Learning and Teaching Strategy

The Learning & Teaching Strategy constitutes the University’s strategy for quality enhancement.  The most recent version was developed by the Vice Principal (Academic & Educational Innovation) following wide consultation with staff across the University.  It was subsequently approved by Senate in October 2015. 

As part of the Strategy, Learning and Teaching Committee will developed an Action Plan to facilitate the implementation of the strategic objectives. The Action Plan will bring together actions identified through internal review (including internal audit) and other quality and strategic processes to align activities in a way that will promote co-ordinated effort, allow monitoring of progress and help enhance the impact of the actions taken. 

The Learning and Teaching Strategy and Action Plan will be overseen by the Education Policy and Strategy Committee (EdPSC) with responsibility for specific actions delegated to a range of University committees and/or services. 


The latest updates (June 2015) on the actions associated with the previous Learning and Teaching Strategy are provided below.


Theme 1: Empowering People

1.1 Recognition and Reward of Teaching

Recognition of Teaching Excellence Working Group

Contact: HR Performance, Pay and Reward - www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/

Learning & Teaching Centre - www.gla.ac.uk/services/learningteaching/recognisingexcellenceinteaching/

University and College Teaching Excellence Awards

Contact: Senate Office; College Offices

Recognition and reward process

Contact: HR Performance, Pay and Reward - www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/

1.2 Development and Professional Recognition of Staff

1.2.1 The Colleges maintain seminar programmes and related activity to support the development of teaching staff ; these aim to disseminate good practice to closely related subjects

Contact: College Offices

1.2.2 The College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences has several School level groups to support scholarship in teaching-focused staff. Building on a College wide meeting on Scholarship in 2015 MVLS will hold a Scholarship Away Day in September 2016.

Contact : MVLS College Office

1.3 University Recognising Excellence in Teaching (RET) scheme and Early Career Development Programme

Contact: HR Performance, Pay and Reward - www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/

1.4 The Learning and Teaching Centre is commencing offering M.Ed. programme free of charge to University staff

Contact: Learning & Teaching Centre - www.gla.ac.uk/services/learningteaching/taughtcourses/

1.5 College of Social Sciences: ‘Agility & People’ course and coordination/administration review

Contact: College Office

1.6 College of Science & Engineering: Improvement of staff-student communications

Contact: Dean for Learning & Teaching, College of Science & Engineering

1.7 Improved Administrative Support of Teaching and the Student Experience

1.7.1 Ensuring holistic approach to governance of the student experience

Contact: Senate Office

1.7.2 Review of PGT generic regulation

Contact: Senate Office College of Science & Engineering: Address regulatory issue for MSci/MEng and MSc

Contact: Dean for Learning & Teaching, College Of Science & Engineering College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences: Administrative review

Contact: College Office

1.8 Deeper Student Engagement

1.8.1 Student Survey strategy and management development activity

Contact: Planning and Business Intelligence

1.8.2 Development of more active learning spaces through refurbished teaching rooms

Contact: Estates and Buildings - www.gla.ac.uk/services/estates/projects/

1.8.3 College of Science & Engineering: consider further co-creation of courses with students (following Science Skills PHYS1011 ), particularly to address apparent gaps between what is taught at schools and required in higher education

Contact: Dr Gordon Curry; Dr Peter Sneddon