21 July 2009 - 23 July 2009
Location: Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park

Development for the Developers

The ninth Summer School for academic developers, will be run at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor from 21 – 23 July 2009.

Academic development includes working with individuals, groups and institutions to analyse and improve their practice. The Summer School will give participants time, stimulus and support to review and improve their own practice.


The course is intended for colleagues in their first few years of work in academic development. Development may be part or all of their work. Participants may work in academic development units; as learning and teaching coordinators in faculties or schools; in Subject Centres; or in other settings and roles where they help to enhance academic practice. 

The course aims to help participants to:

  • Analyse the opportunities and challenges of their current, and perhaps also their next, role(s) in academic development;
  • Develop both conceptual and practical approaches to their own work;
  • Share and test ideas and practices from other developers.


The course will involve seminars, workshops, small group and private study, and tutorials and mentoring with experienced developers. There will be time to think!


  • David Baume PhD FSEDA FHEA, higher education consultant, previously at the Open University
  • Professor Diana Eastcott, higher education consultant, previously at Birmingham City University
  • Jan Tenant FHEA, Director of the Teaching Centre, Loughborough University