Advancing Teaching is a global initiative designed to improve the support, reward and recognition of teaching and learning at universities across the world. It brings together a range of activities to advance these goals, each of which are driven and supported by a global network of university leaders, change makers and experts in teaching and learning from across the world. These activities include the development of a Framework to inform the design of university academic career pathways, a survey that captures and tracks the culture and status of teaching amongst the academic community and annual meetings that bring together this global network.
The Advancing Teaching network brings together pedagogical researchers and university leaders from across the world with a shared goal to improve the reward and recognition of university teaching. The activities are directed by members of the network and led by Dr Ruth Graham of RH Graham Consulting.
The Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK has been a major project sponsor through funding the development and launch of the Career Framework for University Teaching. Sponsors of other project components – such as reviews of practice, annual meetings and project publications – include the 4TU Centre for Engineering Education, the Dutch Ministry for Education, Culture and Science and the participating universities.