Recognising Excellence in Teaching

Recognising Excellence in Teaching

RET 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 two deadlines each year: 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. 

Fellowship categories

Fellowship categories

Associate Fellow

Aimed primarily at those who teach university students, but whose teaching role might be limited, e.g. GTAs, library and careers staff, and others in learning support roles.

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

Fellow

Aimed primarily at academic staff during the early stages of their careers or those in a substantive learning support role.

Note: completion of PGCAP confers RET Fellowship.

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

Senior Fellow

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

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.