Thursday, 23 July 2015

Flexible working for women - is it holding back careers?

The Times Higher Education today asks if flexible work arrangements are holding back women's careers in higher education. The way universities perceive and handle flexible hours is an area for improvement, says a joint report by employers and unions. In the report which was published last week, the New Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff’s working group on gender pay says there is a “misperception of the value of flexible workers” at some institutions that meant that “some individuals…could be seen as less promotable because they work flexibly”. Read more by clicking on the link below.

Flexible working arrangements

Teaching Excellence Framework for the UK?

The Times Higher Education reports today that plans for a new teaching excellence framework for the UK could “root out bad teaching” and provide “incentives to make good teaching even better”. While some education experts believe that it is difficult to define quality in higher education others believe that if such a framework works for research, why not for teaching? Read more below by clicking on the link.

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Teaching Framework for the UK