A project funded under the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships scheme implemented from September 2016 until August 2019. The project aimed to enhance the quality of university education in Europe through facilitating the professional development of university teachers. The publication which came from the project Early Career Academics’ Reflections on Learning To Teach In Central Europe is available online and free from the SEDA Publications page.
SEDA was involved as a partner in The Professional Standards Framework for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Lebanese Universities “E-TALEB” project, which ran from 2016 to 2019. This was co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The main aim of the project was to develop a Lebanese Professional Standards Framework in Teaching and Learning (LBPSF), which was successfully completed.
In July 2012, the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) was commissioned by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) to conduct an evaluation of the impact of the UK Professional Standard Framework (UKPSF), reporting in March 2013. The project evaluated awareness, understanding and use of the UKPSF at the institutional and individual level and provided recommendations to the HEA on fostering the use of the UKPSF and future research in this area.
From January to November 2010 SEDA worked with JISC and University of Strathclyde Glasgow on a project to embed across a number of professional associations and institutions, the outcomes of a previous JISC project called WORK-WITH-IT. The WORK-WITH-IT framework and toolkit were designed to aid HEI change managers in ensuring readiness for working effectively with information technology. We worked with professional bodies such as SCONUL, AMOSSHE, HEA and LFHE to develop and test these support mechanisms and embed these in the professional practice of members. This was achieved by leveraging SEDA’s professional and sector knowledge and contacts to act as a broker and conduit to ensure that the support mechanisms identified by Work-with-IT were adopted and embedded by relevant sector organisations and professional bodies.
Project Officer Lesley Gourlay
Project Director (SEDA) Julie Hall SFSEDA
SEDA ran from July 2008 to July 2010, under contract to the Higher Education Academy, the Supporting Academic Staff Reference Group on Academic Development. The Reference Group, chaired by Dame Janet Ritterman, was intended to enhance communications, relationships and collaborative working between the Higher Education Academy Subject Centres, Academy York, and other organisations active in academic development in higher education. The Group was supported by, but functioned independent of, the Academy. The Group linked with the Academy primarily through the Academy’s Supporting Academic Staff Facilitation Group. Membership of the group is described in the attached account of the Principles and Purposes for the Group.