One size will not fit all (2 of 3)

February 3, 2011

Two strengths of the original standards framework were its brevity and its ability to be implemented in differing higher education contexts. The proposed changes to the standard descriptors imply a model of career development that may inadvertently limit progression to higher levels for colleagues such as learning development staff, librarians, technical instructors and academic skills support tutors - all of whom have a significant part to play in the student learning experience. These changes could significantly limit the framework's applicability to colleagues on "academic-related" or other "non-academic" contracts. We urge the HEA to rethink.

John Hilsdon and Michelle Reid, Association for Learning Development in Higher Education

You've reached your article limit.

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Commented

Worried man wiping forehead
Two academics explain how to beat some of the typical anxieties associated with a doctoral degree

Felipe Fernández-Armesto takes issue with a claim that the EU has been playing the sovereignty card in Brexit negotiations

Female professor

New data show proportion of professors who are women has declined at some institutions

John McEnroe arguing with umpire. Tennis

Robert MacIntosh and Kevin O’Gorman explain how to negotiate your annual performance and development review

Man throwing axes

UCU attacks plans to cut 171 posts, but university denies Brexit 'the reason'