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Teaching Recognition and Reward (TR&R)

The Teaching Recognition and Reward (TR&R) Learning Circle aims to be able to inform institutional deliberations on issues of:

  • Parity of research and teaching
  • Teaching career development
  • Recognition and reward of teaching activity

This Learning Circle aims to provide scholarly evidence-based advice and input to the institutional consideration of these issues. It will achieve this by a systematic review and critical appraisal of the corpus of research conducted in this field in recent decades and, to provide a focus to this intention. We aim to help inform all aspects of recognition and reward of the full diversity of teaching activities, and to support and enthuse the promotion and adoption of excellent teaching practices across the institution.

It is a further intention to engage the WIHEA Fellowship in focus groups to gather structured data that may best represent the current situation across the institution as well as the aspirations of the teaching academy.

2022 Updates

The Teaching Reward and Recognition Learning Circle has brought together case studies on some of the teaching and learning interest groups and seminar series that take place across the University of Warwick. You can find more on these studies by clicking on the link below.

Case Studies

2020/21 Updates
Academic Promotions
The TR&R Learning Circle is pleased to share the output of some work conducted to support teaching-focused staff in developing their promotion applications. See link below for a set of example activities and evidence that teaching-focused colleagues have previously used in successful applications across the spectrum of levels of promotion. These authentic, anonymised examples are intended to supplement the examples given within the University Academic Promotions Criteria documentation to support teaching-focused colleagues in articulating their evidence against the criteria.

Academic Promotions - Teaching focussed staffLink opens in a new window

The TR&R Learning Circle has also shared a Good Practice guide for departments in supporting promotions applications for teaching-focused staff.

Academic Promotions Flowchart

Previous updates

Current areas of activity include continued work on the recent changes to the promotion criteria following the first round of promotions 2019. We are also exploring ongoing reward and recognition of teaching activities and revisiting earlier outputs to see what further work may be needed.

Teaching Study Leave Briefing Paper - September 2018Link opens in a new window

On 13 December 2017, the Learning Circle held a Teaching Recognition and Reward Symposium which included presentations from three particularly well-informed speakers a video of the symposium is available to watch.

Teaching Recognition and Reward Briefing Paper - September 2017

Teaching Recognition and Reward Symposium Report - 13 December 2017

Engagement from other WIHEA Fellows is sought and encouraged to provide a balanced representation across all Faculties, as well as a range of teaching-related appointments and experience.

For further information on this Learning Circle or if you are a WIHEA Fellow interested in joining, please contact Claudie Fox ( or Dr Martyn Parker (

Please see the News & Events page for dates of future meetings.

Current members of this Circle:

  • Abigail Ball
  • Dr Lory Barile
  • Dr David Bather Woods
  • Dr Lewis Beer
  • Dr Catherine Bennett
  • Dr Deborah Biggerstaff
  • Dr Elisabeth Blagrove
  • Dr Jane Bryan
  • Prof Caroline Elliott
  • Dr Ross Forman
  • Dr Claudie Fox (Co-lead)
  • Dr Daniel Franklin
  • Dr Zhiyan Guo
  • Dr Lucy Hammond
  • Jessica Humphreys
  • Dr Nicholas Jackson
  • Dr Celine Martin
  • Kelly Mayjonade Christy
  • Dr Stefania Paredes Fuentes
  • Dr Martyn Parker (Co-lead)
  • Dr Sandra Pereira
  • Dr Lydia Plath
  • Prof Sarah Richardson
  • Prof Ian Tuersley
  • Dr Leticia Villamediana Gonzalez
  • Prof Azrini Wahidin