Edinburgh Napier University: ENroute Yearbook 2016 Edition - Page 25

ENroute Yearbook 2015-16 An ENroute Reviewer’s Reflections Jackie Brodie, Senior Fellow and ENroute Reviewer I became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) through the ENroute Scheme in May 2014. My motivation for applying for SFHEA was so that I could take time out to consider my achievements to date. This process gave me space for reflection regarding my Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) activities and my philosophy around LTA. Being a member of the HEA has offered me some fantastic opportunities for networking, training, and access to a small amount of LTA funding. It has also allowed me to knowledgeably support my colleagues in their aspirations to gain fellowship status. Initially, I began to support my colleagues as a School representative and a mentor and, more lately, I have been acting as an ENroute Reviewer. Jackie Brodie, ENroute Reviewer, Senior Fellow Being a reviewer of applications for Associate Fellow, Fellow and Senior Fellow has been a great privilege. It has offered me a glimpse into the innovative LTA practices of a host of different professionals in the institution that I would never have had the opportunity to meet in my day-to-day work. Having the opportunity to discuss with others their LTA practices is always a pleasure and actually allows me additional time to reflect on my own teaching practices and leadership role. Being a reviewer has also afforded me many opportunities for CPD as I am regularly briefed with up-to-date advice and guidance on the ENroute process. I particularly enjoy the times when reviewers and mentors come together to discuss ‘lessons learned’ from our experiences. Given my positive experiences in the role, I would not hesitate to recommend to everyone who has successfully completed ENroute to think about taking on the rewarding challenge of being either a mentor or a reviewer for the next round of ENroute applicants. 24