New Academics and Fellows programme (NAP)
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NAP is part of a University wide approach to support new academics and to provide academic staff with the skills they need to carry out their research and teaching and learning duties at the highest level. NAP is delivered at Faculty level to contextualise learning with your discipline and to connect you with experts and leaders across the Faculty. The programme is accredited by Advanced HE, formerly Higher Education Academy (HEA), and successful completion will entitle you to become a Fellow of Advance-HE (FHEA).
Those new to the programme must complete the NAP Induction which includes an online course supported by a face-to-face session and networking opportunity. The programme is designed to be flexible and provides training in three key development areas detailed below – click on the links to book a place via the Training Catalogue or download a copy of the New Academics and Fellows timetable for the current year.
- IT1.1: Introduction to teaching: how do students learn?
- IT1.2: Large Group Teaching
- IT1.3: Small Group Teaching
- IT1.4: Natural Teaching: Attachment Theory and Natural Pedagogy
- IT2.1: Enquiry and Problem Based Learning
- IT2.2: eLearning Platforms to Support Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
- IT3.1: Assessment and Quality
- IT3.2: Enhancing the Student Experience
- IT3.3: Academic Advising
- IT4: PGR Student Supervision: Foundations of Good Supervisory Practice
- IT5: Curriculum Design
- IT6: Getting the Most out of your Library - Supporting your students academic skills
- IT7: Teaching Methodologies - How to Engage Students
- IT8: PGR Student Supervision: Examinations and Viva of PhD/MD Students
- IT9: PGR Student Supervision: Maintaining Momentum
- IT10: Micro Teaching
- IT11: Strategies for Teaching Statistics
- IT12: Teaching with Technology
- IT12.2: Playful Learning
- IT13: Distance Learning and Creating Online Teaching and Learning Packages
- RE1.1: Enhancing Research Publications
- RE1.2: Strategic Research Project Planning
- RE1.3: Fundamentals of Research Project Planning
- RE1.4: Getting the Most out of the Library: Maximising the Impact of your Research
- RE2.1: Research Creativity and Innovation
- RE3.1: An Introduction to Research Grant Applications (online course)
- RE3.2: Grant Writing in Action
- RE4: Successful Grant Costing and Post-Award Management
- RE5: Research Ethics Application: University and NHS
- RE6: Undertaking Ethical Research
- RE7: Using Social Media to Benefit your Research
- RE8: Collaboration and Consultancy
- RE9: Undertaking Research on your Teaching
- RE11: How to Evidence your Social Impact
- RE13: Preparing for the REF - Evidencing the Impact of your Research
- PD1.1: Leadership and Line Management
- PD1.2: Networking
- PD2.1: Strategic Academic Career Planning and Mentoring
- PD2.2: Review on Progress/Writing your NAP portfolio
- PD3: Self-awareness in Leadership and the role of Emotional Intelligence
- PD4: Influencing with Integrity
- PD5: Coping with Academic Pressure
- PD6: Media Engagement
- PD7: Financial Management in HE
- PD8: Setting and Meeting Objectives for You and Your Team
- PD9: Making a Difference Through Social Responsibility
- PD10: Difficult Conversations
- PD11: Managing Change
- PD12: Priorities, time and self management - balancing productivity and potential
For more detailed information and to assist you throughout the NAP Programme please refer to the New Academics and Fellows Programme Handbook. To register for a place on the NAP programme, please complete the online NAP registration form.
A number of NAP courses are available in a fully online format (NAP online) and others are supported by an online element providing a flipped approach to learning (NAP blended). If you are new, you can get access to the NAP Online Blackboard area through the Training Catalogue, once registered on the programme.
NAP Yammer Group
Participants are encouraged to join the programme Yammer group which is an important channel that enables you to receive peer support from and communicate with other colleagues registered on the NAP and the NAP team.
NAP is a probationary requirement for most academics up to and including Reader and is optional for fellows and Professors. The programme is designed to recognise prior learning and participants on the programme may be eligible to apply for a full or partial NAP Exemption.
To complete the programme, participants must submit a reflective portfolio. Further details including the assessment criteria and submission dates are available on the NAP Submission page.