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Supporting and rewarding shifting academic pathways

This conference took place on 25 May 2016.

The programme can be accessed below.

Supporting and rewarding shifting academic pathways - programme

The PowerPoint slides can only be accessed by attendees of this conference via the link(s) below. If you attended this conference and have forgotten the access code, please email

William Locke, UCL Institute of Education - Shifting HE Landscapes: Implications for academic careers and professional development

Dr Geoff Stoakes, Higher Education Academy - Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and the changing focus on the quality of teaching

Professor Dilly Fung, Professor of Higher Education Development at University College London and Dr Claire Gordon, Head of the London School of Economics and Political Science Teaching and Learning Centre - Rewarding Educators and Education Leaders: Implications for the Sector

Cherry Bennett, Assistant Director of HR and Dr Eileen Hyder, Academic Developer, University of Reading - HEI Case Study: Joint Working between HR and Staff Development to support academic career progression

Professor Joelle Fanghanel, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Head of the Graduate School, University of West London - The excellence challenge in multidisciplinary HE environments: institutional contexts and strategies and the role of HR

Dean Morley, Director of HR, Kingston University London - Modernising the academic role and progression routes at Kingston University

Three of our speakers based their presentations on each of the following reports so you may find it useful to refer to these:

  • Locke, W., Whitchurch, C., Smith, H. & Mazenod, A. (2016) Shifting Landscapes: Meeting the staff development needs of the changing academic workforce, York: Higher Education Academy.
  • Rewarding Educators and Education Leaders in Research-intensive Universities (Fung and Gordon, HEA, 2016)
  • “Defining and supporting the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): A sector-wide study“ Project HEA RT05 – 2016 (Joëlle Fanghanel was the main author of the report).

The case studies 'write-ups' re also accessible by staff in UCEA member HEIs with user accounts for the website:

University of Reading - Joint working between HR and Staff Development

Kingston University London - Modernising the academic role and progression routes