European University Association: New project starts work on staff development for learning and teaching

On 6-7 February 2024, an EUA-led project which aims to analyse, and strengthen related institutional capacity and strategies for staff development and academic assessment at European higher education institutions kicked off in Bochum, Germany.

Funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme, until December 2026 the Staff development for learning and teaching at European universities (STAFF-DEV) will work to:

  • Offer a thorough knowledge and evidence base on how staff development in teaching is being implemented at European higher education institutions, and how it is embedded into institutional and national strategies for learning and teaching and academic assessment. To this end, a literature review, a survey of European higher education institutions and a series of focus groups will take place in 2024. The resulting publication will be available at the beginning of 2025.
  • Provide capacity-building opportunities for higher education institutions, through a series of peer learning and training activities in 2025 and 2026.
  • Contribute to policy making in reforming academic assessment and careers in Europe, by providing practice-based recommendations towards the end of the project.

STAFF-DEV is coordinated by EUA in a consortium with the University of Oslo (Norway), University College Cork (Ireland), Utrecht University (the Netherlands) and Ruhr University Bochum (Germany). Alongside the project team, STAFF-DEV also benefits from the input of an Advisory Board comprised of leading experts on the topic.

To learn more about STAFF-DEV, have a look at the project webpage and keep an eye on #STAFFDEV_EU on social media to stay tuned for any upcoming opportunities to engage.

Source: European University Association | News (