Swansea University's Academy of Learning and Teaching

An established pedagogic community, supporting pedagogic research and enabling developmental teaching excellence.

SALT works with members of academic staff to reinforce and enhance their teaching, their assessing and their students’ learning.  Each school within the University has its own dedicated SALT Lead working as a two-way link, responsible for communication and underpinning SALT initiatives.

Our work includes:

  • Teacher recognition and awards
  • Supporting teaching staff in their use of technology to enhance learning and teaching
  • Regular teaching orientated Continuing Professional Development opportunities and a wide range of self-directed resources
  • Advice and guidance on accessible and inclusive teaching
  • Annual Learning and Teaching Conference
  • Delivering and supporting the PGCert tHE, for teaching staff (accredited by Advance HE)
  • Recognition of staff commitment to learning and teaching through our structured and accredited HEA Fellowship programme

 


Recognition

HEA Fellowship
 
  • Supported route to Fellowship, linked to PSF,  available to all eligible staff via SAR process
  • AFHEA development for teaching assistants and demonstrators
  • Good standing through CPD aligned to AdvanceHE
  • Principle Fellow support towards external route

PGCert tHE

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  • Provision of high quality teaching programme for new staff
  • Full and part time English, with intention to extend to Welsh provision
  • Development of differentiated pedagogic / TEL strands.

CPD

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  • Delivery of a range of accessible, sustainable and stimulating CPD for all teachers
  • Vibrant collaborative provision including live events throughout the year and self directed resources and courses to support learning and teaching
  • Annual L&T Conference, Open Door and Effective Practice programmes

TEL Development

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  • Supported VLE – technology and teaching support
  • Digital Strategy – supporting teachers and their needs in alignment with institutional development
  • Online assessment and instructional design development