Application for Principal Fellowship

Application for Principal Fellowship

This is an outstanding application which undoubtedly meets the criteria for PFHEA. I particularly liked your focus on creating ‘enabling’ conditions to allow others (staff and students) to flourish. This commitment runs as a unifying theme throughout your application, from the First Year Experience and innovative Transition pedagogy to your support for emerging leaders. You make insightful observations about the difficulties of initiating, implementing and sustaining change in higher education and, again, I liked your emphasis on the removal of blocks and barriers which impede progress…Your strategic leadership has also been notable – it is refreshing for a leader to take on the role of “keeping the path clear” for those that follow, and to take the word “inclusive” literally. These are welcome aspirations, and your track record suggests you have managed to do both of these things…You demonstrate a model of effective integrated practice, bringing together the needs of colleagues and students, research and teaching, policy and practice – all pushing university into the external landscape.

Assessors’ Feedback Application for Principal Fellowship, Higher Education Academy, July 2017 September 4, 2018