University Teaching - recognition and reward


  • Paul Glaister University of Reading



mathematics education, statistics education,


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 which serve to raise the profile of teaching and give it greater recognition. It is also important that teaching is recognised even more fully and widely, and crucially that it is rewarded accordingly. We propose a mechanism for recognising and rewarding university teaching that is based on a review process that is supported by documented evidence whose outcomes 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.

Author Biography

Paul Glaister, University of Reading

Mathematics and StatisticsProfessor of Mathematics and Mathematics Education