UK – SEDA
Membership stayed much the same as in 2009 – 93 institutional members (97 in 2009), 166 individuals (160), 106 Associate member (114) and 5 partner institutions (3).
SEDA’s Professional Development Framework – 24 institutions with PDF recognition, 61 programmes recognised (22 and 54 in 2009) and over 500 certificates issued. SEDA’s PD Framework uses 16 named awards to recognise different types of professional development. All awards share common set of values and core development outcomes, and each award has its own specialist outcomes.
New Fellowship arrangements – Associate Fellowship, Fellowship and Senior Fellowship – professional development qualifications for academic developers wherever they work and whatever the stage of their career.
Two conferences – one in the spring on “Learning Communities” with Etienne Wenger, one in the autumn for educational developers, five one-day events and a writing retreat.
One publication – “Creating a Profession – Building Careers in Educational Development”.
4 issues of Educational Developments, with 35 articles altogether. Previous years are uploaded to the web site.
Innovations in Education and Teaching International – SEDA’s refereed journal, four issues a year, in the Social Science Citation Index.
10 small grants for research into educational development.
Successful activities: Running a funded project for a national agency, and being asked by the Minister for Higher Education to advise on government policy.
Difficulties: Handling the Higher Education Academy’s consultation over the future of the UK’s Professional Standards Framework (for the development of teachers in HE).
The Future – The UK is about to lend students the money for their education in the hope that this will force more attention on good teaching. This will be disruptive. It might lead to the closure of some institutions. It might encourage better teaching.