Teaching and education leadership in Russell Group universities: challenges and opportunities

Dr Dilly Fung, Director, UCL Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT)

Monday 13 October 2014
Read Lecture Theatre
Level 5, Sherfield Building
South Kensington campus

Is it really possible for Russell Group institutions to reach a situation where there is parity of esteem between research and teaching? Dilly explored this question by sharing her experiences of leading institutional change in this area. Dilly is currently leading on a new phase of UCL’s development, aiming to raise significantly the status of teaching and education leadership. Initiatives include changing promotion and reward criteria for staff who teach;  developing an accredited Continuing Professional Development scheme (UCL Arena); leading a major curriculum change (‘connected curriculum’); and leading on UCL ChangeMakers, a scheme for working with students as leaders of educational change. She gave an overview of these initiatives and the themes wre further explored during the discussion.

Dr Dilly Fung joined UCL in October 2013 as the Director of their Centre for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (CALT). A Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she was previously Senior Lecturer in Academic Practice and Head of Academic Development at the University of Exeter. Focusing not only on teaching, learning and assessment, she engages with wider dimensions of academic practice, academic leadership and institutional change: these themes are also the subjects of her own research.

Watch a video of Dilly's talk.