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Learning Circle 9: Promotion and Impact, Outreach and Engagement Review

stairs against a brick wallMembership

Chair: Sarah Richardson, Foundation Fellow - Faculty of Arts, and Ian Tuersley, Foundation Fellow - Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine

WIE Team Link: Michael Scott

Members: Rachel Edwards, David Lees, Maureen McLaughlin, Amy Stickels, Anne-Marie Broomhall, Stefania Paredes Fuentes, Nicholas Jackson, Deepak Parashar, Kerry Kirwan, Letizia Gramaglia, Christopher Strelluf, Naomi de la Tour, Paul Blagburn (WIE/WP), Sarah Hall (WIE/ R&IS), Jackie Hodgson, Beccy Freeman, Peter Scott, Oliver Walmsley, Jane Bryan.

Achievements January - July 2021

The group has met three times and established a working link with the WIHEA Teaching Recognition & Reward learning circle to create a broader "Learning Sphere".

Our work to date has been focussed on the sourcing of examples of promotions case studies for those using Impact, Outreach and/or Engagement work as part of their evidence. We have produced a review of this information and delivered our recommendations for an updated set of promotions criteria to be used in the 21/22 round - this has now been accepted and we're hugely proud of this achievement.

Ambitions into 2022

Moving forward our work will focus on the following areas:

  • Produce a position paper explaining why an expansion of Impact, Outreach and Engagement (IOE) bands is needed. This will consider the banding for IOE (currently 1-6, compared to 1-8 for Teaching/Research);
  • Provide workshops/support in the area of IOE for those seeking promotion and senior managers;
  • Evaluate the impact of the criteria for IOE for those on different contracts (Research Focused / Teaching Focused / Research and Teaching Focused);
  • Address university/departmental culture on IOE activities;
  • Look at further recognition for participation in IOE activities (awards, merit pay, study leave etc.);
  • Consider what role students may play in the process.