The Academic Staff Development Unit (ASDU) provides effective academic development opportunities for all staff working on ASU programmes so that our students’ experience of learning ‘gets better all the time’. ASDU aims to work in collaboration with colleges and departments to support their staff. ASDU is both proactive and responsive and invites staff to discuss their developmental needs on an individual as well as departmental basis.
We achieve our aims through:
- Contributing to relevant strategies such as those related to learning, teaching and assessment strategy.
- Leading the planning, development, co-ordination and delivery of academic staff development activity which supports Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy, Research Strategy, Staff Development Policy and other relevant strategies and legislation such as the MoE’s Vision 2030
- Leading in the promotion of a learning culture among academic colleagues in which they are positively engaged in enhancing their own skills and effectiveness in pursuit of ASU and personal goals.
- Acting as a central link for colleges to external organisations, such as the Higher Education Academy (supporting applications for Fellowship of the HEA and the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA).
Director of Academic Staff Development Unit