Monthly Archives: December 2017

Higher Education Academy


Merger of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE)

As you may well have read or heard, the Boards of the HEA, ECU and LFHE have formally agreed to the merger of our respective agencies.

The merger follows the recommendations published earlier this year in the review of higher education sector agencies led by Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading, on behalf of Universities UK and GuildHE.

The merger is fully supported by HEA, believing that a single, more holistic body will be well-placed and cost effective in supporting higher education providers to meet strategic challenges as they relate to teaching and learning, equality and diversity, and leadership and governance. Promoting and supporting teaching excellence will be a core component of the new organisation’s work.

The HEA Fellowship scheme, aligned to the Professional Standards Framework (PSF), will be retained when the new organisation forms, meaning that staff who teach or support learning may continue to apply to have their work and commitment to teaching rewarded under the scheme. Continue reading Higher Education Academy

Higher Education Academy


Leading global figures join judging panel for the 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award


The independent judging panel for the 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award is made up of 14 leading educationalists from around the world – Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and the USA. Heading up the judging panel, Svava Bjarnason, founding Director of the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education and a former member of the World Bank Education Sector Board, will continue in her role as Chair.

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The Health Foundation Newsletter – Nov 2017


Breaking boundaries: redesigning pathways and services to improve care

Redesigning services across traditional care boundaries is not easy. Making change in complex environments with differing professional viewpoints and varying organisational priorities while getting on with the day job of delivering high quality health care is a huge task. We dip into some of the work going on to redesign care and ask what works to bring about change.

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