Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Program, 2020-2021


2020-2021 Program Details:https://reurl.cc/E70zj1


International News:https://reurl.cc/mnaYKW


I.  Aims

The professional certificate of teaching and learning in advance higher education (Advance HE) program is co-designed within the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) and the Advance HE in the United Kingdom. This program aims to provide faculty and doctoral students with professional training for enhancing teaching and students’ learning in higher education. All participants are encouraged to do some activities and use critical concepts that learn in the program, reflect in the class, and continue to think and to improve how to improve students’ learning. After the program, all participants are required to apply for the HEA certificate using their pedagogical design and personal development.


II.  Benefits

  1. Consolidates personal development and evidence of professional practice in your higher education career.
  2. Provides a valuable measure of success and is increasingly recognized by international institutions.
  3. Provides assurance that your institution is fully aligned with UKPSF practice and a badge of assured quality.
  4. Demonstrates commitment to teaching, learning, and the student experience, through engagement in a practical process that encourages research, reflection, and development.
  5. For individuals, to identify their expertise with the entitlement to use post-nominal letters (AFHEA, FHEA, SFHEA, PFHEA).


III. Program Information

The program will be three modules (4 days each) within one academic year, from September 2020 to July 2021. All participants need to attend all modules and finish assigned tasks. Participants only can be asking for leave for 4 hours in each module. After completing the training program, participants will be awarded a training certificate from Advance HE as passing the below rule of attendance. All participants will also be required to apply for the Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship with a 3,000-word reflective commentary.


IV. Who can apply?

  1. Faculty members, Ph.D. students, and post-doctoral researchers from National Chiao Tung University (NCTU)
    • Those who are willing to serve as co-trainers in the coming years.
    • Faculty members.
    • “Outstanding Teaching Awards” and “Remarkable Teaching Awards” recipients.
    • Ph.D. students/ Post-doctoral researchers.
  2. Faculty members in National Yang Ming University (NYMU)
  3. Faculty members of universities implementing International Competitiveness Project under the Higher Education Sprout Project, including National Taiwan University (NTU), National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU).

*The maximum number of trainees is 25.


V. Fee

  1. Free for NCTU and NYMU faculty, Ph.D. students, and post-doctoral researchers. NCTU subsidies each participant NT$100,000 for the training and fellowship application fee for NCTU and NYMU pa
  2. Each NCTU and NYMU participants will be required to deposit of NT$30,000 as enrolling the program successfully. The deposit will return as completing all modules’ requirements and submitting the application.
  • Attend all modules (An excused leave of 4 hours in each module is permitted).
  • Finish all assigned tasks during or after each module.
  • Submit the fellowship application (with 2 recommendation letters) before April 12th , 2021.


VI. Apply

  1. Filling out the “Faculty form”
    • Personal profile
    • Fall semester course information,2020
    • Courses offered in the past two years
  2. Filling out the “Ph.D. / Doctoral Form.”
    • Personal profile
    • Fall semester course information,2020
    • Proof of English proficiency:the most recent language certification documents (e.g., TOEFL, TOEIC, and IELTS) OR any other relevant documents that can verify your English proficiency
    • English curriculum vitae and self-introduction, which also includes your future plan
    • A recommendation letter from your advisor
    • Proposed your teaching plan and offered your potential course details in the Ph.D. Form
  3. Mail back your “Faculty form” or “Ph.D. / Doctoral Form.” to Cathy Chang.


VII. Important notes

  1. Strict attendance requirements will be enforced. Unexcused absences will result in the required withdrawal from the program without a deposit refund.
  2. After training, you need to apply for the HEA Fellowship. Otherwise, the deposit will not be refunded.
  3. If you complete the certification application without sufficient training hours, the deposit will not be refunded.
  4. NCTU reserves the right to adjust dates and training details to accommodate unforeseen circumstances.