, was honoured for providing effective feedback. David Wrenne, Programme Director for Graphic Communication in CSAD was rewarded for the quality of his assessments.
Speaking about the awards, Claire Morgan, Dean for Learning & Teaching at Cardiff Met said:
"Cardiff Met places huge emphasis on the quality of its teaching and learning and it is highly encouraging to see national and university level recognition for our staff. I would like to congratulate all the staff who have been honoured and thank all students who took the time to nominate their lecturers."
Mike Davies, Chief Executive of the Student Union at Cardiff Met said: "The Student-Led Teaching Fellowships provides an opportunity for our students to nominate those staff that deliver excellence in their teaching and engagement with their students. The number of nominations reflect the quality across the Institution.
"This year, we worked with the Fab Lab in Cardiff School of Art and Design to provide all nominees with an etched glass to recognise their nomination."