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Universities HR Strategic Enhancement Project

The reward and recognition of great teaching in higher education is core to the HEA’s mission. We believe reward and recognition are key to the motivation of staff and to the learning outcomes of the students they teach.

Over the past two years the HEA has been working in close partnership with more than twenty-five Human Resources (HR) departments from institutions across the UK HE sector to develop ways – or strategies - to embed reward and recognition into the career progression of academics. The work continues this year. Fundamental to the work is the alignment of these strategies to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UK PSF).

This programme is the first time the HR community has worked with the HEA in this way; where the HEA supports HR colleagues to develop ways in which academic careers in teaching can be improved through areas such as pay promotion and reward.

2014-15 Projects

2015-16 projects:


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