Royal Academy of EngineeringThe Academy’s interim report on the development of the template, Does teaching advance your academic career? A template for evaluating teaching achievement, responds to concerns that without adequate recognition for teaching and curriculum development duties, lecturers have little incentive to put time and effort into improving the experience of university students. Despite the significant role teaching plays in most academics’ schedules, only 12% of academic staff surveyed by the Academy reported that it was a ‘very important’ promotion criteria in their university. Research, on the other hand, was seen as a ‘very important’ promotion criteria by 97% of respondents. More...