Academic and professional services staff can now access a new curriculum to support the development of their teaching and research. The Academic Professional Development for All Staff provision - better known as APDaS - offers access to development opportunities for all staff interested in enhancing their teaching practice, or research skills. APDaS also enables probationers and experienced staff who wish to apply for HEA fellowship to customise a Pathway to HEA Fellowship (PHEAF).
The new curriculum is championed by the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT), and is being delivered in partnership with other professional service departments, including Research Innovation Services, the Library, the Careers Service, and Workforce Development. Teaching-related activities and resources are linked to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), Researcher Development Framework (RDF) and AUA Standards and Principles, as appropriate.
The launch of APDaS means that experienced staff, as well as probationers, can now enjoy the same opportunity to reflect on their teaching or research as part of their HEA Fellowship application. For probationers, the newly accredited pathway of core, choice and optional training activities replaces the Bath Course. These pathways will allow them to personalise their learning, whilst receiving support from the Academic Staff Development team within the CLT, who will ensure that their APDaS engagement is sufficient to enable them to gain Fellowship. Experienced staff will be able to choose to engage with as many activities as are appropriate to their needs and interests.
All staff are encouraged to access the CLT Hub, which serves as a one-stop shop for APDaS professional development resources and workshops, as well as other activities relating to learning, teaching and researcher development.