A one-day event to explore ideas and practices from the new SEDA book

10 June 2016 - 03 June 2016
Location: University College Birmingham

The book’s editors David Baume and Celia Popovic, along with chapter authors, will give short provocative presentations on futures for their particular areas of interest within academic development.

Beyond that, much of the day will be devoted to participants using their own experience and ideas from the book to plan and report on futures for:


  • Themselves as developers;
  • Their work as developers;
  • Their development unit; and
  • Their institution or organisation.


Participants will also be encouraged to spend a little time drawing implications for the future work and structure of SEDA.

Venue and Cost

The venue will be at McIntyre House, University College Birmingham.

The fee will be £50 (to include a copy of the book) or £30 (for those who already have a copy).

Refreshments and a sandwich lunch will be provided. Joining instructions will be sent nearer to the date.

The book

Baume, D., & Popovic, C. (Eds.). (2016). Advancing practice in academic development. United Kingdom: Routledge.

You can order your copy here

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

Book contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction – Some Issues in Academic Development

Celia Popovic and David Baume

Chapter 2 – Identifying Needs and Opportunities for Academic Development

Charles Neame and Rachel Forsyth

Chapter 3 – Professions and Professionalism in Teaching and Development

Stephen Bostock and David Baume

Chapter 4 – Supporting Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Lecturers

Ruth Pilkington

Chapter 5 – Consultancy in Academic Development

Sue Thompson

Chapter 6 – Coaching and Mentoring in Academic Development

Diana Eastcott

Chapter 7 – Supporting Part-time Teachers and Contract Faculty

Fran Beaton and Ellen Sims

Chapter 8 – Technologies and Academic Development

Keith Smyth, Sheila MacNeill, and Peter Hartley

Chapter 9 – Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement

Rowena Pelik

Chapter 10 – “Is it working?” – Outcomes, Monitoring and Evaluation

Lorraine Stefani and David Baume

Chapter 11 – Working with Networks, Microcultures and Communities

Katarina Mårtensson and Torgny Roxå

Chapter 12 – Researching Academic Development

Kathryn Sutherland and Barbara Grant

Chapter 13 – Managing and Leading Change – Models and Practices

Celia Popovic and Kathryn M. Plank

Chapter 14 – Managing and Leading Projects and Project Teams

Nancy Turner and Peter Hartley

Chapter 15 – Leading an Academic Development Unit

Julie Hall and David A. Green

Chapter 16 – Academic Development and Senior Management

Sally Brown and Shân Wareing

Chapter 17 – Writing, Contributing to and Using Institutional Policies and Strategies

Ian Solomonides

Chapter 18 – Futures for Academic Development

David Baume and Celia Popovic

10.00 to 10.15 Arrivals and welcome – coffee

10.15 to 10.45 David and/or Celia – Overview of ‘Advancing Practice in Academic Development’- how it links to today’s event

10.45 to 11.45 Panel 1 – chapter authors provide their views on the future of academic development, through the lens of the chapter topic.

11.45 to 12.30 Discussion groups

12.30 to 1.15 Lunch and networking

1.15 to 2.15 Panel 2 – as before but different set of authors

2.15 to 3.00 Discussion

3.00 to 3.30 Summary of the day, conclude and depart.