It takes a combination of formal and informal learning to equip academics to become better teachers. Universities need to encourage both approaches.
Now that the OLT is closing and the grants and fellowships are lost, it is not clear whether the government will play an active role in enhancing teaching excellence in our universities.
Universities stand to benefit enormously if excellent teachers are celebrated and given the chance to share their skills, and if they have the power to really change their institutions.
As universities swallow a £150m cut to their teaching budgets, are they in a stable financial position?
We value the boosted career and wealth outcomes for graduates and what that does for our economy, but university has more value than that.
Knowledge for the sake of knowledge is important, but universities, as public institutions, have a responsibility to fulfil their public role too.
As students walk to receive their certificates on commencement day, what are the thoughts of their teachers who stood at the same place some decades ago? What has changed?