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

Published: 23/04/2015

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.