The 'Crisis and Catalyst' report has just been released, which explores the impact of COVID-19 emergency teaching on the engineering education sector. It addresses two central questions:
The study draws on 226 interviews (from across 36 counties) conducted between August 2020 and April 2022 with university leaders, engineering instructors/faculty, educational specialists and engineering students.
The study is supported and co-funded by a consortium of engineering schools and universities: Aalborg University, Denmark; EPFL, Switzerland; MIT, US; NTNU, Norway; Olin College of Engineering, US; PUC, Chile; Royal Academy of Engineering, UK; SUTD, Singapore; Tec de Monterrey, Mexico; UCL, UK; and 4TU Centre for Engineering Education, The Netherlands.
Findings from the Teaching Cultures Survey 2022 are now available on the project website here: www.teachingcultures.com/Findings/
The Teaching Cultures Survey 2022 is the second of three cross-sectional surveys designed to capture and track the culture and status of teaching within universities worldwide. The large majority of universities participating in the survey are engaged in systemic changes to academic career pathways and/or the ways in which achievements in university teaching are rewarded. The survey allows them to explore the impact of these structural changes on the experiences and perspectives of their academic communities and compare progress with peer institutions worldwide. This snap-shot report highlights consolidated findings from the 16 universities across eight countries that participated in the Teaching Cultures Survey 2022.
The Advancing Teaching network came together for a two-day meeting on 30th June and 1st July 2022 to discuss shared experiences of improving the evaluation and reward of university teaching and learning. Further details can be found here.
Work on CEEDA is continuing, with interviews with over 200 innovators, practitioner and leaders in engineering education from across the world now completed. The study is focused on the impact of COVID-19 on the future of engineering education and the lessons learnt from the period of emergency teaching. It is anticipated that the CEEDA report will be ready for release from March 2022. Six case studies of good practice in engineering education delivered during COVID-19 emergency teaching are already available on the CEEDA website.
Preparations are now underway for the Teaching Cultures Survey 2022, in which around 25 universities from across the world are expected to participate. The survey responses will be collected between February and May 2022, with the findings available from July 2022. If any new universities are interested to take part, please get in touch via the survey contacts page.
The Teaching Cultures Survey is a global collaboration between universities committed to improving the status of teaching and learning in higher education. Most participating universities are planning, or already implementing, systemic changes to academic career pathways and the ways in which achievements in university teaching are rewarded. The survey provides them with evidence on the perspectives, experiences and aspirations of their academic communities with respect to this critical dimension of the university mission.