University of Leeds Teaching Award (descriptor 1)
ULTA-1 is taught and assessed by the Staff and Departmental Development Unit (SDDU). To gain ULTA-1 participants have to complete a 15 credit M Level module that covers a range of teaching issues. ULTA-1 provides an opportunity for part-time teachers in HE to gain recognition their training and teaching experience.
ULTA-1 satisfies the requirements of Descriptor 1 of the UK National Framework for Professional Standards in Teaching and Supporting Learning.
The course has been accredited by the Higher Education Academy and successful participants gain professional recognition as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy on their completion of the course, allowing them to put the letters AFHEA after their name.
The ULTA-1 module is appropriate for:
- research staff, teaching assistants and postgraduate research students who wish to pursue an academic career and/or to enhance their employability;
- staff who teach part-time or as a secondary part of their role and who wish to enhance their practice
Participants will be required to attend bespoke workshops for the module which will be held during semester 2 (with a welcome meeting in Ocober 2013) and to select from a range of workshop options that suit their particular discipline and teaching responsibilities. The workshops, some of which are run especially for particular faculties and schools, are arranged during Sept / Oct with some repeated in January.
Assessment of the ULTA-1 module is through undertaking online tasks and producing a written reflective review that is directly related to participants’ own teaching.
This course forms the first stage in the university's continuing professional development in learning and teaching (CPD in Learning and Teaching) and provides postgraduate research students who wish to pursue an academic career an opportunity to gain credit and recognition for their teaching experience.
Details of ULTA-1 for the 2013/14 academic year are available to download here.
If you wish to enrol on ULTA-1 then please contact Ellie Barker to obtain an application form:
tel: (0113 34) 34191, email@example.com
Please note that the deadline for completed applications is 1st July 2013 and places will be allocated on the basis of a selection process.
If you wish to find out more about the ULTA-1 course and its appropriateness as a development opportunity for you, please contact: Dr Clara Davies, tel: (0113 34) 31465, firstname.lastname@example.org,