Recognising Excellence in Teaching

Recognising Excellence in Teaching

RET (Recognising Excellence in Teaching) is the University of Glasgow’s CPD framework, which aims to provide development opportunities as well as professional recognition of expertise in teaching and supporting learning.

Maintaining its alignment with the UKPSF means that University of Glasgow Fellowship is portable, professional recognition.

There are four categories of recognition: Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellow and Principal Fellow. Applying is free and there are three deadlines each year: mid-November, mid-February and mid-May. There is a structured programme of support consisting of workshops, peer groups and teaching observations that assist participants to write their application. 

Associate Fellow

Associate Fellow

The Associate Fellowship category is aimed primarily at those who teach university students, but whose teaching role might be limited. E.g. GTAs, library & careers staff and others in learning support roles.

The first step in engaging with RET is attending an introductory workshop.

Fellow

Fellow

The Fellowship category is aimed primarily at academic staff during the early stages of their careers or those in a substantive learning support role.

Note: completion of PGCAP/TSC confers RET Fellowship.

The first step in engaging with RET is attending an introductory workshop.

Senior Fellow

Senior Fellow

The Senior Fellowship category is aimed at experienced staff able to provide evidence of a sustained record of effectiveness in relation to teaching and supporting learning, incorporating for example, the organisation, leadership and/or management of specific aspects of teaching and learning support. 

The first step in engaging with RET is attending an introductory workshop.

Principal Fellow

Principal Fellow

The category of Principal Fellowship is aimed at highly experienced academics, able to provide evidence of a sustained and effective record of impact at a strategic level in relation to teaching and supporting learning, as part of a wider commitment to academic practice. This is likely to be across their institution and/or wider (inter)national settings.  

The first step in engaging with RET is attending an introductory workshop.