Framing Development: Concepts, Factors and Challenges in CPD Frameworks for Academics

Veronica Bamber


The National Pay Framework in UK universities has brought not only new pay arrangements, but the expectation that reward, recognition and appraisal systems will also be ‘modernised’, and that frameworks for staff development will connect in with these. This paper considers whether generic continuing professional development (CPD) frameworks are appropriate for academic activities, and contributes to the debate on reward and recognition for teaching. Finally, the paper offers recommendations on what CPD frameworks might look like in university cultures in which academics still expect autonomy and discretion over their own development.

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