Join a new collaboration to support staff with comprehensive and flexible training
This month Epigeum has launched our latest international collaborative project to develop an interactive online ‘teaching toolkit’ for higher education staff – now open to universities worldwide!
With the expansion of higher education providers, rising student numbers, and increasing pressure to measure academic teaching, it is clear that a strong foundation in teaching and learning support is key. There is an increasing focus on teaching quality demonstrated from recent initiatives such as the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, as well as a growing desire for benchmarking and standards internationally.
Enhancing teaching quality with University Teaching: Core Skills
To support institutions in providing institution-wide teaching support, this new collaboration University Teaching: Core Skills will build a single, flexible and comprehensive resource to ensure all new, early career, or less experienced higher education staff have access to consistent training.
Using high-quality content and sophisticated pedagogy, this resource will 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). Organised into six key themes, with 12 hours of online content, this programme will also encourage staff to think holistically about their roles as teachers by incorporating themes such as working with students as partners, student wellbeing, and designing employability into teaching.
The vision for the collaboration will shaped under the guidance of our Lead Advisor Professor David Boud, along with input from the Expert Advisors Dr Rosalind Duhs and Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe.
Joining an Epigeum collaboration enables universities to help shape the curriculum and peer-review the materials in development, whilst benefitting from being part of a development group sharing best practice, knowledge and expertise.
Find out more about what a collaboration involves:
Make sure your university gains access to this cost-effective, efficient way to scale up teaching support, to help demonstrate your institution-wide commitment to enhancing teaching quality.