Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strategy

The Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strategy (2017-2021) is a values-based strategy designed to provide a 'common language' to support the development, sharing, and enhancement of learning, teaching and assessment practice across the university. The strategy was developed through extensive consultation and review across the university. It is intended to complement and extend learning and teaching policy and practice within and across the Academic Partners of the university, and provide a means to both recognise existing good practice and to develop our future practice.

The Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strategy comprises four key components:

  1. Twelve Learning and Teaching Enhancement Values that provide the basis of the strategy itself, and of a common language for learning and teaching enhancement
  2. A set of implementation actions and objectives for the embedding of the aforementioned values in institutional policy, practice and professional development provision across the five year timescale for the operationalisation of the strategy
  3. Mapping of the values to illustrative examples that provide a general sense of direction or insight into how each of the values could be represented in practice
  4. Mapping of the values to key internal and external policies and benchmarks, to articulate the broader internal and external relevance and applicability of the values


Embedding the strategy

Commencing from the start of the academic year 2017/18, the formal embedding of the strategy will begin as outlined within the implementation actions and objectives contained in the strategy itself. This will include a range of activities to be taken forward through the Learning and Teaching Academy to help colleagues engage with the strategy and embed, or further embed, the values of the strategy within their own practice. We will also be creating resources, including good practice case studies, to help further illustrate a range of ways in which the values can be embedded, and to support further engagement with the strategy going forward.

The Learning and Teaching Academy can also offer opportunities and events within Academic Partners, Faculties and Subject Networks to support engagement with the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strategy. If this would be of interest to you please contact us at lta@uhi.ac.uk.