Developing University Teachers: An account of a scheme designed for postgraduate researchers on a lecturing career path

Roy Fisher, Bertrand Taithe

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There is a growing recognition within higher education institutions of the importance of teaching as a core activity for trainee academics. This paper outlines and reports on a scheme which has been established to address the needs of postgraduate researchers who wish to build a career as university teachers. The scheme, now under review at the close of its first year of operation, is one which provides a potential model for other institutions. The paper includes extracts from a frank discussion involving participants in the scheme and highlights some of the practical difficulties which have occurred, in addition to the many benefits which are both expected in the future as well as some which are currently accruing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-50
Number of pages14
JournalTeaching in Higher Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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