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Home Publication Academic teaching staff: developing equality and diversity skills, knowledge and values

Academic teaching staff: developing equality and diversity skills, knowledge and values

This report aims to help higher education institutions (HEIs) ensure that academic staff have the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver the curriculum.

Pages-from-Academic-teaching-staff---developing-e-and-d-skillsHEIs have a responsibility to ensure that academic staff have the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver the curriculum in a way that safeguards individuals and fosters good relations between different groups.

Aimed at senior management, human resources staff and equality and diversity practitioners, this report explores the following themes:

 

  • equality and diversity expertise
  • HEI enablers, for example, culture, leadership and strategy
  • teaching and learning development for academic teaching staff
  • developing and supporting the equality and diversity expertise of academic teaching staff
  • talent management

The report and its recommendations for HEIs and higher education sector bodies is evidenced by a systematic literature review, analysis of an online survey collecting data from academic teaching staff across the UK and the involvement of ten HEIs as case studies.