Page 1: Reflecting on the virtual learning systems – extinction or evolution? 
Lawrie Phipps, Dave Cormier and Mark Stiles

Page 4: Riding the elephant: thoughts on the implications of e-portfolios for staff developers 
Janet Strivens

Page 7: Not another strategy? Linking the Learning and Teaching and Human Resource Strategies via the development of a Professional Doctorate 
Helen Gale

Page 11: Trying something different: risk taking in professional development 
Professor Ranald Macdonald FSEDA

Page 14: Writer’s retreat: reshaping academic writing practices 
Rowena Murray

Page 16: Making the case for staff networks 
Dr Scott Gaule and Meriel Box

Page 20: Discipline-based Support for Early Career Academics: Subject Centres and the Professional Standards Framework 
Helen King

Page 25: Re-aligning assurance and enhancement: Quality Management at the University of Bath 
Gwen van der Velden

Page 28: How I write books and get them published 
Maxine Alterio

Page 29: Book Review 
Liz McKenzie

Page 32: Training the cat-herders! Transition development for newly appointed academic leaders 
Jacqueline Tuson