“Handbook of Quality Assurance for University Teaching” – launch

DateWednesday, 26 September 2018, 15:30 – 20:00
Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier Street, London N1 9BE
Network – SRHE Events
The Society for Research into Higher Education would like to invite you to attend this event, marking the publication of “Handbook of Quality Assurance for University Teaching” edited by Professors Roger Ellis and Elaine Hogard. 

About this title
This event is celebrating the publication of this practical and authoritative handbook. The Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the issues and approaches to assuring quality in university teaching. Including contributions from major international figures, the book contains a wealth of ideas and practical advice to help universities commit to quality in teaching and offers insights into how the topics raised can be directly applied.

The book initially identifies some of the key issues surrounding the topic, such as the evidence-based identification of teaching quality; the training of university lecturers and faculty; external and internal quality assurance; the tension between professional autonomy and governmental regulation; and the involvement of students in developing quality. It then moves on to present ideas and initiatives to address these problems, tackling the subject through four sections:

  • Assuring Quality – questioning what quality assurance means and how it might be practised;
  • Identifying Quality – examining what knowledge exists at present and how it might be further researched;
  • Developing Quality – investigating the development of staff through teacher training and appraisal;
  • Case Studies of Quality Assurance – reviewing six case studies of quality assurance in a range of contrasting subjects including the professional subjects of Medicine, Nursing and Teacher Training which are also addressed systemically in the first section.

Full of practical advice, Handbook of Quality Assurance for University Teaching is an invaluable and unique resource for Faculty, Subject Leaders, University Administrators and Quality Assessors.


15:30 – 16:00   Registration with refreshments

16:00 – 18:00   Presentations from chapter contributors (TBC) followed by discussion chaired by Professors Ellis and Hogard.

18:00 – 20:00   Drinks and canape reception, sponsored by the Society for Research into Higher Education and Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

This is event is free to attend.

For more information on this title please visit the Routledge website.https://www.routledge.com/Handbook-of-Quality-Assurance-for-University-Teaching/Ellis-Hogard/p/book/9781138733800

FREE Working Together Project Seminar – 3 Sept 2018

3 September 2018

Working Together Project Seminar
Australian universities and public libraries facilitating student success in regional + remote communities

Working Together was a research project funded by the Australian Government’s Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program.

The project aimed to investigate the question: How can Australian universities and public libraries work together to provide highly accessible, relevant and sustainable and learning support to meet the needs of low socio-economic higher education students living in regional and remote communities?

This free online seminar will provide the opportunity to learn about the project’s key findings including A Framework for Australian universities and public libraries supporting regional and remote students.

Thursday 13th September, 2018
12.00pm-1.30pm AEST

Visit the project website and join the session via Zoom.

The project was undertaken in partnership by:
University of Southern Queensland
Federation University
Southern Cross University
University of New England
University of the Sunshine Coast

This project was also undertaken in collaboration with the Australian Library and Information Association and National and State Libraries Australia.

Further information: https://workingtogether.usq.edu.au/working-together-seminar/

“Contextualising student engagement: The case of recent reform in United Kingdom higher education”

NTFs may well be interested in this “special issue of Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences (LATISS) titled “Contextualising student engagement: The case of recent reform in United Kingdom higher education”.”

It focuses on the “shift in policy and discourse in the post-Browne Review era, exploring institutional change and everyday experience, and reflecting on the power and limits of policies.”