Learning and Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme (LTPRS)
Nigel Russell (Learning and Teaching Services), Karen Ford (Learning and Teaching Services)
What is this about?
Learning and teaching is central to the work that we do at our University. The University's Learning & Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme (LTPRS) was launched in September 2014 to ensure all members of our University who teach or support learning have the opportunity to develop their practice and be recognised for this work whatever their role: academic, support or professional services staff. The Scheme was designed in consultation with staff across the University and is aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education which is a nationally recognised framework for benchmarking success within higher education teaching and learning support.
LTPRS is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). The Scheme provides a framework that enables staff to achieve professional recognition by the HEA through an internal (University of Sheffield) accreditation process. Staff can gain recognition by following a pathway (either structured or self-directed) that allows them to demonstrate they meet the criteria for the specified category of HEA fellowship. Fellowship is a portable asset that has UK-wide relevance and provides national recognition of your commitment to professionalism.
How will colleagues benefit?
Colleagues will be able to find out more about this University-wide scheme that highlights the importance of learning and teaching across the University. They will also have the opportunity to discuss whether they might be eligible for the Scheme with one of the Professional Development Team for Learning and Teaching, and to identify future events that could support an application for recognition.