The ICMA Centre has seen thirteen of its academics already gain membership of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), and is set for over 80% in total to become members in the New Year.
The HEA works with higher education providers and organisations to improve the professional experience of higher education academics through fellowships, accreditation, awards and professional development provision.
The high number of memberships demonstrates the ICMA Centre’s dedication to providing a high-quality student experience by ensuring that academics are certified in alignment with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF).
Of the thirteen ICMA Centre academics that have become HEA Fellows or Associate Fellows, one has achieved Senior Fellowship status, indicating a proven and sustained track record in higher education management and leadership.
“The ICMA Centre has always been committed to a student-centred experience,” commented Head of ICMA Centre Professor Adrian Bell, “that is why we have invested in staff development, ensuring that all students receive the highest standard of education from academics who are not only vastly experienced in the industry, but also qualified to teach at a higher education level.”
In order to gain membership, academics can take one of two routes dependent on their level of experience. The APP (Academic Practice Programme) is taken by academics relatively new to teaching, while the CPD (Continuing Professional Development) route using the university’s HEA-accredited FLAIR framework (Facilitating Learning and Teaching Achievement and Individual Recognition) requires experienced academics to be reflective and draft case studies and an activity table on how their practice has developed in their teaching.
Below is a full list of current ICMA Centre academics with HEA membership:
- Dr George Alexandridis (Fellow)
- Professor Adrian Bell (Fellow)
- Professor Chris Brooks (Senior Fellow)
- Dr Andreas Hoepner (Fellow)
- Dr Nadia Kappou (Fellow)
- Dr Emese Lazar (Fellow)
- Dr Miriam Marra (Fellow)
- Dr Tony Moore (Associate Fellow)
- Dr Ioannis Oikonomou (Fellow)
- Dr Gita Persand (Fellow)
- Dr Simone Varotto (Fellow)
- Dr Chardin Wese Simen (Fellow)
- Dr Yeqin Zeng (Fellow)