Edited by David Baume and Celia Popovic
Routledge Staff and Educational Development Series
Publication: January 2016

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Chapter summaries and extracts will appear on the SEDA Blog over the coming months 

Contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction – Some Issues in Academic DevelopmentCelia Popovic and David Baume 
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Chapter 2 – Identifying Needs and Opportunities for Academic DevelopmentCharles Neame and Rachel Forsyth
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Chapter 3 – Professions and Professionalism in Teaching and DevelopmentStephen Bostock and David Baume
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Chapter 4 – Supporting Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for LecturersRuth Pilkington 
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Chapter 5 – Consultancy in Academic DevelopmentSue Thompson
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Chapter 6 – Coaching and Mentoring in Academic Development Diana Eastcott 
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Chapter 7 – Supporting Part-time Teachers and Contract Faculty Fran Beaton and Ellen Sims
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Chapter 8 – Technologies and Academic DevelopmentKeith Smyth, Sheila MacNeill, and Peter Hartley
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Chapter 9 – Quality Assurance and Quality EnhancementRowena Pelik 
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Chapter 10 – “Is it working?” – Outcomes, Monitoring and Evaluation Lorraine Stefani and David Baume 
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Chapter 11 – Working with Networks, Microcultures and Communities Katarina Mårtensson and Torgny Roxå 
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Chapter 12 – Researching Academic DevelopmentKathryn Sutherland and Barbara Grant 
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Chapter 13 – Managing and Leading Change – Models and PracticesCelia Popovic and Kathryn M. Plank 
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Chapter 14  – Managing and Leading Projects and Project Teams Nancy Turner and Peter Hartley 
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Chapter 15 – Leading an Academic Development UnitJulie Hall and David A. Green 
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Chapter 16 – Academic Development and Senior ManagementSally Brown and Shân Wareing 
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Chapter 17 – Writing, Contributing to and Using Institutional Policies and StrategiesIan Solomonides  
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Chapter 18 – Futures for Academic DevelopmentDavid Baume and Celia Popovic 
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Overview

More and more staff in higher education have some responsibility for supporting and leading the improvement of educational practice. This book is written for all such people, whatever their role or job title.
The editors and authors have national and international experience in academic development. As well as experience, they bring a lively, research-informed, critical and questioning approach to academic development. 

The huge changes brought about by and influencing academic development include:     

  • A shift in emphasis from teaching to learning; 
  • Systematic and accredited preparation of new teachers;
  • Continuing professional development for established staff;
  • Advancing scholarship of teaching, learning and academic development;
  • The fast-growing use of technologies;
  • The use of values and outcomes to shape academic development practice;
  • Departmental and institutional strategies and policies for learning and teaching;
  • Growing concerns for accountability and quality assurance;
  • Institutional and national development initiatives and projects;
  • Interest in change-making and leadership processes; and
  • Collaboration with other agents and organizations for change.

These changes are happening in contexts which include:

  • A great increase in the scale of higher education;
  • Greater diversity of students;
  • Greater diversity in student needs for and expectations of higher education, and
  • A squeeze on resources, and consequent emphasis on value for money for all stakeholders.

This book addresses these themes and many others. Case studies and stories are used throughout to illustrate development scenarios and methods.  
Written in a scholarly, accessible, stimulating and practical style, this book acknowledges difficulties and offers ways forward. As well as presenting problems, it offers solutions.