About University Teaching: Core Skills
Given the expansion of higher education providers, rising student numbers, and increasing pressure to measure and benchmark academic teaching, a strong foundation in teaching and learning support is key.
University Teaching: Core Skills will be a single, flexible and comprehensive resource to ensure all staff have access to consistent training. With high-quality content and sophisticated pedagogy, this resource will provide comprehensive coverage of teaching in a higher education context, to allow staff to develop their understanding of current scholarship, best practices, quality standards, and professional values, whilst engaging with frameworks such as the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF).
This programme will encourage staff to think holistically about their roles as teachers whilst incorporating growing trends such as working with students as partners, student wellbeing, and designing employability into teaching.
Providing a cost-effective and efficient way to scale up teaching support, University Teaching: Core Skills will help institutions to demonstrate their commitment to enhancing teaching quality.
This programme is for:
New, early-career or less experienced higher education staff with teaching or learning support responsibilities.
- Full- and part-time academic and non-academic staff
- Visiting faculty, including experts from industry
- Graduate teaching assistants and PhD students
- Lab demonstrators
- Seminar leaders
- Administrative and learning support staff
The modules may also benefit teaching staff with slightly more experience, by helping to consolidate and refresh knowledge and skills.