New impact study on UK Professional Standards Framework

In July 2012, the Higher Education Academy (HEA) commissioned the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) to conduct an evaluation of the impact of the UK Professional Standard Framework (UKPSF).

CLTAD’s Nancy Turner, Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching Development was a key member of the project team, so we asked her what she thought were the most interesting findings. Here is what she said:

“The study provided some interesting insights into the impact the UK Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning (UKPSF) is having in the sector both at the level of institution and front line teaching staff.  A key finding is that 85% of institutions responding reported using the survey to inform institutional programmes, policy or strategy.  This sits in contrast to the finding that 53% of teaching staff responding did not know anything about the UKPSF. The report calls on the Higher Education Academy as well as Higher Education institutions to do more to raise the profile of the UKPSF with teaching staff highlighting its use to inform PGCerts, CPD and reward and recognition schemes.”

For more information and to read the full report, visit the UK PSF Impact study web page.

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