This named award is slightly different to the other awards available through SEDA’s Professional Development Framework. Normally the awards address specific roles or functions; however this award has been established to accommodate professional development of all staff through engagement with the various themes and/or agendas affecting change in higher education. Responding to change could include engagement with issues of internationalisation globalisation, diversity, employability, the impact of communications and learning technologies or the changing nature of higher education in the UK and abroad. The specialist learning outcomes for this award are generic to enable individual institutions to develop programmes to meet specific development needs to enhance the student experience.
The aim of these types of programmes is to raise awareness and to encourage engagement with and discussion of the rationales or drivers underpinning the theme or agenda under consideration. It is anticipated that individuals will examine the impact of change on the student experience and undertake developmental activities to effect change appropriate to their work practice.
Since the themes or agendas driving change influence all areas of practice in higher education this named award is open to any member of staff.
Award recipients will have shown how their work is informed by the SEDA Values:
Award recipients will be able to:
Additionally award recipients will be able to:
Since the participation of all staff working in the sector is required to achieve internationalisation of the higher education experience and the curriculum, the change in this instance would be internationalisation. A programme accredited under this award would provide opportunities for individuals to explore the forces underpinning the internationalisation agenda and empower staff to contribute to an internationalised student experience.
Thus, the specialist learning outcomes could translate as follows: