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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 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.
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.
Further enquiries and early expressions of interest can be addressed to:
Susan Armitage Tel: 01524 5-10621 Email: 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 the course director, Susan Armitage (01524 510621 or s.armitage(at)lancaster.ac.uk) 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 2017 or January 2018 cohorts see dates below]
Workshop One - Introduction to Teaching at Lancaster (ITL) [for options 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 2015/16, or 2016/17, or one of the dates in Michaelmas and Lent 2017/2018 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 2017 or January 2018 cohorts):
3rd October (Tuesday Intro week) click here to register FULL5th October (Thursday Intro week) click here to register FULL13th October (Friday week 1) click here to register FULL18th October (Wednesday week 2) click here to book FULL3rd November (Friday week 4) click here to register 15th January (Monday week 1 Lent term) click here to register16th January (Tuesday week 1 Lent term) click here to register
You must then apply for either the October 2017 or January 2018 cohort. Dates are as follows:
Tools for Reflective Practice - Monday 9th October, 9.30 am – 4 pm Peer Tutorial One - Wednesday 15th November 2017, 2 - 4 pm Peer Tutorial Two - Wednesday 13th December 2017, 2 - 4 pm
Tools for Reflective Practice – Friday 26th January 2018, 9.30 am – 4 pm Peer Tutorial One - Wednesday 7th March 2018, 2 - 4 pm Peer Tutorial Two - Wednesday 25th April 2018, 2 - 4 pm
To apply please click the To apply tab at the top of the page.
To apply for a place on the 2017/18 programme please complete this ATP Application Form WORD and ATP Application Form PDF and return it to OED.
Please note: Places are limited and they fill quickly, therefore early application is recommended.
The deadline for applications:
October 2017 Cohort - Friday 22nd September 2017 Closed January 2018 Cohort - Monday 8th January 2018
ATP application form guidelines
If you are unable to complete the application form by this time then please email OED and if places are still available we might be able to accommodate you.
Please email an electronic copy to OED and the copy signed by both yourself and your HoD/Supervisor via internal post to:
Programmes Administrator OED, HR Building Lancaster University
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