Promotion criteria

The Framework’s promotion criteria are conceptualised around the key capabilities that determine achievement at each level, as illustrated in the diagram below. All levels of the Framework are cumulative, with achievement at a higher level expected to be in addition to continuing achievement at lower levels.

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It should be noted that, at level 3, career progression splits into two parallel branches – one focused on impact on the educational environment and one focused on impact on educational knowledge – and individuals can opt to focus on one or a combination of these branches. Both branches offer progression to the fourth level, as a recognised global leader in teaching and learning.

Full promotion criteria are provided below

Effective teacher

The effective teacher takes a conscientious and reflective approach, creating positive conditions for student learning and demonstrating effective teaching delivery that develops over time.

Skilled teacher

The skilled and collegial teacher takes an evidence-informed approach to their development as a teacher and provides mentorship to peers to promote a collaborative educational environment.

Institutional leader

The institutional leader in teaching and learning makes a significant contribution to enhancing the environment for inclusion and excellence in teaching and learning within and beyond their institution.

Scholarly teacher

The scholarly teacher makes a significant contribution to pedagogical knowledge by engaging with and contributing to the scholarly research literature which, in turn, influences education practice within and beyond their institution.

National and global leader

The national and global leader in teaching and learning makes exceptional contributions to teaching and learning in higher education through national and global influence and leadership. The successful candidate would demonstrate contribution to educational practice (for example, through advancing global partnership or leading multi-institutional educational reform) and/or impact on pedagogical research.

Career Framework for University Teaching, 2024