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TeachBU Mentors and TeachBU Assessors

The TeachBU programme is accredited by Advance HE. It is the BU initiative which offers HEA Fellowship awards to academic and professional support staff who can demonstrate their experience of supporting teaching and learning.

Expressions of interest are therefore being sought from BU staff interested in being a TeachBU Mentor and/or a TeachBU Assessor. These roles are both undertaken on a voluntary basis.

 

TeachBU Mentors will support Faculty and Professional Support colleagues who wish to develop their own applications for Advance HE's HEA Fellowship in the Associate, Fellow or Senior Fellow categories. TeachBU will provide all TeachBU Mentors with online training. We already have 50 TeachBU Mentors and we now wish to expand this pool to 75. For workload planning purposes, it is estimated that being a TeachBU Mentor will require approximately 10 hours per year, although this may vary based upon demand.

 

TeachBU Assessors will review the Fellowship applications submitted by colleagues from other Faculties and the Professional Services, and will report to the relevant TeachBU Assessment Panel meeting. TeachBU will provide all TeachBU Assessors with online training. We already have 50 TeachBU Assessors and we now wish to expand this pool to 75. For workload planning purposes, it is estimated that being a TeachBU Assessor will require approximately 10 hours per year, although this may vary based upon demand.

 

To be eligible to be either a TeachBU Mentor, and/or a TeachBU Assessor, staff must be currently employed at BU, and have themselves successfully gained Senior HEA Fellowship through TeachBU. Eligible staff may be from Faculties and/or from the Professional Services.

 

If you meet the eligibility criteria stated above, and you wish to be considered as either a TeachBU Mentor and/or a TeachBU Assessor, please complete the form below.

 

Staff who are already a TeachBU Mentor and/or TeachBU Assessor, and have undertaken the training, do not need to reapply.

 

The deadline for submitting your Expression of Interest is 12:00 (Noon) on Friday 25th March 2022.

 

Dr Martyn Polkinghorne

Chair of the TeachBU HEA Assessment Panel

About You

This part of the survey uses a table of questions, 

1.1. Please provide your details below:
Title
First Name
Last Name
BU Email
Nationality
Faculty or Professional Service
Department (if applicable)
Job Title
2.2. Please confirm the category of HEA Fellowship that you hold:
3.3. Was your HEA Fellowship awarded through BU's TeachBU programme?

Your Expression of Interest

Please note that whilst staff who are both TeachBU Mentors and TeachBU Assessors is always our preferred option, this is not compulsory. 

This part of the survey uses a table of questions, 

4.4. Please indicate below if you wish to be a TeachBU Mentor:
As part of the TeachBU programme, approximately how many colleagues developing HEA applications have you previously mentored?
YesNo012345678910+
I wish to be a TeachBU Mentor

This part of the survey uses a table of questions, 

5.5. Please indicate below if you wish to be a TeachBU Assessor:
As part of the TeachBU programme, approximately how many Assessment Panels have you previously attended in the role of Assessor?
YesNo012345678910+
I wish to be a TeachBU Assessor

Equality and Diversity

In order to ensure the effective implementation of BU's Equality and Diversity Policy, the university monitors its employment related policies, practices and procedures on a continuing basis. The following Equality and Diversity data is being collected to ensure that TeachBU complies with this policy. You do not need to complete this section, but it will be very helpful to us if you do. Whilst TeachBU may be asked to report on its compliance with the Equality and Diversity Policy, your own personal data will always remain confidential.

6.6. Please indicate your ethnicity:
7.7. Please indicate your gender:
8.8. The Equality Act 2010 protects employees who fall within the definition of disability. The Act defines disability as a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities.  Long term is taken to mean lasting for a period greater than twelve months or where the total period is likely to last at least twelve months. This definition includes people with heart disease, diabetes, epilepsy, severe disfigurement, depression, schizophrenia, Down’s syndrome, dyslexia, for example. It also includes some other recurring or potentially recurring conditions. Do you consider yourself to be disabled within the definition of the Equality Act 2010?