27 April 2017, Dinner and networking, 6.30pm to 9.30pm
28 April 2017, 9.00am to 5.00pm
BY INVITATION ONLY
The Academy has commissioned a study to develop a robust framework for evaluating and rewarding the teaching achievements of academic staff that is applicable across all disciplines. It is designed to enable universities and promotion candidates to define and evaluate teaching achievement at each stage of the academic career.
The next phase of the study is designed to evaluate how well the framework works in practice. A global consortium of universities is providing feedback on the applicability of the framework within academic appointment, promotion and appraisal systems.
This is a one-day meeting for leaders from these partner universities – including NUS, EPFL, the School of Engineering at MIT, Chalmers, the Faculty of Arts and Science at Harvard University, Queen Mary, Skoltech, DTU, UTM (Malaysia), UCL, UTEC (Peru) and the University of Twente. The meeting is designed to discuss experiences of changing institutional promotion processes and to share lessons learnt.
In particular, it aims to:
· establish an international community of dialogue between individuals and institutions striving to improve the recognition of university teaching;
· discuss experiences and share ideas for reforming university promotion systems, as well as provide specific feedback about the RAEng framework;
· pave the way for broader cross-institutional agreement about the recognition of teaching, such that these achievements could be ‘portable’ and recognised between universities in a similar way to research achievements.
Further details on the Framework and the process by which it was developed are available at the evaluating teaching website.
A full agenda will be available soon.
For further information, please contact Charlotte Freeman.