About ATP

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

Structure and Focus of ATP

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:

  • To support individuals in their professional activities and development aspirations
  • To recognise individual professional achievements
  • To advance professional practice
  • To enhance the experience of students participating in higher education
  • To encourage the development of learning communities with shared values.

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]

  •  Peer Tutorial One
  •  Peer Tutorial Two

Programme Dates

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 options see dates below]

Workshop Two - Tools for Reflective Practice [either October 2017 or January 2018 cohorts see dates below]

  •  Peer Tutorial One
  •  Peer Tutorial Two

 

Workshop One - Introduction to Teaching at Lancaster:

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

 

Workshop Two - ATP Cohorts (either October 2018 or January 2019):

You must then apply for either the October 2018 or January 2019 cohort. Dates are as follows:

October 2018 Cohort: 

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 

January 2019 Cohort:

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

‌‌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.

 

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 AdministratorOED, HR Building, Lancaster University

  • About ATP

    About ATP

    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

  • Structure and Focus of ATP

    Structure and Focus of ATP

    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:

    • To support individuals in their professional activities and development aspirations
    • To recognise individual professional achievements
    • To advance professional practice
    • To enhance the experience of students participating in higher education
    • To encourage the development of learning communities with shared values.

    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]

    •  Peer Tutorial One
    •  Peer Tutorial Two
  • Programme Dates

    Programme Dates

    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 options see dates below]

    Workshop Two - Tools for Reflective Practice [either October 2017 or January 2018 cohorts see dates below]

    •  Peer Tutorial One
    •  Peer Tutorial Two

     

    Workshop One - Introduction to Teaching at Lancaster:

    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

     

    Workshop Two - ATP Cohorts (either October 2018 or January 2019):

    You must then apply for either the October 2018 or January 2019 cohort. Dates are as follows:

    October 2018 Cohort: 

    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 

    January 2019 Cohort:

    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

    To apply

    ‌‌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.

     

    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 AdministratorOED, HR Building, Lancaster University

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