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Support for associate teachers, in particular Postgraduates and researchers who teach, is provided through the Higher Education Academy accredited recognised Associate Teacher Programme (ATP) and the one-day Introduction to Teaching at Lancaster (ITL) workshops.
You are also encouraged to take advantage of any of the Continuing Professional Development Sharing Practice opportunities, intended for all those at Lancaster involved in teaching and supporting students learning.
The Associate Teacher Programme is designed to provide a framework for the academic and professional development of those who hold posts which involve some duties and responsibilities for supporting the development and/or delivery of learning opportunities.
A video introduction to ATP by the Programme Director, Susan Armitage, is available here!
Potential participants include a wide range of staff who support learning using information technology; in the laboratory; with flexible learning systems; in the studio or clinic; research staff with specialist teaching responsibilities; library, careers and advisory staff or hourly paid lecturers or seminar leaders with prescribed duties.
Successful completion of the ATP leads to recognition as an Associate of the Higher Education Academy - the national body for teaching in HE in the UK.
For general enquiries and early expressions of interest please email Jo Nicholson, Programme Administrator, at OED
There is a requirement that participants have at least 10 hours of teaching contact time, or where contact hours are less, that they have a significant level of responsibility for that teaching.
The aims of the programme are:
The programme is designed so that you can work on it part-time as you teach. There are core attendance sessions and submission deadlines in place to offer a structure to the programme, and to help you to prioritise the programme at certain times.
You will need a minimum of 10 hours teaching contact time during the term in which you are planning to do the programme (Michaelmas or Lent). If you have fewer contact teaching hours than this, but a significant level of responsibility for the teaching you are doing, please contact Jo Nicholson to discuss the suitability of this programme.
The core attendance requirement of the programme comprises two one-day workshops and two peer tutorial half day workshops linked to workshop two of the relevant cohort:
Workshop One - Introduction to Teaching at Lancaster (ITL) [for date options see below]
Workshop Two - Tools for Reflective Practice [either October 2018 or January 2019 cohorts see dates below]
Workshop One - Introduction to Teaching at Lancaster (ITL) [for options see dates below]
Workshop Two - Tools for Reflective Practice [either October 2017 or January 2018 cohorts see dates below]
If you have already completed the ITL workshop you will just need to register for one of the cohorts detailed below. You could have attended the first workshop (ITL) during academic years 2016/17, or 2017/18, or one of the dates in Michaelmas and Lent 2018/2019 terms as this is also offered as a stand alone workshop.
If you have not yet attended an Introduction to Teaching at Lancaster (ITL) workshop and wish to undertake ATP this academic year, you will need to book onto one of the following ITL workshops this academic year (please note that the date of your ITL workshop must take place before you begin either of the October 2018 or January 2019 cohorts):
1st October (Monday Intro week) click here to book
3rd October (Wednesday Intro week) click here to book
5th October (Friday Intro week) click here to book
12th October (Friday week 1) click here to book
16th October (Tuesday week 2) click here to book
26th October (Friday week 3) click here to book
LENT TERM 2019
16th January (Wednesday week 1 Lent term) click here to book
You must then apply for either the October 2018 or January 2019 cohort. Dates are as follows:
Tools for Reflective Practice - Monday 15th October 2018, 9.30 am – 4 pm Peer Tutorial One - Wednesday 21st November 2018, 2 - 4 pm Peer Tutorial Two - Wednesday 12th December 2018, 2 - 4 pm
Tools for Reflective Practice – Friday 18th January 2019, 9.30 am – 4 pm Peer Tutorial One - Wednesday 27th February 2019, 2 - 4 pm Peer Tutorial Two - Wednesday 27th March 2019, 2 - 4 pm
To request an application form please click the To apply tab at the top of the page for details.
To apply for a place on the 2018/19 programme please request an application form from Jo Nicholson, Programme Administrator.
Please note: Places are limited and they fill quickly, therefore early application is recommended.
The deadline for applications:
October 2018 Cohort - Friday 21st September 2018 January 2019 Cohort - Monday 7th January 2019
ATP application form guidelines
If you are unable to complete the application form by this time then please email Jo Nicholson and if places are still available we might be able to accommodate you.
Please ensure the application form is signed by both yourself and your HoD/Supervisor.
For general enquiries and early expressions of interest please email Jo Nicholson, Programme Administrator, OED, HR Building, Lancaster University
Please click Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)