Eleven new Teaching Enhancement Project (TEPs) have been unveiled by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE).
The majority of the new cohort of educational innovators and scholars will start work this month (January) on a diverse range of projects strategically designed to improve student education at the University.
The 11 projects – three of which will be co-led and many of which cross disciplines – will be supported through a combination of partial secondments (o.2 FTE per project) and £3k research funding.
Dr Raphael Hallett, Director of LITE, says: “We are delighted to welcome 14 new colleagues to our LITE community in what is an exciting and important phase for the Institute.
“The project leads will set an aspirational standard of educational improvement that will develop teaching practice and scholarship within and beyond the Leeds Curriculum.
“I now look forward to working with our TEP leaders to ensure that their projects fully contribute to the University of Leeds strong and growing reputation for student education.”
As part of their role, TEP holders will contribute fully to the Institute’s scholarly community, content towards the digital and external-facing profiles of the LITE and act as ambassadors at internal and external events.
They will disseminate their project findings internally and externally to develop the practice, pedagogy and reputation of student education at the University of Leeds. Their projects will enable them to further develop leadership roles in student education in their school, unit or service.
Projects have been guided by ‘strategic themes’ outlined as priorities by the Institute. These support the Leeds Curriculum and respond to current Higher Education issues.
TEPs can also correspond to ‘open themes’ which leave room for more experimental approaches to enhancing student education and educational research.
The Institute, which was launched at the end of October, provides funding, time and support for current and future student education leaders to develop their profile at the University and to carry out research and innovation projects with internal and external impact