University Teaching - recognition and reward

Paul Glaister


Teaching in universities has increased in importance in recent years which, in part, is a consequence of the change in funding of universities from block grants to student tuition fees. Various initiatives have been made whichserve to raise the profile of teaching and give it greater recognition. It isalso important that teaching is recognised even more fully and widely, and crucially that it is rewarded accordingly. We propose amechanism for recognising and rewarding university teaching that is based on a review process that is supported by documented evidence whoseoutcomes can be fed into performance and development reviews, and used to inform decisions about reward and promotion, as well as the review of probationary status where appropriate.


mathematics education; statistics education;

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