One hundred of The lecturers of Walailak University (WU) have been awarded teaching fellowships by the UK – based Advance HE including 24 Senior Fellows and 77 Fellows. This is a mark of Walailak University teaching quality. The fellowships have been awarded following the training programs, the Professional Standard Framework (UKPSF), offered by Advance HE. The UKPSF reconized worldwide as a high quality tertiary teaching framework.
The adoption of the UKPSF by Walailak University is a part of teaching and learning reforms to internationalized the quality of the WU’s teaching staff. This is to teaching lecturers to have skills and abilities in teaching Including to give students the skills to think, analyze, synthesize more than memorization.
The Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching, Walailak University has already organized training on this issue for the lecturers in 3 cohorts. After the training, all the lecturers have to write an application in accordance with the specific form of the UKPSF, covering the Areas of Activity, the Core Knowledge and the Professional Values. The fellowship scheme has 4 categories : Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellow and Principal Fellow. Prof. Dr. Wichit Srisa-an, President of Walailak University Council, is the first Principal Fellow of Thailand. However, the rest of Walailak University’s lecturers undergone UKPSF pre-training.