Publications and documents to support the implementation of the Framework and provide further information about its design and development

For academics

Career Framework for Univerity Teaching

This document presents the Framework for use by academics seeking appointment, professional development and/or promotion. It can also be used by managers reviewing or evaluating appointment/appraisal/promotion cases. The document is structured around the three key questions that underpin each level of the Framework:

  • what is the academic’s sphere of impact in their teaching and learning activities?
  • what promotion criteria define the academic’s achievements in teaching and learning?
  • what forms of evidence can be used to demonstrate the academic’s teaching achievements?

For university leaders

An overview of the Framework

This summary document is aimed at senior university managers with an interest in adopting the framework within their institutions. It addresses the following questions:

  • Why was the framework developed?
  • Who should be using the framework?
  • What does the framework provide?

Published April 2016

For the teaching and learning support and research communities

The two reports provide further information about how and why the Framework was developed:

  • The interim Framework: an interim version of the framework was published in January 2016, which also contained further information about the context for the Framework’s development and the research underpinning its design.
  • Previous research: the framework builds on a report published by the Royal Academy of Engineering in March 2015 – Does teaching advance your academic career? – which looked at the perceptions of the recognition of teaching in academic promotion.
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Published January 2016

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Published April 2015

Career Framework for University Teaching, 2018