The Centre for Study of Higher Education (CSHE) is very proud to announce that AdvanceHE now recognises 77% of the University’s academic and teaching staff as Associate Fellows (32%), Fellows (63%), Senior Fellows (4.6 %) or Principal Fellows (5). This is well above the sector average of 47% and been achieved through a number of nationally recognised programmes, including the taught postgraduate certificate in higher education (PGCHE) and related programmes for early career academics.
The new Route to Recognition for Experienced Staff (RRES), launched in 2017, has also contributed to this success. CSHE has trained staff as internal assessors and mentors for RRES, and successfully supported a 5-fold increase in Senior Fellows at Kent. This positive upward trajectory from 32% in 2015-16 means that the University is close to achieving its ambitious target of 80% of our teaching staff being qualified by 2020.