First in Wales for Cardiff Metropolitan University 

12/02/2013 18:00 


Cardiff Metropolitan University Dean of Learning & Teaching, Dr Colleen Connor has been named as the first academic in Wales to be recognised as a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Colleen Connor
Dr Connor is one of just 25 across the UK to have attained Principal Fellowship status – part of the Academy’s Professional Recognition Scheme which serves to reward a wider commitment to academic practice and strategic leadership in teaching to enhance the student learning experience.

Cardiff Metropolitan University’s teaching staff currently boasts one of the highest numbers of recognised Fellows in a UK Higher Education Institution and speaking about this latest honour, Dr Connor, who has been employed by the university for over 20 years said:

“I am delighted to have attained recognition from the Higher Education Academy as a Principal Fellow.

“Cardiff Metropolitan University has an excellent record of both learning and teaching achievements and demonstrating the attainment of explicit standards of teaching in higher education has always been extremely important to us to ensure that students get the highest quality experience.”

Professor Craig Mahoney, Chief Executive of the Higher Education Academy, said:

“I would like to congratulate Dr Connor on her fellowship.

“The appointment of the first Principal Fellow at a Welsh institution is a welcome and significant milestone in recognising the value and status of strategic leadership in teaching and learning.”


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