The University is delighted to announce that the University of Liverpool Teaching Recognition and Accreditation (ULTRA) Framework has been accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
ULTRA has been developed to recognise and enhance learning and teaching practice across the University. The Framework will support and encourage staff to engage in continuing professional development, and to provide a mechanism for recognition of experience and expertise in learning and teaching. ULTRA enables staff to demonstrate their professional skills, knowledge and values, and to have these recognised against national standards. Fellowship of the Framework can be used as evidence of excellent teaching for promotion, teaching awards or specific learning and teaching roles within the University.
HEA accreditation of ULTRA is important as it ensures that members of staff can become Associate Fellows, Fellows, Senior or Principal Fellows of ULTRA, and achieve Fellowship of the HEA in same category. The Director of Academic Development and Lifelong Learning, Dr Anne Qualter commented:
“Gaining accreditation such that we can award ULTRA Fellowship at all four levels is really important to The University in that it means we can increase the numbers of staff recognised as having a qualification in teaching to a level that reflects the reality in The University, that there is lots of good quality teaching going on. It also provides all staff with an opportunity to gain recognition for and enhancement of their teaching, something that is increasingly important in career progression both at Liverpool and across the country”.