Pedagogy a poor second in promotions

by E Wayne Ross on December 10, 2009

Times Higher Education: Pedagogy a poor second in promotions

Study finds ‘hypocritical’ sector fails to practise what it preaches. Rebecca Attwood reports

Universities stand accused of hypocrisy this week over their claims to value teaching, after a major study of promotions policy and practice found that many are still failing to reward academics for leadership in pedagogy.

Research by the Higher Education Academy and the University of Leicester’s “Genie” Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning examines the promotion policies of 104 UK universities.