SPHERE Study Visit University of Edinburgh October 2017

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SPHERE Study Visit: University of Edinburgh (October 2017) The role of the Institute for

SPHERE Study Visit: University of Edinburgh (October 2017) The role of the Institute for Academic Development in supporting staff to enhance learning & teaching Jon Turner & Cathy Bovill Institute for Academic Development University of Edinburgh

IAD Remit and Role • Provide support for staff and students in teaching, learning

IAD Remit and Role • Provide support for staff and students in teaching, learning and researcher development • Support programme and curriculum development and enhancement • Focus on University level strategic priorities All depends on partnership working We have strong connections around the university

The University of Edinburgh • ~37, 900 students – 24, 300 undergraduate; 8, 800

The University of Edinburgh • ~37, 900 students – 24, 300 undergraduate; 8, 800 masters; 4, 800 doctoral – 12, 200 Scotland, 9, 700 rest of UK, 4, 800 EU, 11, 200 rest of world • Highly devolved structure: – 3 Colleges (Science & Engineering, Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, Humanities & Social Science) – 20 Schools (e. g. Physics, Chemistry, Engineering) • Senate committees • University level support services – including the Institute for Academic Development

University Support Services (e. g. Institute for Academic Development) Structures – who is responsible?

University Support Services (e. g. Institute for Academic Development) Structures – who is responsible? Senate [University] Committees (Chaired by Vice or Assistant Principals) Colleges (Deans for Learning & Teaching, QA, Postgraduate and Researcher Development) Schools (Directors of Teaching & Learning, QA Graduate School and Research)

How does this compare to your University? Do you have an IAD equivalent? Who

How does this compare to your University? Do you have an IAD equivalent? Who is responsible for teaching enhancement?

Strategic context: Teaching as an unambiguous strategic priority • Academic Careers: recruitment, annual review,

Strategic context: Teaching as an unambiguous strategic priority • Academic Careers: recruitment, annual review, promotion • Investment in training for university teaching • Informal support, conversations about teaching, networks & communities of practice • Support for innovation, experimentation & enhancement

Key connections to support culture change Building profile and celebrating teaching Recording, tracking and

Key connections to support culture change Building profile and celebrating teaching Recording, tracking and reporting attendance, engagement, completion; Links to annual reviews CPD Framework for Learning & Teaching Includes wide range of approaches (credit bearing courses, workshops, practice sharing, case studies, curriculum enhancement, scholarship of teaching & learning, leadership roles etc. ) External accreditation from Higher Education Academy Insentivisation: Links to grade profiles, promotion & reward processes; and career planning Links to other provision and development opportunities (e. g. leadership & management programmes)

Reward & Recognition (Promotion) Challenge: Converting policy into practice & impact Approach: Exemplars of

Reward & Recognition (Promotion) Challenge: Converting policy into practice & impact Approach: Exemplars of Excellence in Education (additional guidance for academic promotions)

How is teacher development incentivised in your University? Recruitment and promotion? Support and training?

How is teacher development incentivised in your University? Recruitment and promotion? Support and training?

Why a CPD Framework? (Continuing Professional Development) • Positive impact on student learning of

Why a CPD Framework? (Continuing Professional Development) • Positive impact on student learning of staff engagement with substantive CPD • Desire to offer a coherent framework of CPD opportunities that can be tailored to different roles, career stages and personal requirements – Link to annual development review, individual career development & School plans for teaching enhancement • Provide formal recognition and validation of staff expertise and experience – Link to reward & recognition (promotion) – Ability to respond to future external demands (HESA/TEF)

Design Principles • Provide flexible pathways (career stage, role, experience, individual’s requirements) • Strengthen

Design Principles • Provide flexible pathways (career stage, role, experience, individual’s requirements) • Strengthen symbiotic link between CPD and practice • Encourage reflective practice and draw upon broad range of CPD opportunities • Emphasise and support relevance of CPD throughout an academic career • Have robust and credible system for validation and accreditation of CPD framework and pathways – Accredited by Higher Education Academy (HEA) and mapped against UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) • Pilot and develop appropriate model to scale up

University CPD Framework for Learning and Teaching

University CPD Framework for Learning and Teaching

Edinburgh Teaching Award • Approach: – Flexible to suit interests and accommodate busy roles

Edinburgh Teaching Award • Approach: – Flexible to suit interests and accommodate busy roles – Draws on and recognises existing experience & expertise – Select from and engage in broad range of CPD activities: • Workshops & courses (IAD, School, external) • Secondments, networks, mentoring • Curriculum development, applied pedagogic research, course evaluation • Mentor, group meetings, structure and support (eg writing retreats) • Final submission: – Reflective blog or presentation – Reference – Assessed by panel including external

Progress to Date • Strong & manageable demand – 84 completers to date; 292

Progress to Date • Strong & manageable demand – 84 completers to date; 292 enrolled – ~150 expected to join university level cohorts AY 17/18 – School versions in Veterinary Medicine & Maths (+ others under consideration) • Impact & evaluation – Positive formal external evaluation – Positive feedback from participants (useful insights, changing practice, feeling valued, conversations about learning) – Encouraging levels of interest from Schools (too soon to judge culture change) – Development of cross-University communities of practice – Increasingly built into reward, review and recruitment – Key challenge: time for participants and mentors

Do you have formal/accredited teacher development programmes? Structure, organisation, content

Do you have formal/accredited teacher development programmes? Structure, organisation, content

Teacher development: Importance of formal and informal CPD

Teacher development: Importance of formal and informal CPD

Conversations about teaching, networks & communities of practice

Conversations about teaching, networks & communities of practice

Practice sharing, celebrating & promoting teaching Links to IAD case studies, teaching matters and

Practice sharing, celebrating & promoting teaching Links to IAD case studies, teaching matters and other case study collections around the university http: //www. ed. ac. uk/institute-academicdevelopment/learning-teaching/practice

Teaching Matters Blog http: //www. teaching-matters-blog. ed. ac. uk/

Teaching Matters Blog http: //www. teaching-matters-blog. ed. ac. uk/

Support for innovation, experimentation & enhancement

Support for innovation, experimentation & enhancement

Secondments to the IAD • Structure – Part-time, usually up to 2 academic years

Secondments to the IAD • Structure – Part-time, usually up to 2 academic years – Specific focus with broader relevance and links • Projects – Identification and prioritisation jointly with College/School committees – Dissemination and practice sharing via IAD • Past Projects – English language support for on-line Masters; Edinburgh Award; Sustainability in the curriculum • Current Projects – Implementing Flip Classroom; SLICCs; Widening Access; Excellence in doctoral education programme

PTAS – Principal’s Teaching Award Scheme

PTAS – Principal’s Teaching Award Scheme

The Institute for Academic Development www. ed. ac. uk/iad

The Institute for Academic Development www. ed. ac. uk/iad