Past Event details

Handbook of Quality Assurance for University Teaching, edited by Professor Roger Ellis and Professor Elaine Hogard, Seminar and book launch

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The Society for Research into Higher Education would like to invite you to attend this event, marking the publication of “Handbook of Quality Assurance for University Teaching” edited by Professors Roger Ellis and Elaine Hogard.  

About this title
This event is celebrating the publication of this practical and authoritative handbook. The Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the issues and approaches to assuring quality in university teaching. Including contributions from major international figures, the book contains a wealth of ideas and practical advice to help universities commit to quality in teaching and offers insights into how the topics raised can be directly applied.


The book initially identifies some of the key issues surrounding the topic, such as the evidence-based identification of teaching quality; the training of university lecturers and faculty; external and internal quality assurance; the tension between professional autonomy and governmental regulation; and the involvement of students in developing quality. It then moves on to present ideas and initiatives to address these problems, tackling the subject through four sections:


  • Assuring Quality – questioning what quality assurance means and how it might be practised;
  • Identifying Quality – examining what knowledge exists at present and how it might be further researched;
  • Developing Quality – investigating the development of staff through teacher training and appraisal;
  • Case Studies of Quality Assurance – reviewing six case studies of quality assurance in a range of contrasting subjects including the professional subjects of Medicine, Nursing and Teacher Training which are also addressed systemically in the first section.


Full of practical advice, Handbook of Quality Assurance for University Teaching is an invaluable and unique resource for Faculty, Subject Leaders, University Administrators and Quality Assessors.



15:30 – 16:00                          Registration with refreshments

16:00 – 16:15             Introduction to structure of the book and key issues.

Professor Roger Ellis

16:15 - 18:00               Presentations from chapter contributors followed by discussion chaired by Professors Ellis and Hogard.


The following contributors, one from each section, will be presenting:

Program  Evaluation:  A  key  to  assuring  quality  in  Higher  Education

Professor Elaine Hodard, Northern Ontario School of Medicine


Effective  teaching?

Professor George Brown, University of Nottingham,  Dr Sarah Edmunds, University of Chichester


Staff  development  and  quality  assurance

Professor Shân Wareing, London South Bank University


Teaching  quality  in  Art,  Design  and  Media:  Tacit  knowledge and  experience

Professor Roni Brown, University for the Creative Arts

In addition, all contributors present are invited to give a five minute introduction to the key points in their chapter, if they wish.


18:00 – 20:00              Drinks and canape reception, sponsored by the Society for Research into Higher Education and Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group


We hope you will be able to join us for this occasion and to have the opportunity of welcoming you to SRHE. For more information please visit the Routledge website.

Network: SRHE Event
Date(s): Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Times: 15:00 - 20:00
Location: SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE
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