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Centre for Higher Education Practice

Community of Practice

The Community of Practice (CoP) is the network of staff from across the University, who are passionate about education innovation and excellence, who come together to share good practice, collaborate, learn new skills, undertake research and lead the University’s ambition to revolutionise education.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

The COP special interest groups (SIGs), bring together staff from across the University to look in more depth at specific area of Education innovation, enhancement or Development.

Benefits of membership

Membership Levels

There are three levels of membership, Affiliate, Associate and Fellow.

Affiliate Member: All start interested in education excellence are welcome to join the community as an affiliate member. If you are participating in PGCAP you will automatically be made an affiliate.

Associate Member: If you are actively participating in education innovation or enhancement activities, sharing good practice and championing education enhancement with colleagues and/or undertaking related research, you may wish to apply to be recognised as an Associate member.

Fellow: Fellowships are awarded by the Fellowship panel to those who:

•Achieve national or international prominence in areas of Learning and Teaching Innovation and/or Professional Development.
•Have a significant record of publications in the areas of pedagogy, innovations in teaching, professional development or learning technologies
•Have devoted a significant part of their career to improving education and the student experience at the University of Southampton

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