Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching enables participants to enhance the skills, approaches and insights needed to lead course and programme teams through processes of transformation and innovation. The programme has been developed in collaboration with the Higher Education Academy for individuals with an interest in curriculum design and the transformation of learning and teaching within their institutions, faculties and departments.
“I have found this programme to be extremely useful, extremely enjoyable, an excellent networking opportunity… I cannot recommend this programme highly enough." Senior Lecturer, Cardiff Metropolitan University
The key to successful transformation is:
These will be some of the major areas covered on the programme alongside transformational change processes and an exploration of the main drivers for change in higher education. The kinds of change challenges participants may be tackling could include: employability; internationalisation; digital literacy; moving from modularisation to different approaches. This programme will help to provide solutions via new approaches.
What are the benefits?
Participation in Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching will provide benefits at personal, professional and institutional levels.
increased practical and critical understanding of academic leadership and collaborative change in the context of learning and teaching
greater confidence in engaging with, influencing and motivating colleagues to contribute productively towards new course development and delivery
an enhanced awareness of strengths – individual participants can develop further both in themselves and others as they grow as leaders in higher education.
a practical toolkit of methods, techniques, facilitation aids and resources for leading the process of transformation and development
a fresh perspective on curriculum design, the impact of taking an inclusive and collaborative approach, and the changing role of the academic leader
a network of contacts with others in the sector facing similar opportunities and challenges
experience of undertaking a transformation initiative within the supportive framework of the programme and with an ongoing professional dialogue
for those undertaking the full programme, a structured basis for seeking recognition against Descriptor 3 (SFHEA) of the UK Professional Standards Framework through the HEA’s accreditation scheme (particularly if you already have recognition against Descriptor 2 – Fellow HEA). To enable this participant’s will be provided with a reflection and action planning booklet that follows the course structure, provides a framework for recording actions, reflections and intentions, suggests further reading and resources, and if well-kept and compiled creates the basis for applying for professional recognition.
growing as a leader for the institution in the key area of learning and teaching transformation and development, and also potentially the development of colleagues
progression of a transformation initiative that will produce a clear outcome for the institution and its learning and teaching portfolio/resources
methods and approaches for future projects and ideas to share with colleagues.
We are a membership organisation of and for a sector that has some of the brightest minds in the UK.
Our members are key to our strategy and form a community of higher education institutions with a clear commitment to and experience of developing leadership, governance and management capabilities at all levels. Academic and professional services staff from member institutions contribute to our programmes, projects and research and advise on benefits and services.